Drake's new song "In My Feelings" is the number one song in the country. It's being played on rotation by MILLIONS of Americans. And it has a catchy new dance to it too.
But who is Keke? Well MTO News spoke with folks in the OVO camp and learned that she is Canadian singer, songwriter, and TV personality Keshia “KeKe” Chanté is the woman Drake is crooning over.
You'll probably remember KeKe as the girl on 106 & Park that replaced Rocsi Diaz.
Drake and KeKe started dating back when they were just teenagers. According to reports, KeKe was his first love. And while the relationship may not have worked, the two have remained friends for the past two decades:
KeKe all but confirmed that she’s the Keke in question. Some fans have slid into her Instagram DMs over “In My Feelings,” and she shared a few screenshots of the messages to Instagram Stories.
Back in April, long before Scorpion dropped, she appeared to tweet further proof. “He put it in a song so i know it’s real,” she wrote.
The Canadian Radio Music awarded Keke with “Best New Solo Artist” after the CD single release of “Unpredictable” in 2003. After becoming a rising star, she eventually went on to open for Destiny’s Child in 2005 for the girl group’s Canadian leg of their Destiny Fulfilled … And Lovin’ It tour.
According to Hollywood Life, "She’s also been referenced in a few other songs by Drizzy throughout his career. In a remix of Keshia’s song “Fallen”, Drake raps, “Keshia, Keshia, do you remember the old us? You just hold it down for your boy until the plaques arrive that’s why I love you.” Meanwhile, on his song “Deceiving”, Drake raps about Keshia’s mom: “What up Tessa, I love you like my own mama, and your daughter’s getting grown, mama. And me, I’m just here working, waiting, patient for her to be ready to love and leave alone drama.”