There was smoke in the air before
That was me clearing it

from Drake (Ft. Alicia Keys) – Fireworks Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

There were several different reports and many media outlets were speculating about what actually happened between Drake and Rihanna. Drake dedicates an entire verse in this song to “clearing the air” not only for the fans but for Rihanna and to allow a little bit of closure for himself.

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