Drake calls Rihanna average as ghostwriter behind viral AI song speaks out

By Charlie Sawyer

Published Oct 12, 2023 at 12:20 PM

Reading time: 2 minutes

Our Canadian soft boy is back at it again. Drake, who released his new album For All The Dogs on 6 October 2023, is making headlines once more. And no, it’s not for his alleged bisexual tease. In actuality, the rapper is trending because a very mysterious songwriter—who was behind the viral Drake AI song that made the round earlier this year—has finally spoken out about his thoughts on the matter, and has reiterated the fact that the future of music is all going to be about deepfakes.

The songwriter, who ironically goes by the name Ghostwriter, first began dropping AI-generated tracks on TikTok back in September of this year. The popularity of his creations grew pretty quickly, and as far as Ghostwriter is concerned, this is the future of music. In an exclusive interview with Billboard, Ghostwriter and his managed revealed that “AI poses a new opportunity for artists to license their voices for additional income and marketing reach, as well as for songwriters like Ghost to share their skills, improve their pitches to artists and even earn extra income.”

Ghost’s manager, who seems to be the one running the show, told Billboard: “I think in the near future, we’re going to have infrastructure that allows artists to not only license their voice but do so with permissions. Like, say I’m artist X. I want to license my voice out, but I want to take 50 per cent of the revenue that’s generated. Plus users can’t use my voice for hate speech or politics. It is possible to create tech that can have permissions like that. I think that’s where we are headed.”

That being said, all of the tracks that Ghostwriter has released have almost immediately afterwards been removed from streaming platforms. Deepfake music has definitely got people in the music industry stressed. However, I think if Drake should be worried about anything right now, it’s people’s reactions to his high-key embarrassing lyrics…

In fact, the rapper has been getting some pushback for one of his songs ‘Fear of Heights’. During the track, Drake makes references to his relationship with Rihanna—the couple dated on and off from 2009 to 2016. In the song, the rapper says: “I’m anti, I’m anti / Yeah, and the sex was average with you / Yeah, I’m anti ‘cuz I had it with you.”

Now, Rihanna is anything but average. And DJ Annie Mac seems to agree, stating on her recent radio show: “I’m sorry, I refuse to believe that sex with Rihanna is average. I cannot I will not accept that as an idea. She is the sexiest woman alive.” Preach.

On another note, Drake’s former frenemy and controversial interviewer Bobbi Althoff recently released a new iteration of her show with none other than actress Scarlett Johansson. A clip of the interview on Althoff’s Instagram has already been viewed over 2.2 million times.

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