I enjoyed the Pusha T/Drake beef last month. It was fun, mostly because it felt like Pusha did some kind of next-level manipulation and Drake fell head-first into his trap. You can read a full recap here, but I’ll summarize: Pusha made some vague criticism of Drake, Drake responded with the diss song “Infared,” and Pusha then went nuclear with “The Story of Adidon,” where he revealed that Drake has been hiding the fact that he fathered a son named Adonis, and that Drake is an absentee father to Adonis and that Drake was only going to acknowledge the boy to shill for his Adidas contract. Drake responded by leaking to TMZ, and by putting a $10K reward for information about Pusha’s personal life. Allegedly, some hip-hop godfathers had to get involved and call for peace. Pusha has since confirmed that the beef is over (and that he won). And now Drake is free to announce to the world that, oh yeah, he does have a son. Yeah, Drake. We knew that. Pusha told us all about him.
Drake just dropped a big bombshell — he’s a daddy! The 31-year-old rapper confirmed the long-rumored news that he fathered a child with French former adult-film star Sophie Brussaux on his new double album Scorpion, which was released just before midnight Thursday on Apple Music. In his track “Emotionless”, which samples Mariah Carey, the Canadian declares “I wasn’t hiding my kid from the world/I was hiding the world from my kid.”
“Breakin’ news in my life I don’t run to the blogs/ The only ones I wanna tell are the ones I can call,” he adds. Drake then seemingly addresses his relationship with his son’s mother by referencing Michael Jackson‘s hit “Billie Jean” in the song “March 14”.
“She’s not my lover like Billie Jean but the kid is mine/ Sandi used to tell me all it takes it one time, and all it took was one time/ S—, we only met two times, two times,” he raps, referring to his mom Sandi Graham. “I used to challenge my parents on every album/ Now I’m embarrassed to tell them I ended up as a co-parent/ Always promised the family unit/ I wanted it to be different because I’ve been through it.”
On the track, Drake confirms his son was born October 11 and says he celebrated in Miami when the DNA test confirmed he was the little boy’s father. However, Drake also reveals while he rushed out and bought a crib for his son, he has only met the boy once at Christmas time.
I mean… of course Drake has the right to tell his own version of events and acknowledge his son publicly in his own way. But I feel like Drake was just full-in scrambling after Pusha’s “Story of Adidon.” Drake had to write and record new music, he had to change the album title, he had to change the schedule for when he was going to release everything. This is the product of that scramble, and these are just excuses. Oh well, I’m sure Scorpion will sell millions of copies.
— Ladante1.5 (@ladante15) June 29, 2018
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