Drake Opens Up About 'Beautiful' Son
Dropping the bombshell that he had fathered a secret child on his latest album 'Scorpion', Drake has now opened up about his one-year-old son, Adonis.
Giving a raw interview on LeBron James’ new unscripted HBO series The Shop on Friday, the rapper raved on about his son, as well as speaking about his relationship with his son's mother, French artist and former adult-film star Sophie Brussaux.
“[He has] crazy blue eyes -- baby blue eyes,” Drake said of his baby boy, adding, “He’s already in the pool shooting the basketball.”
Detailing the moment he discovered he was a father on the track 'March 14', Drake raps that he celebrated when he heard the news, and even rushed out to buy his son a crib. He also reveals that he's only met Adonis once at Christmas time -- but hoped to visit soon as well as improve in his relationship with Brussaux, saying they both were “always cuttin’ each other down.”
"I am a single father learning to communicate with a woman who, we’ve had our moments,” Drake said on The Shop. "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. We have found ourselves in a situation and we are both equally responsible. Now, I’m just really excited to be a great father.”
“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,” Drake added.
The "God's Plan" singer also spoke about his own upbringing and the fact that his own parents divorced when he was just five years old.
“I didn’t come from that [peace],” Drake said. “I came from my mother being like, ‘Your dad is this.’ My dad would never speak ill of my mother — ever, ever, ever. My mother is the nicest, kindest, sweetest woman, but she’s a woman scorned and a woman who is exhausted.”
“I was really hard on my parents for giving me sort of a childhood that I had to wrap my mind around as I grew,” he said on the show. “Multiple times I sort of suggested that they could have done a better job at co-parenting, sticking together, not being so divided,” he added.