Drake doesn’t agree with the suggestion that Scorpion is his worst album.
During a recent episode of the Shots Taken Podcast, the hosts brought up a viral TikTok video of someone claiming Drizzy doesn’t have a classic album. They called it “the dumbest shit ever,” naming Take Care and Nothing Was the Same as two of his finest efforts.
The podcasters also debated his worst album, throwing out Scorpion as a contender, but praised “God’s Plan” and “Nice for What” as standout songs.
One of the hosts said: “If you compare him to other artists, this is probably still a better album than a lot of people’s albums.”
Drake caught wind of the video and jumped into the comments section to defend Scorpion, listing some of the many “slappers” on the project.
“Gods Plan, In My Feelings, Nice For What, Nonstop, Jaded, Is There More, Sandra’s Rose, That’s How You, Feel, Emotionless…… slappppps on [Scorpio emoji],” he wrote.
Released in June 2018, Scorpion debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 after moving a staggering 732,000 album-equivalent units in its first week.
Boasting features from JAY-Z, Future, the late Michael Jackson and more, it became Drake’s eighth project in a row to top the chart and broke the U.S. streaming record with 745.92 million spins in its first week.
Scorpion was actually certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) a day before it dropped due to the streams accumulated by its previously released singles, “God’s Plan”, “Nice For What” and “I’m Upset.”
While phoning into Akademiks’ Off the Record podcast last year, the Toronto hitmaker accused Billboard of changing their chart rules after the album’s success in an attempt to curb his dominance and give other artists a helping hand.
“I mean, at the end of the day, ever since we were dunning off the charts from Scorpion, they fixed the charts anyway,” he said. “So it is what it is. You know, they had to give other people a fair shot.”
During an interview with TSN in February 2022, Drake explained how Biggie‘s Life After Death inspired him to make Scorpion — which clocks in at 25 songs — a double album.
“Notorious B.I.G. put this album out and the ratio of songs versus just important songs was so incredible that I wanted to set a challenge for myself,” he said while sitting courtside at a Toronto Raptors game.
“You know, I hate to age myself but I’ve been doing this for like 10-plus years as well. Sometimes you gotta set a little target goal for yourself just to keep it interesting.”