Frank Ocean’s "Slide" Lyrics Were Inspired by Picasso

Frank Ocean, Migos and Calvin Harris may have dropped the hottest collaboration of the year with their joint effort “Slide,” and now Ocean is opening up about his lyrical inspiration. The single was only released on Friday, but leading up to the drop, was teased numerous times by Calvin Harris via his social media.

During the intro, Frank sings, “I might/Empty my bank account/And buy that boy with a pipe/Buy that boy with a pipe/I might, I might/Empty my bank account/And buy that boy with a pipe/Buy that boy with a pipe/I might.” The RB singer states he is referring to Pablo Picasso’s “Boy With a Pipe” from 1905. The work of art features a boy holding a pipe in his left hand which sold for $104.2 million USD back in 2004. Offset of Migos even touches upon the dedicated line by spitting, “Walk in my mansion, $20,000 painting, Picasso.”

The Blond crooner also debuted a new radio show on Beats 1 titled Blonded RADIO which featured an interview with Jay Z.