Make Me Proud
Drake Lyrics


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I like a woman with a future and a past
A little attitude problem all good, it'll make the shit last
Don't make it too easy, girl, don't take it too fast
Yeah, that's it right there, that's it, do it just like that
Only you can do it just like that
And I love it when your hair still wet 'cause you just took a shower
Runnin' on a treadmill and only eating salad
Sound so smart like you graduated college
Like you went to Yale but you probably went to Howard
Knowin' you
Weekend in Miami trying to study by the pool
Couple things due but you always get it done
Might have been a time when I loved her too
But you take that away and you've always been the one
One, I wonder why the moon look nice, girl
Maybe it's just right for the night
You said niggas coming on too strong, girl
They want you in their life as a wife
That's why you want to have no sex, why you wanna protest
Why you want to fight for your right
'Cause you don't love them boys
Pussy run everything, fuck that noise

I know things get hard, but girl, you got it, girl, you got it, there you go
Can't you tell by how they looking at you everywhere you go?
Wondering what's on your mind, it must be hard to be that fine
When all these mothafuckas wanna waste your time
It's just amazing, girl, and all I can say is

I'm so I'm so I'm so I'm so I'm so proud of you
I'm so I'm so I'm so I'm so I'm so proud of you
I'm so I'm so I'm so I'm so I'm so proud of you
Everything's adding up, you've been through hell and back
That's why you're bad as fuck and you-

B-b-b-b-bet I am
All of them bitches I'm badder than
Mansions in Malibu, Babylon
But I never mention everything I dabble in
And I always ride slow when I'm straddlin'
And my shit's so wet you gotta paddle in
Gotta r-r-row, gotta row ya boat
It's Pink Friday Records and OVO
Done did the pop tour, I'm the realest still
The best legal team so the deals is ill
It's MAC, OPI, and a fragrance too
Apparel, I'm dominating every avenue
Cobblestone, good view, little gravel too
Gotta pay for the entourage travel too
'Cause I'm fl-fl-fly I'm flying high
Ain't got time to talk, just hi and bye, bitch

But baby, if you ask me to take a break
I'll give it all away, don't care what the people say
I'll be a million, billion, trillion miles away (ha-ah)

He asked my sign, I said a Sag'
I'm a star, sheriff badge
What's the point if I'm guarding?
Double D up, hoes, Dolly Parton

I know things get hard, but girl, you got it, girl, you got it, there you go
Can't you tell by how they looking at you everywhere you go?
Wondering what's on your mind, it must be hard to be that fine
When all these mothafuckas wanna waste your time
It's just amazing, girl, and all I can say is

I'm so I'm so I'm so I'm so I'm so proud of you
I'm so I'm so I'm so I'm so I'm so proud of you
I'm so I'm so I'm so I'm so I'm so proud of you
Everything's adding up, you've been through hell and back
That's why you're bad as fuck and you know you are

And all I can say is
I'm so I'm so I'm so I'm so I'm so proud of you
And all I can say is
I'm so I'm so I'm so I'm so I'm so I'm so
I'm so I'm so I'm so I'm so I'm so proud of you
I'm so I'm so I'm so I'm so I'm so proud of you
I'm so I'm so I'm so I'm so I'm so proud of you




Everything's adding up, you've been through hell and back
That's why you're bad as fuck and you know you are

Overall Meaning

The song "Make Me Proud" by Drake featuring Nicki Minaj is about Drake's admiration for a successful, strong, and independent woman who can balance her career and personal life. He likes a woman with a past and a future, who does not make it too easy for a man to win her heart. Drake appreciates the woman's intelligence, as she sounds smart enough to have graduated from a prestigious university such as Yale. However, he does not hold it against her if she graduated from another university such as Howard. The female protagonist is a hard worker, and she always manages to complete her tasks, even when she takes some time off to visit Miami. Men are attracted to her, but she does not let them waste her time, and she does not want them to define her.


Nicki Minaj's verse is about her power and influence in the music industry and how her success is attributed to her talent, hard work, and willingness to enter into different businesses such as fragrance, clothing, and makeup. She is proud of herself that she has come this far and has dominated different avenues.


Line by Line Meaning

I like a woman with a future and a past
I respect a woman with a history and goals for her future.


A little attitude problem all good, it'll make the shit last
A confident and assertive nature helps maintain healthy relationships.


Don't make it too easy, girl, don't take it too fast
Take your time, don't rush into things.


Yeah, that's it right there, that's it, do it just like that
You're doing great, keep going.


Only you can do it just like that
You possess unique qualities that make you special and irreplaceable.


And I love it when your hair still wet 'cause you just took a shower
I find you attractive in any state, even when you're not trying.


Runnin' on a treadmill and only eating salad
You're dedicated and disciplined in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.


Sound so smart like you graduated college
You're intelligent and well-spoken, as if you have a college degree.


Like you went to Yale but you probably went to Howard
You have the intellect of a Yale graduate, but you likely attended Howard University.


Weekend in Miami trying to study by the pool
You take every opportunity to learn and better yourself, even on vacation.


Couple things due but you always get it done
You balance your responsibilities well and always meet deadlines.


Might have been a time when I loved her too
I may have had feelings for someone else in the past, but now I love you.


But you take that away and you've always been the one
Even if past relationships did exist, you were always the right one for me.


One, I wonder why the moon look nice, girl
I'm in awe of your beauty, like I am of the moon in the sky.


Maybe it's just right for the night
You and the moon deserve to be admired in the night sky, like a perfect pair.


You said niggas coming on too strong, girl
Men are trying too hard to be with you.


They want you in their life as a wife
They want to make you their wife.


That's why you want to have no sex, why you wanna protest
You're avoiding relationships and sexual advances because men are too pushy.


Why you want to fight for your right
You're standing up for your autonomy and making your own choices.


'Cause you don't love them boys
You're not interested in these men because you don't love them.


Pussy run everything, fuck that noise
Women should be in charge and make their own decisions, disregard male dominance.


I know things get hard, but girl, you got it, girl, you got it, there you go
I understand life can be tough, but you have the capability to overcome it.


Can't you tell by how they looking at you everywhere you go?
You draw attention and admiration wherever you go.


Wondering what's on your mind, it must be hard to be that fine
People are curious about what goes through your head and it can be difficult to deal with attention due to your beauty.


When all these mothafuckas wanna waste your time
Men are trying to waste your time with empty promises and relationships.


It's just amazing, girl, and all I can say is
You're incredible, I'm in awe of you.


I'm so I'm so I'm so I'm so I'm so proud of you
I'm incredibly proud of you.


Everything's adding up, you've been through hell and back
You've been through a lot of tough experiences.


That's why you're bad as fuck and you-
Despite everything you've been through, you're still amazing.


B-b-b-b-bet I am
You can bet on me to be amazing as well.


All of them bitches I'm badder than
I'm better than all those other women.


Mansions in Malibu, Babylon
I have luxurious homes in Malibu and Babylon.


But I never mention everything I dabble in
I don't feel the need to brag about all my accomplishments and ventures.


And I always ride slow when I'm straddlin'
I enjoy taking my time and savoring the moment.


And my shit's so wet you gotta paddle in
I'm really good at what I do, you have to work to keep up with me.


Gotta r-r-row, gotta row ya boat
We have to work hard to get where we want to go in life.


It's Pink Friday Records and OVO
I'm associated with Pink Friday Records and OVO.


Done did the pop tour, I'm the realest still
I've done successful pop music tours and I still remain authentic.


The best legal team so the deals is ill
I have the best legal team and my business deals are exceptional.


It's MAC, OPI, and a fragrance too
I'm involved with MAC, OPI, and a fragrance line.


Apparel, I'm dominating every avenue
My clothing line is successful and I'm thriving in all aspects of the fashion industry.


Cobblestone, good view, little gravel too
I'm enjoying a scenic and high-end environment.


Gotta pay for the entourage travel too
I have to bear the costs of my team's travel expenses.


'Cause I'm fl-fl-fly I'm flying high
I'm amazing, and excelling in my career.


Ain't got time to talk, just hi and bye, bitch
I'm very busy, and can only say quick greetings and goodbyes.


But baby, if you ask me to take a break
If you need me to take a break, I'll do it for you.


I'll give it all away, don't care what the people say
I'm willing to give up everything, ignoring what others may say.


I'll be a million, billion, trillion miles away (ha-ah)
I'll be extremely distant, both emotionally and physically.


He asked my sign, I said a Sag'
Someone asked for my astrological sign, and I replied Sagittarius.


I'm a star, sheriff badge
I'm a celebrity, recognized and important.


What's the point if I'm guarding?
What's the point of being a star if I'm confined to myself?


Double D up, hoes, Dolly Parton
I have a large bust like Dolly Parton.


And all I can say is
I can only express my admiration.


I'm so I'm so I'm so I'm so I'm so proud of you
I'm incredibly proud of you.


Everything's adding up, you've been through hell and back
You've survived many difficult experiences.


That's why you're bad as fuck and you know you are
You're gorgeous and you're aware of it.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Sentric Music, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Aubrey Graham, Onika Miraj, Anthony Palman, Kenza Samir, Nikhil Seetharam, Noah Shebib, Tyler Williams

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I like a woman with a future and a past
A little attitude problem all good, it'll make the shit last
Don't make it too easy, girl, don't take it too fast
Yeah, that's it right there
That's it, do it just like that
Only you can do it just like that
And I love it when your hair still
Wet 'cause you just took a shower
Running on a treadmill and only eating salad
Sound so smart like you graduated college
Like you went to Yale but you probably went to Howard
Knowing you, weekend in Miami trying to study by the pool
Couple things due but you always get it done
Might've been a time when I loved her too
But you take that away and you've always been the one
One, I wonder why the moon looks nice, girl
Maybe it's just right for the night
You said niggas coming on too strong, girl
They want you in their life as a wife
That's why you want to have no sex, why you want to protest
Why you want to fight for your right
'Cause you don't love them boys
Pussy run everything, fuck that noise
I know things get hard, but girl, you got it
Girl, you got it, there you go
Can't you tell by how they looking at you everywhere you go?
Wondering what's on your mind, it must be hard to be that fine
When all these muthafuckas wanna waste your time
It's just amazing, girl, and all I can say is
I'm so I'm so I'm so I'm so I'm so proud of you
I'm so I'm so I'm so I'm so I'm so proud of you
I'm so I'm so I'm so I'm so I'm so proud of you
Everything's adding up, you've been through hell and back
That's why you're bad as fuck and you-
B-b-b-bet I am
All of them bitches I'm badder than
Mansions in Malibu, Babylon
But I never mention everything I dabble in
And I always ride slow when I'm straddling
And my shit's so wet you gotta paddle in
Gotta r-r-row, gotta row ya boat
It's Pink Friday Records and OVO
Done did the pop tour, I'm the realest still
The best legal team so the deals is ill
It's MAC, OPI, and a fragrance, too
Apparel, I'm dominating every avenue
Cobblestone, good view, little gravel too
Gotta pay for the entourage travel too
'Cause I'm fl-fl-fly I'm flying high
Ain't got time to talk, just hi and bye, bitch
But baby, if you ask me to take a break
I'll give it all away, don't care what the people say
I'll be a million, billion, trillion miles away aha
He asked my sign, I said a Sag'
I'm a star; Sheriff badge
What's the point if I'm guarding?
Double-D up, hoes; Dolly Parton
I know things get hard, but girl, you got it
Girl, you got it, there you go
Can't you tell by how they looking at you everywhere you go?
Wondering what's on your mind, it must be hard to be that fine
When all these muthafuckas wanna waste your time
It's just amazing, girl, all I can say is
I'm so I'm so I'm so I'm so I'm so proud of you
I'm so I'm so I'm so I'm so I'm so proud of you
I'm so I'm so I'm so I'm so I'm so proud of you
Everything's adding up, you've been through hell and back
That's why you're bad as fuck and you know you are
And I know all I can say is
I'm so I'm so I'm so I'm so I'm so proud of you
And I know all I can say is
I'm so I'm so I'm so I'm so I'm so I'm so
I'm so I'm so I'm so I'm so I'm so proud of you
I'm so I'm so I'm so I'm so I'm so proud of you
I'm so I'm so I'm so I'm so I'm so proud of you
Everything's adding up, you've been through hell and back
That's why you're bad as fuck and you know you are



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