There have been whispers around the Internet that Taylor Swift and Drake are joining forces for an upcoming project. Even romantic rumors started between the two. (Billboard reached out to reps for both artists for comment.)
However, after Drake’s latest Apple Music commercial, where the 6 God hits the gym and sings along to Swift’s “Bad Blood” (she had initially sung along to Drake and Future’s “Jumpman” while pounding the treadmill), a collaboration between the two pop culture titans does not seem farfetched.
In the event a Swift and Drake joint project does came to fruition, here are five things we’d want to hear.
Ex-traordinary Heartbreak Number
It’s no secret that Swift and Drake have pulled inspiration from past relationships to craft chart-toppers like “I Knew You Were Trouble” and the Take Care album, respectively. If the pair were to spin recent cases of the ex into an emotional pop-meets-R&B ballad, tears would fly.
Swift got to moving and grooving for her catchy hater-bashing record “Shake It Off” while Drake became a viral sensation thanks to his hip-swaying number “Hotline Bling.” Dance floors would never be the same if the tandem hammered out a feel-good jam and perhaps a GIF-worthy video to match.
When Nashville’s own Swift moved to New York City, the country pop darling released the celebratory ode “Welcome to New York.” Meanwhile, the Toronto rapper held down the 6 — despite living in Calabasas — with his streaming magnet of an opus Views. If Swift and Drake combined their astute observations about fame based on geography, every city they’d land in could inspire the next big hit.
With Swift’s besties making a cameo in the video for “Bad Blood” and Drake constantly repping his OVO crew, a squad goals anthem dedicated to the power of a ride-or-die posse would definitely become an instant meme.
Drake’s collaborations with women have become certified ear candy. Just hit rewind on “Too Good,” “Work” and “Take Care” with Rihanna, as well as “Make Me Proud” alongside Nicki Minaj and “From Time” with Jhene Aiko. Throw Swift duet into the mix and, if executed right (no cheesy, cornball references, please), the genre-fusing collabo could make both bring hip-hop heads and country die-hards fall in love.