Any time we’re blessed with new Drake music, we’re happy. But in the wee hours of the night on June 29th, Drake released his brand-new album, Scorpion, and addressed the persistent rumors that the rapper recently welcomed his first child. Several songs feature raw and honest lyrics about the situation.
Amid his longstanding feud with fellow rapper Pusha T, rumors have swirled about Drake having a child with former adult film star Sophie Brussaux, which finally came to a head last month when Pusha T released a diss track called “The Story of Adidon,” in which he rapped, “You are hiding a child, let that boy come home.”
And on his new album, Drake didn’t hold back, addressing the situation on multiple songs. On “Emotionless,” Drake raps, “Look at the way we live / I wasn’t hiding my kid from the world, I was hiding the world from my kid.”
He also seemingly comments on why he kept quiet, singing, “Breaking news in my, I don’t run to the blogs / The only ones I wanna tell are the ones I can call / They always ask, ‘Why let the story run if it’s false?’ / You know a wise man once said nothing at all.”
On the album’s end track, “March 14,” he makes reference to Michael Jackson’s hit “Billie Jean,” singing, “Yesterday morning was crazy / I had to come to terms with the fact that it’s not a maybe / That sh*t is in stone, sealed and signed / She’s not my lover like Billie Jean, but the kid is mine.”
He also addressed the fact that his relationship with his son’s mother has ended, singing, “Sandi [Graham, Drake’s mom] used to tell me all it takes is one time / Sh*t, we only met two times. Two times / And both times were nothing like the new times / Now it’s rough times/ I’m out here on front lines just tryna make sure that I see him sometimes.”
Drake shares some of the struggles he’s had coming to terms with fatherhood, too, singing, “It’s breaking my spirit / A single father, I hate when I hear it.”
He reveals the baby’s birthday (October 11th) and notes that they have only met once at Christmas, singing, “I got a empty crib in my empty crib / I only met you one time, introduced you to Saint Nick / He must’ve brought you like 20 gifts / Your mother saying you growing so fast that they don’t really fit but, man, you know / I still had to get it for my boy tho.”
He adds, “Sorry, I’m venting trying to cover ground / They said in two weeks you’re supposed to come to town / Hopefully by the time you hear this, your mother and I will have come around instead of always cutting each other down / God willing / I got a good feeling.”
Even though it sounds like it hasn’t been an easy road to fatherhood for Drake, we’re hoping that he’s able to find peace with the situation and a pathway to being in his son’s life.