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Noted Art Critic Drake Compares Son's Work To Picasso

Move aside, Pablo.

Drake has announced the new saviour of the art world is none other than his one-year-old son, Adonis.

The Canadian rapper shared a finger paint on canvas masterpiece created by the small child, declaring the piece to be superior to the painter who brought us 'Guernica' and 'Les Demoiselles d'Avignon'.

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"Adonis > Picasso. Don't @ me" Drake wrote, sending a warning to his 50 million followers not to question his son's talent. 

And if you're wondering if Drake is really in a position to be making such bold comments, please sit back and let us remind you of the rapper's art cred.

Exhibit A: He's a noted lover of American artist James Turrell.

Drake created an homage to the revered artist and light installation wizard in his "Hotline Bling" video with his use of the 'ganzfeld' effect that creates a "loss of depth perception".

And although Turrell went out of his way to distance himself from the popular music video clip -- the work still shows us that Drake appreciates a good art installation.

"While I am truly flattered to learn that Drake f*cks with me," wrote Turrell in 2015. "I nevertheless wish to make clear that neither I nor any of my woes was involved in any way in the making of the 'Hotline Bling' video."

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Exhibit B: Drake once curated his own art exhibit

In 2015, Drake collaborated with the prestigious auction-house Southeby's to put together a special exhibition of his favourite works of art. The New York gallery show featured pieces by artists including Nick Cave, Kara Walker Jean-Michel Basquiat and Jacob Lawrence.

"I look at art and it sometimes makes me think of music or it makes me think of a moment in my life," Drake explained in a video made about the gallery show.

Exhibit C: Drake loves pop-art!

In 2017, Drake gave his Instagram followers a glimpse inside his temporary apartment in Toronto, which was FILLED with contemporary art.

"It's pretty pop art-focused, so it seems like his tastes are relatively mainstream," art consultant Devan Patel told CBC. But at least Drake knows what he likes!

Exhibit D: Sophie Brussaux is a talented artist

The mother of Drake's son is an ~artiste~ herself. Sophie is a prolific painter and creates portraits of icons like Grace Kelly, Frida Kahlo, Amy Winehouse and Madonna. Which explains where Adonis' talent originated.

So, in case you were considering @-ing Drake and arguing that his son didn't help develop the Cubist movement or complete a portrait of Gertrude Stein -- please remember that Drake is a fine art critic and knows what he's talking about.

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