Drake Confirms He Has a Son, and Everything Is Going to Be Okay

Please forward all requests to my assistant while I take this time to mourn.

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It's true: Drake, resident good guy, has a child. I'll be spending my Friday night analyzing all 25 songs on the rapper's fifth studio album (opens in new tab)Scorpion, but first I can't ignore the so-obvious-it-hurts lyrics blasted all over my timeline that confirms he has a son. Will I be okay? Eventually. You will, too.

The album, which hosts hit singles like "God's Plan (opens in new tab)," "Nice for What (opens in new tab)," and "Diplomatic Immunity (opens in new tab)," is split into an A side and a B side. It's partially a rebuttal to Drake's long-standing feud with Pusha T (opens in new tab)—the 41-year-old rapper who was the first to claim that Drake was hiding a child. Drake decided to directly address this on his song, "Emotionless."

“I wasn't hiding my kid from the world, I was hiding the world from my kid. From empty souls who just wake up and look to debate. Until staring at your seed, you could never relate."

But that's not all. On the A side of his album in the song, "8 Out of 10," he raps:

“Kiss my son on the forehead, then kiss your ass goodbye."

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And then the big one on the B side titled, "March 14:"

"I had to come to terms with the fact that it's not a maybe That shit is in stone, sealed and signed She not my lover like Billie Jean, but the kid is mine

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 Always promised the family unit I wanted it to be different because I've been through it But this is the harsh truth now

I got an empty crib for my empty crib I only met you one time, introduced you to St. Nick I think he must’ve brought you like 20 gifts Your mother say you’re growing so fast that they don’t really fit, but man, you know I still have to get it for my boy tho, you know

October baby for irony sake, of course I got this 11 tatted on me, now it is yours And believe me, I can’t wait to get 100 more They say in two weeks you’re supposed to come in town Hopefully by the time you hear this, you and your mother will have come around

Instead of always cutting each other down God willing, I got a good feeling You got a good spirit, we’ll talk more when you hear this My G"

The lyrics basically admit that Drake is estranged from his son (who's reportedly named Adonis (opens in new tab)) and his baby mama (who's rumored to be Sophie Brussaux (opens in new tab)). This may change a lot of fans' perspective of the rapper, but honestly I'm okay with it.

I don't know the back story, but he's still an incredible rapper who has done some pretty incredible things. Let's not forget about the time he paid for the groceries of Miami supermarket shoppers (opens in new tab), enlisted 22-year-old Karena Evans to take entire creative direction over his music videos (opens in new tab), made an iconic girl-power anthem (opens in new tab), and showed the world how much he loves his bed and his momma (opens in new tab).

Like his ex Rihanna (opens in new tab), the original Good Girl Gone Bad (opens in new tab), he is now the Good Boy Gone Bad. Frankly, I'm not mad about this. The #Daddy jokes are out of this world, but I'll refrain...for now.

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You can stream the entire album on Spotify here (opens in new tab).


Rachel Epstein is a writer, editor, and content strategist based in New York City. Most recently, she was the Managing Editor at Coveteur, where she oversaw the site’s day-to-day editorial operations. Previously, she was an editor at Marie Claire, where she wrote and edited culture, politics, and lifestyle stories ranging from op-eds to profiles to ambitious packages. She also launched and managed the site’s virtual book club, #ReadWithMC. Offline, she’s likely watching a Heat game or finding a new coffee shop.