For years, there have been rumors that The Weeknd wrote much of Drake's Take Care LP.
Drake's main man Noah "40" Shebib wants them to end.
"There’s, like, 22 songs on Take Care. He contributed on four of them," 40 said in his chat with Rolling Stone. "There are 18 other songs on there where that guy was nowhere to be found, right? So it’s like, ‘Yeah, cool and you contribute to a few records on Take Care. Significant records, sure, but it was a few. It wasn’t a lot.’ It’s a common misconception. I made that whole album. I saw Abel maybe two days. I was in there for like a year."
The Weeknd has pushed the narrative that 40 is now pushing against. In a 2015 interview with Rolling Stone, Abel claimed that "almost half" of what was supposed to be on his 2013 mixtape House Of Balloons ended up on Take Care.
40's comment are not surprisingly more in line with what Drake has said about The Weeknd and Take Care.
"Abel CO WROTE on Shot For Me and Practice, obviously was featured on Crew Love and The Ride and that's it. There's 20 songs on that album ... don't try me," Drake typed in the comments a few years back.