Drake is the gift that keeps on giving. After an incredible start to this music year, the Canadian rapper has finally dropped one of the most highly anticipated albums of 2018, Scorpion, and he took this opportunity to respond to a rumour that’s been swirling around the star as of late: His secret first child.
On the track “Sandi’s Rose,” the rapper confirms that he has a child, reportedly shared with former adult film star Sophie Brussaux. The song is in response to another rapper, Pusha T, recently outing their relationship and the fact that they have a kid together on his song “The Story of Adidon.” Drake confirms in the song that their son was born on Oct. 11, and they apparently took a DNA test and celebrated the positive results in Miami. Though the rapper has only met his son once over Christmas, he mentions on the track that the boy has a crib in his Toronto home.
Drake raps: “She not my lover like Billie Jean but the kid is mine / Sandi [his mother] used to tell me all it takes it one time / and all it took was one time / single father, I hate when I hear it / I used to challenge my parents on every album / now I’m embarrassed to tell them I ended up as a co-parent.” The 31-year-old is clearly battling some hard feelings, especially given the fact that the Toronto native is the son of divorced parents and, as per the song, didn’t want the same for his own child.
Scorpion is Drake’s fifth studio album since 2010 and boasts 25 tracks that explore subjects that range from dealing with social media to fathering his first child. The 90-minute album features Nicki Minaj and Jay-Z, not to mention samples from Mariah Carey and Michael Jackson. Two weeks ago, the GRAMMY winner released his music video for the track “I’m Upset,” which stars most of his former Degrassi co-stars in one of the most nostalgic videos he’s ever created, which now boasts a whopping 26 million views and counting.
A highlight of his album is, of course, the collaboration with Ottawa-born legend Paul Anka, who shared a sweet snap of the two stars posing together back in February. To make matters sweeter, they refreshed an unreleased song by the King of Pop called “It Don’t Matter to Me,” which the 76-year-old crooner actually produced back in the 1980s. The dreamy track features Michael’s signature vocals on the chorus as he sings, “All of a sudden you say you don’t want me no more, all of a sudden you say that I closed the door.”