The rumors are true – Drake is a dad. The Canadian rapper ended months of speculation and finally revealed that he did, in fact, father a son with French former adult-film star Sophie Brussaux. In true Drake fashion, he confirmed the news by releasing a new album titled Scorpion late Thursday night, June 28. On it, he raps about trying to protect his son from rumors, single parenting, and finding out he was going to be a dad after only meeting his child’s mother twice.
Rumors first began circulating after Pusha T accused Drake of hiding a son, a child allegedly named Adonis, on his diss track “The Story of Adidon.” To make matters worse, he claimed Drake planned to reveal the news as part of an Adidas collaboration. Shady AF, we know. But, we obviously can’t read too much into rap feuds because a lot of what they say isn’t true. However, Pusha T was right about this one, and now Drake has confirmed the part about fathering a secret love child.
He raps about his baby on multiple tracks, but in the song, “Emotionless,” Drake speaks about his first experience with fatherhood and how he kept it a secret in order to protect his son. “Look at the way we live / I wasn’t hiding my kid from the world, I was hiding the world from my kid,” he raps.
“Until you staring at your seed, you can never relate,” he continued. “Breaking news in my life, I don’t run to the blogs / The only ones I wanna tell are the ones I can call.”
Drake also addressed his relationship with Sophie by referencing Michael Jackson‘s hit “Billie Jean” in the song “March 14.” In it, he raps about how she’s not his “lover,” but this kid is his. “She’s not my lover like Billie Jean but the kid is mine / Sandi [his mom] used to tell me all it takes is one time, and all it took was one time / Sh*t, we only met two times, two times,” he raps.
He goes on to say that he used to often rap about how his parents left him with a broken home and how he never wanted that kind of life for his own child. “Single father, I hate when I hear it,” he raps. “Always promised the family unit / I wanted it to be different because I’ve been through it.”
This is some deep stuff, isn’t it? Drake is really laying everything out on the table. His struggles with being a single father aren’t the only thing he opened up about on the track “March 14,” though. Drake also reveals his son’s birthday is October 11 and he got a tattoo in his honor. But, the most heartbreaking lyrics of all come at the end when he says he only met him once during Christmastime.
These song lyrics make things pretty damn clear, so excuse us while we go through all of his tracks to find out if there are any other bombshells to discover!