What does Drake say in Arabic? The meaning of “Habibti please, ana akeed, inti wa ana ahla” explained

Paul Fogarty

Drake is the talk of the internet after he rapping in Arabic in a new track but just what does Drake say in Arabic in the song, Only You Freestyle?

It’s an undeniable fact that Drake is one of the biggest and most successful music artists in the world.

The 33-year-old Canadian rapper has fans in every corner of the globe as a result.

So, when Drake performs new songs in a different language, it can send his millions of fans wild.

In 2018, Drake performed in Spanish on the track Mia and more recently, he could be heard singing in French in the newly-released DJ Khaled song, Greece.

Now though, in the newest music video from British rapper, Headie One, Drake can be heard rapping in another foreign language, this time in Arabic.

But what exactly does Drake say in Arabic in Only You Freestyle and what does it mean?

Only You Freestyle

Only You Freestyle, which released on July 20th, is the newest single from 26-year-old British rapper, Headie One.

However, the London-born artist shares the song with Drake, who takes the lead in the first half of the track.

The biggest surprise to Drake fans listening is that at around the 40-second mark in the song, the Canadian starts rapping in Arabic.

Headie One | YouTube

What does Drake say in Arabic?

The line in the song which has grabbed fans’ attention is as follows:

According to Middle East Eye, this line translates to: “My love please, I’m sure you and I look better together.”

Earlier in the song, Drake makes reference to the British TV and radio presenter, Maya Jama, appearing to call her “sweet one,” which has got plenty of fans speculating whether Drake’s line in Arabic relates to her or potentially someone else.

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Maya Jama attends The BRIT Awards 2020 at The O2 Arena on February 18, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images

Fans react to Drake’s new song

While it may have been hugely surprising to hear Drake rap out some lines in Arabic but the 33-year-old has won plenty of praise for adding another language to his collection.

One fan on Twitter wrote: “drake has a better arabic accent than me”

While another added: “Drake out here spitting in Arabic hitting the خ‘s and everything”

And finally, this this fan summed up Drake’s Arabic perfectly in gif form:

Only You Freestlye by Headie One (ft. Drake) is available to listen to now after releasing on July 20th, 2020.

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