Long awaited, hated
Fans see me out and they holla happy belated
It’s about time that you made it
I was bumping your songs when nobody else played it

from Drake – The Winner Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

When someone says “happy belated”, they are saying “happy belated birthday wishes”. In Drake’s case, he means that they they are saying “happy belated recognition of fame”. As in, “We’re happy for you that you finally became famous and made it!” (which goes well with the next line)

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