Drake confirms he's a father: "I was hiding the world from my kid"
You have to hear Drake's new album Scorpion carefully because he's dropping some major bombshells through its lyrics. He reveals in song what he's been hiding for so long.
Drake has finally come out and opened up about the big secret he had been hiding from the world. The singer released his album 'Scorpion' on Friday (June 29) and talks about his alleged son in three songs, “Emotionless,” “8 Out of 10,” and “March 14," as reported by Complex. On “Emotionless,” Drake tries to clarify why he did not break the news about having a kid to the rest of the world.
“I wasn't hiding my kid from the world, I was hiding the world from my kid," he says. On “8 Out of 10,” he raps again about his son as he says, “Kiss my son on the forehead, then kiss your a** goodbye." Meanwhile, in "March 14" the rapper talks about how he wanted to ensure that his son has a stable environment after he heard the news. At the same time, he confesses that the news came as a surprise as it wasn't with the woman he loved but despite this, he knew the kid was his and that he would always love him.
"I had to come to terms with the fact that it's not a maybe. That s**t is in stone, sealed and signed. She not my lover like Billie Jean, but the kid is mine," he raps. At the same time, Drake says that he wanted to start a family and not have a situation like the one he did when he was a child. However, things did not work the way he had intended them to."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," he raps.
Drake also revealed that it is not often that he meets his son but does stay updated about him through his mother. "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," he raps further in the song.
The rapper also notes that he is going to meet his child in the coming days but this time, he wants to make sure that he makes a good impression. "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," he raps.
Drake finishes the song by saying that he is going to try harder to mend his relationship with his son and make sure they create many memories. "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," he raps at the end. The first time the news about Drake having a child came out during his feud with Pusha-T in which he mentioned that the rapper has a child he hasn't told the world about.