10 Hilarious Memes About Drake Rapping in Arabic

You can now call him Dreikh

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It was only a matter of time until Drake tried his hand at Arabic. From Patois to French and Spanish, The Canadian rapper already has already amassed a pretty diverse linguistic repertoire. In his new track ‘Only You Freestyle’, which features British drill artist Headie One, Drake dropped an entire line in Arab sending Arabic Twitter and TikTok into a frenzy.

Drake’s Arabic lyrics read: “Arabic ting told me that I look like Youssef, look like Hamza, Habibti please, ana akeed, inti wa ana ahla, which translates to “My love please, I’m sure you and I look better together,” in English.

His foray into Arabic lyricism should come as no surprise. The Grammy-Award winning artist has a bit of a history with the Arab world.

Recently, he was rumoured to be dating Egyptian-Moroccan model Imaan Hammam. But his Arabic-skills date back all the way to 2009, when Drake referenced a former Moroccan girlfriend Zineb Samir, or ‘Nebby’, in his song ‘Look What You’ve Done’.  “It’s like ’09 in your basement and I’m in love with Nebby / And I still love her but it fell through because I wasn’t ready,” he wrote. It’s also rumoured that his major hit, ‘Best I Ever Had’ is also about Samir.

Drake also never shied away from recognizing his own Middle Eastern-like features—a subject that still carries a trail of its own memes.

In 2015, upon visiting Dubai, Drake posted a photo with Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed Al-Maktoum on his Instagram, joking that he “finally found [his] long lost brother”.

But Drake’s Arabic lyrics in ‘Only You Freestyle’ have birthed a new wave of brilliant memes in little over 48 hours already. These are the best Drake rapping in Arabic memes.

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