Trippie Redd Disses Ex In “Who Need Love”
Trippie Redd Who Need Love: Who Needs Love” is the third single from Trippie Redd for his 2019 project A Love Letter To You 4. It was the first glimpse his fans got of the project, as Trippie previewed it in an Instagram post on September 1, 2019, one day after the album’s announcement.
Thematically, the song is about Trippie not wanting to chase love after his past relationships. Trippie has discussed this theme before, most notably on his breakout hit “Love Scars,” and his XXXTENTACION collaboration, “Fuck Love.”
Trippie is specifically talking about his relationship with Coi Leray. The two were dating around the release of Trippie’s August 2019 album, !, with Coi even appearing on “Everything BoZ” off the project. Soon after !’s release, Coi and Trippie would break up. The two would shortly get back together, with Coi appearing in a now-deleted Instagram video with Trippie, however, they would break up once again.
Following an Instagram rant video on Monday in which he called out other artists for not promoting or supporting his music, Trippie Redd dropped the latest single from his upcoming album, A Love Letter To You 4 on Tuesday. The track is the third single from the album, expected to drop November 22nd, following “Love Me More” and “Death” featuring Da Baby.
If “Who Need Love” is any indication of where his head is at, then Trippie is doing just fine as a single dude—or at least that’s what he wants you to think. Despite the affectionate title of the upcoming album, which is part of a series of A Love Letter To You-titled mixtapes, Trippie screams to the rooftops over a looped acoustic-guitar about his aversion to all things love.
This anti-love song is likely a diss to Trippie’s recent ex-girlfriend, fellow rapper Coi Leray. He insists that he’s living his best life post-breakup in lyrics like “In a foreign car, I’m switchin’ lanes quick/And I’m destined for this f*cking greatness, ayy (Yeah).” It’s hard to tell whether he’s trying to convince us or himself of how dope the single life is, but either way, he’s doing his best to make that abundantly clear.
That ain’t never changed shit (Yeah)
Still the same, I never changed, bitch (Yeah)
I been rollin’ ’round with the same clique
I been rollin’ ’round with the gang, bitch (Gang, bitch)
Fuck your squad and who you came with
In a foreign car, I’m switchin’ lanes quick
And I’m destined for this fucking greatness, ayy [Verse] And I don’t got time for a bitch (No, no, no)
That’s gon’ slow a nigga like me down (Yeah, yeah, no, no, no)
‘Cause I keep on speed racin’ to the motherfucking cash, nigga
I’m a fuckin’ cash cow, uhh
Stuntin’ like my motherfucking daddy, bitch (On my dad)
Spent a hunnid on a ring and a Patek wrist (On a Patek wrist, yeah)
And the choppa on my hip is automatic, bitch (Automatic, bitch, yeah)
Get the brrah, get the blastin’ shit (Bah), yeah
Don’t fuck with me, don’t say that (Don’t say that)
That bullshit, shawty, save that (Save that)
I knew shawty since way back
Way back when I was eatin’ it up, beatin’ it up, ayy (Woo)
Eatin’ it up, beatin’ it up, ayy (Woo)
Feastin’ it up, feastin’ it up, ayy (Woo)
Livin’ it up, livin’ it up, ayy (Yeah)
We did it, yeah, we did it, yeah, ayy (Yeah, yeah)