Drake Opens Up About Why He Finally Decided To Share Photos Of His Son Adonis

Drake kept very private about having a son for quite some time, but now the rappers is opening up about being a father like never before.

It was only in late March, 2020 that Drake shared the first photos of his 2-year-old son Adonis, and now he is opening up about the decision.

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On Friday, May 1, the 33-year-old sat down for an episode of Lil Wayne’s Young Money Radio, and talked about opening up about his son Adonis whom he co-parents with Adonis’ mother Sophie Brussaux.

“I posted those pictures [and] it was great for me,”he told Lil Wayne. “It was great to just share that with the world and I just felt like…it wasn’t even anything I talked to anybody about or anything I planned. I just woke up one morning and I was like, ‘You know what? This is just something that I want to do.'”

“I want to be able to go places with my son and share memories with my son,” he continued. “I don’t want to feel like just because of a life choice I made to be a ‘celebrity’ that I got to make everybody live under this blanket. So, I just wanted to free myself of that.”

Adonis was born in October 2017, but Drake did not publicly speak about having a son until the following spring when a feud with Pusha T revealed the news. “Adonis is your son and he deserves more than an Adidas press run. That’s real. Love that baby, respect that girl,” Pusha T rapped in the diss track.

Drake, meanwhile, continued telling Lil Wayne that he’s watched him be a “functioning rap father for years” and admired how he balanced work and a family.

“[You’re] an incredible father and that gave me a lot of confidence too,” Drake expressed. “A lot of us, like [2] Chainz is a great father and a lot of the guys that we came up around, just being great family men on those tours and on those long studio nights when albums need to get done. But specifically you, just how you always just made sh*t function and work and how much love the people in your life have for you.”

“And I could just tell the way your kids would stare at you that the time and effort that you put in as a father,” he added. “So, that was really inspiring for me just to know that I can still keep pushing forward as a musician and be there for my son.”


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Telisa Carter

Telisa Carter

Telisa enjoys learning and writing about all things entertainment in the world of Hollywood. When she isn't catching up on her favorite TV shows, she likes to read, and obsess over all things football.