Death hasn’t been enough to stop the “Princess of R&B” from releasing new material and Drake took some time off from his involvement in nightclub brawls to drop a verse on Aaliyah’s recent single.
Getting a chance to drop some lines mid-way through the tune, Drake boasts of “swerving with Balotelli” through the streets of Manchester. The two became friends back in April when Balotelli brought the touring rapper out to dinner. Whether they were “swerving” in Balotelli’s Bentley, Audi R8, or Maserati GranTurismo is unknown, but it’s safe to assume that Balotelli hasn’t lost his lead foot quite yet.
Drake’s name-check is the latest chapter in “The Summer of Mario.”
After assisting Manchester City to its first title in over 40 years, Balotelli helped carry a revitalized Italy all the way to the final of the 2012 UEFA European Championships (scoring some brilliant goals along the way). From Kiev, Ukraine the 21-year-old headed to Ibiza, Spain where he made some new friends, set record bar tabs, and (hopefully) reflected on the impending arrival of his first child with ex-girlfriend Rafaella Fico.
The “Summer of Mario” comes to an end on August 12 when City takes on Chelsea in the Community Shield. The Citizens begin their Premier League title-defense against newly-promoted Southampton on August 19.