Drake calls Kylie Jenner a 'side piece' in unreleased track then sets record straight

Drake has been linked to Kylie Jenner in the past

Drake called Kylie Jenner a 'side piece' in a teaser of his unreleased material and has since apologised for 'disrespecting his friends'. In a clip which surfaced during a live set on Wednesday, the 33-year-old rapper appeared to make the reference as he performed alongside Future.

In the explosive lyrics, Drake referred to Kylie Jenner as well as her sister Kendall and their pal Gigi Hadid.

"Yeah, I’m a hater to society / Real s***, Kylie Jenner that’s a side piece / Yeah, I got 20 m*********’ Kylies," he rapped to his followers.

Although the tune appeared to add to speculation that they had previously been involved, Drake then shared a statement on Instagram where he explained that the clip was three years old. The rapper appeared to express regret, admitting he didn't want to 'disrespect' his friends.

"A song that mark ran last night on night owl sound live set shouldn't have been played.

"It's a song that leaked 3 years ago and got scrapped shortly after. He was just going too deep in the drake/future catalogue. Last thing I'd want to do is wake up having any friends of mine feeling disrespected so I just had to say that to start the day."

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Since the suggestive lyrics went live, there have been plenty of comments among fans in regards to the tune.

"Drake said Kylie is his side piece in this Future collab? Spicy," wrote one fan.

"@Drake u don't have to be a j*****s and call @KylieJenner a side piece. Where the real men at?" added another.

Rumours have swirled around Kylie and Drake ever since they were spotted getting cosy at his birthday party last year. At the time a source explained to Hollywood Life that the duo was not prepared for a relationship.

“Kylie is enjoying Drake’s company, she thinks he’s funny and attractive but that’s where it stops for the moment."

Kylie even had Drake perform at her sweet sixteen.

Drake, who has known the Kardashian-Jenner family for some years and even performed at Kylie's 16th birthday, reportedly downplayed rumours last year that they could become an item.

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Kylie is currently self-isolating with her daughter Stormi as well as her ex-boyfriend Travis Scott and is yet to make a comment over the lyric.