Drake talks about his secret son for the very first time
Drake is one of those rappers whose personal life often overshadows his music. I don't mean to say that his music isn't good, but seriously: the guy has a lot going on, and keeping up with him is often like following a crazy soap opera. There was controversy with him earlier this year, when Stranger Things actress Millie Bobbie Brown revealed that he often texts her relationship advice about boys, to say nothing of his feuds with Kanye West and Pusha T.
But the biggest scandal swirling around Drake for the longest time was the existence of a secret child which he fathered with Sophie Brussaux. Pusha T made an oblique reference to Drake's little boy Adonis in a diss track, fueling speculation that Drake had gotten someone pregnant but was hiding the child from the press.
Drake initially denied Brussaux was the mother to his children, but she hired attorneys to prove paternity and file a claim for child support. One of Drake's representative told TMZ in 2017 that: "This woman has a very questionable background. She has admitted to having multiple relationships. We understand she may have problems getting into the United States. She's one of many women claiming he got them pregnant."
However, now Drake has openly discussed his son for the first time in a candid appearance on LeBron James' new HBO series The Shop, where he told James that he was excited to be a dad and begin this new chapter of his life. Drake stated: "I'm a single father learning to communicate with a woman who, we've had our moments."
"I do want to be able to explain to my son what happened. But I don't have any desire for him to not love his mother. I don't ever want the world to be angry at his mother. No matter what happens, I have unconditional love for the mother of my child because I want him to love his mother and I have to project that energy," he said.
He added "[He has] crazy blue eyes — baby blue eyes. He’s already in the pool shooting the basketball. I’m just excited. All of the things I’ve learned from and through my father and the incredible things I’ve learned through my mother about patience, about unconditional love."
Drake had previously referenced Sophie and Adonis in his album Scorpion, where one track included the lyrics: "I had to come to terms with the fact that it's not a maybe. That sh*She's not my lover like Billie Jean, but the kid is mine. Shit, we only met two times," while in the song Emotionless, he rapped: "I wasn't hiding my kid from the world, I was hiding the world from my kid." Well I suppose the happy ending to this story is that Drake now feels that he doesn't need to hide his son any more.