There's nothing about Taylor Swift that brings to mind the world of hip hop.
Even when she's proclaiming her own beats "sick" in a pseudo-rap-like cadence, she's still about as hip hop as a Canadian soap opera star.
Which may explain why, when she decided to produce an album of "edgier hip-hop and R&B sounds,” she recruited none other than Mr. Aubrey Drake Graham to assist.
Taylor and Drake have been spending a lot of time together, which initially led to reports that they were dating.
There were even rumors of Taylor being pregnant with Drake's baby which is a notion as ridiculous as a reality show host becoming president.
Now, however, it's being reported that Drake is helping lay down the cold barz that will be rattling the speakers of sensible minivans and Kia Sorrentos all over the country this summer.
Granted the report that Taylor is about to morph into Tay-Swizzle comes from UK tabloid The Sun, so it should be taken with all the grains of salt, but given how many scores she has to settle these days, we could imagine her taking a page from Biggie's playbook and rolling a fat-ass blunt with it.
“Taylor is always looking at ways to grow as an artist and really wants to try something different and unexpected for the next album," says one insider.
"She’s not afraid of experimenting so is working with a lot of different faces to see if she suits a new sound."
The source adds:
"The remix of her song ‘Bad Blood’ had a less pop vibe — especially once Kendrick Lamar featured on it — and was a big hit, so she thinks her fans will like her going in this direction.”
Yes, if what The Sun says is true (a big if) Taylor had Kendrick Lamar on a track, so she now believes she can rap.
We're not saying with absolute certainty that she's wrong, but we've only heard her rap one verse so far, and she not only rhymed "man" with "friend," she also included the phrase "hella good hair."
So yeah, not the most promising start.
As for the content of Taylor's verses, naturally the press has her recording a scathing breakup song about Tom Hiddleston.
And a few tracks about Calvin Harris.
And then probably a couple about Eddie Redmayne and Tom Hardy, since she'll probably date them next.
Yeah, we know they're married, and we don't care, dammit!
Swift Money can't be stopped, fam.