Jack Harlow just released his second studio album, and one of the tracks had a rather interesting name. His album “Come Home The Kids Miss You” was released on May 6 with 15 songs on the tracklist.
Among the songs released was a track named after music sensation Dua Lipa. In the song, Harlow dropped some lyrics which hinted at a possible crush on the artist without outrightly saying it.
While Dua Lipa hasn’t made any public comment about the song, Harlow revealed that she did say some things to him in private. He appeared in a recent interview and said that the artist was initially “kinda thrown off” by the song but eventually gave him her permission.
Harlow Named A Song After Dua Lipa
According to Harlow, Dua Lipa didn’t have much of a reaction when the singer heard the title of one of his newest tracks. “Dua Lipa” was the fifth song in the rapper’s second studio album “Come Home The Kids Miss You.” The album was released on May 6.
During an appearance on “The Breakfast Club” on Friday, Harlow talked about his new album and the song named after the pop star. He disclosed how he managed to get the “Levitating” singer’s approval before releasing the song.
The lyrics of the song hint at a possible crush on Dua Lipa, one line revealing that the 24-year-old wanted “more with her than do a feature.” He continued, “I checked the web; they out there chewin’ me up, f*** it. Fadeaway, I lift that Luka Knee up, bucket / I heard from someone you said you could be us, nothing.”
Dua Lipa Was ‘Thrown Off’
During the interview, the artist revealed that while Dua Lipa hasn’t said anything about the track named after her publicly, she made some comments in private. Harlow said, “I wanted to get her blessing, so I FaceTimed her and played it for her because I didn’t want her to be blindsided by that or feel like creeped out or anything.”
The “What’s Poppin'” artist added that if Dua Lipa had hated the track, it wouldn’t have come out. He continued, “If she had said, ‘Yo, I hate it. I don’t want it to come out,’ it wouldn’t have come out.” The pop star reportedly responded, “‘Oh, I mean, it’s not my song. I suppose it’s OK.'” Harlow added that she was “kinda thrown off” by the song but let it go.
When asked if he had a crush on the 26-year-old, he admitted he mainly admired her, and since hearing the songs, they have had “less awkward” conversations. He added, “I think we’re good. We’ll see how the record does. I think when the song comes out, she’ll grow to appreciate it even more.”
Harlow Said Dua Lipa Was ‘Confused’
Despite his comments in the recent interview, Harlow had a slightly different recollection of events during an interview with SiriusXM on Saturday. According to the artist, Dua Lipa was “so confused” when she initially heard the song but eventually gave her blessing for its release.
The “Industry Baby” rapper recalled, “She was so confused. She was like, ‘What the hell?’ It’s clearly a first, but she gave me her blessing. She said I was totally fine with her. She’s very sweet. She’s a very sweet woman.”
Before releasing “Come Home The Kids Miss You,” Harlow appeared in an interview with Apple Music and talked about how important it was to stay humble even with an elevation in status. The rapper also revealed that he expected the public to “turn on him soon” but felt they would turn right back in no time.
Harlow Said The World Would ‘Turn On [Him] Soon’
While talking to Zane Lowe of Apple Music, the rapper said, “The world’s going to turn on me soon. ‘Jack Harlow is the likable guy, and everybody likes [him].’ But there’s going to come a time when they turn on me. I don’t know when it’s going to be; I don’t know why.”
The 24-year-old then added that while he wasn’t trying to “manifest” anything, he knew it would eventually happen. “I see sparks of it just like any big artist sees. But all the people that are championing me are going to turn on me. And now I have a good feeling that they’re going to turn back around.”
Harlow’s “Come Home The Kids Miss You” has been met with mixed reviews and reactions after its release early this month. Music critics like Pitchfork’s Matthew Strauss even called the musical work “insipid” and “vacuous.”
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