“Sticky” is the seventh track on Drake’s 2022 album ‘Honestly, Nevermind.’ The song tackles a variety of topics including his choice of career paths, his crew, and flexes on his riches.
Drake released his seventh studio album ‘Honestly, Nevermind‘ on June 17, 2022, just a little under a year since his previous project ‘Certified Lover Boy.’ The album received generally negative feedback from the fans for being a low-effort album with similar-sounding beats across many tracks and the same lament of lost love in most.
However, ‘Honestly, Nevermind’ was a big streaming success, raking over 61 million streams on Spotify within the first 24 hours of release. The album is also projected to make around 230,000 sales in the first week. Both of these statistics are pretty good for current times.
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Drake “Sticky” Lyrics Meaning and Song Review
Drake kicks off the first verse by flaunting his extreme riches. He talks about his Homer luxury jewelry which he wore to an NBA game in March 2022. The chain and wristband he wore totaled over $2 million in retail price.
My mama wish I woulda went corporate
She wish I woulda went exec’
I still turn to a CEO so the lifestyle she respect
Drake reveals that his mother wanted him a corporate life–to be a top executive of a big company. Obviously, he did not follow that route. But he still became very successful–possibly even bigger than what he could have been had he chosen the corporate route. Regardless, he is also the owner of his record label OVO Sounds, which makes him part of the corporate world anyway.
The title of the album is about sticky situations in life. These are tough situations that require careful navigation through.
Drake also shouts out to his crew saying that he never gets to go to the Met Gala annual fashion show because he cannot bring all of his friends with him. Met Gala is a very exclusive high-profile fashion event to which only a handful get invited.
Love my guys, I wouldn’t trade (Ayy)
From the cradle to the grave (Ayy)
Drake also shouts out to Young Thug who goes by the alias Big Slime. Young Thug got arrested early this year for gang-related offenses.
In the third and final verse of the song, Drake talks about his romantic affairs. He treats them like fish in the water and his encounters with these ladies are short and to the point.
If we together, you know it’s a brief one
Back in the ocean you go, it’s a—
He ends the song with a subtle warning to his competition and haters. All the people who claim to be better than him and have their chests pumped up should realize how sticky life can get at times. Especially, when they go up against someone of the magnitude of Drake.
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