The sky is blue, water is wet, and Jack Harlow is horny. Those are the facts of life. Harlow released his second album, Come Home the Kids Miss You, with a certain “Levitating” singer in mind. “Dua Lipa,” named after, duh, Dua Lipa, highlights Harlow’s crush on the pop star. “Dua Lipa, I’m tryna do more with her than do a feature,” sings Harlow. Dua Lipa, who is currently touring in Europe, has not yet responded to Harlow’s request to feature, but Harlow has clarified that he did ask her about the lyrics. Harlow told the Breakfast Club podcast on May 6 that he sought Dua Lipa’s approval on the track. “I FaceTimed her and played it for her cause I didn’t want her to feel blindsided or creeped out,” he said. “She was like, ‘Oh, I mean, it’s not my song. I suppose it’s okay.’”
I suppose? Getting the subjunctive mood involved doesn’t sound like full-throated approval. Remember Taylor Swift’s “approval” of that line in “Famous,” Jack?
This story has been updated with additional information.