Wale’s “Lotus Flower Bomb” Could Be About Solange
On Saturday (Oct. 13), the rapper responded to a fan on Twitter who was curious about the person who inspired the 2011 track. He responded back with, “She married now.” Followers of Wale’s every move are doubtful the track could be about anyone else besides the “Losing You” singer, as the two were romantically linked in 2009.
In an interview with the now (sadly) defunct Honey Magazine, Wale spoke highly of the Grammy winner after it was reported the two were a secret item. “I do love her,” he said in Nov. 2009. “We’re friends. She’s amazing. She’s a good person. Any single mother contributing to society the way she does – I got a lot of love for them. She’s got to do a lot on her own and raise a young black man in this day and age so my hat goes off to her. She’s definitely an anomaly. And the way she can do that and manage to do the same things that I complain about having to do.”
At the time, Solange responded to the reports, calling to the two friends. Most likely because she began dating future-husband Alan Ferguson in 2008.
“I just stated that he’s not my boyfriend, but we are good friends,” she said. “I have worked with him in the past and I think he’s uber-talented. I think he’s really smart and really creative. And I respect his art. We have a mutual thing. We’re on the same record label and yeah.”
She married now https://t.co/DsinJUwZZX
— Wale (@Wale) October 13, 2018
“Lotus Flower Bomb” is just one of the many gems in the rapper’s catalog. It led to his first Grammy nomination for “Best Rap Song” in 2013 and became his biggest hit on the Billboard Hot 100 (No. 38) until the arrival of “Bad” (No. 21) in 2013.
Revisit the jam below.