You and the music were the only things that I'd commit to
I never cheated, for the record, back when I was with you
But you believed in everything but me, girl, I don't get you

from Drake – Shot for Me Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

These lines are most likely in response to an interview in which one of his exes that he mentioned before, Catya.

“I was in love. He was in love. I’m talkin’ family dinners, we in Whole Foods pushing the cart around, it was a regular relationship. But he started getting a little bit too loose. He pops up in tabloids…with Malia. Trips to Jamaica that I wasn’t invited to and never heard about. I’m from South Philly you know we don’t go for that. That was my DUDE, not somebody I was just kickin’ it with.” ~ Catya Washington

She basically said that Drake cheated on her with Maliah Michel which was one of the reasons that lead to their breakup and Drake is most likely clearing the air.


FUN FACT: These lines are perfect iambic pentameter, a Shakespearean poetic pattern in which stresses on syllables are alternated.

i NE-ver CHEAT-ed FOR the RE-cord BACK when I was WITH you

Might as well call him William Drakespeare

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