Canadian rapper Drake has once again found himself at the center of controversy, this time for his latest song “Rescue Me” that samples a clip of Kim Kardashian talking about her divorce from Kanye West. The song, which premiered on SiriusXM’s Sound 42 on Friday, has sparked a debate on social media, with many calling out Drake for using Kim Kardashian’s personal life for his music.
The use of Kim Kardashian’s voice in “Rescue Me” is particularly striking, as the song is about a girl rescuing Drake, and the clip features Kim recalling how she felt when her marriage to Kanye was falling apart. The fact that Drake would use such a personal moment in his music has not gone unnoticed, with many questioning his motives and ethics.
Some are also seeing this as yet another instance in the ongoing feud between Drake and Kanye, who have a long and complicated history. The two have exchanged diss tracks, jabs on social media, and even physical altercations, so it’s no surprise that any move made by either one is seen as a direct shot at the other.
But the controversy surrounding “Rescue Me” goes beyond just the use of Kim Kardashian’s voice. Some have also criticized the song for being insensitive to the plight of women who truly need rescuing, and for perpetuating harmful stereotypes about gender roles.
Of course, there are also those who are defending Drake’s right to use whatever samples he wants in his music, arguing that it’s all part of the creative process, and that he has every right to draw from his own experiences and those of others.
Regardless of where you stand on this issue, it’s clear that the use of Kim Kardashian’s voice in “Rescue Me” is a controversial move that is likely to continue to spark heated debate across social media and beyond. As artists continue to push the boundaries of what is acceptable in their music, it will be interesting to see how the public reacts and whether or not they will continue to hold these artists accountable for their actions.