Drake brings son Adonis to accept Billboard Artist of the Decade Award, Internet asks 'whoever made Adonis cry'
'To my beautiful family, and to you. I want to dedicate this award to you,' Drake said to Adonis in his acceptance speech
Drake was named Artist of The Decade at Billboards Music Award 2021, making him the artist with the most BBMA awards with 27 wins. However, it was someone else that accepted the award. Drake brought along his 3-year-old son Adonis to the stage and dedicated his award to him, handing over the trophy to the toddler. "To my beautiful family, and to you. I want to dedicate this award to you," Drake said to Adonis in his emotional acceptance speech.
Fans are completely won over by Adonis's adorable antics on stage, as media bestowed him with the 'Sobbing Toddler of the Decade' award. To put it in context, the 3-year-old burst into tears on stage as he was left perplexed by the screaming and cheering crowd of strangers. Adonis is the son of Drake with former pornstar Sophie Brussaux, who is now an entrepreneur.
Drake wins 'Artist of the Decade' award
Drake bagging the BBMA Artist of the Decade Award came as no surprise, given the singer's outstanding success in the past decade. While accepting the award amid a sea of applause, Drake gave a poignant speech highlighting his musical journey so far.
"I’m really self-conscious about my music. I rarely celebrate anything, and, just for anyone watching this that’s wondering how this happened, that’s really the answer," he explained, adding, "It’s being so unsure how you’re getting it done, that you just keep going in the hopes of figuring out the formula. Feeling so lucky and blessed that the fear of losing it keeps you up at night.”
"I just know that I’ve spent an incalculable amount of hours trying to analyze all the things I did wrong, but tonight, for once, I’m sure as hell we did something right," he continued. While speaking candidly, he addressed the audience and said, "I didn’t really write a grandiose speech about how to make it work or what it took, ‘cause, to be really honest with you, I don’t really understand it myself."
The 'One Dance' hitmaker dedicated the award to people who have supported him in his musical career, particularly mentioning his friends, long-time collaborators and his peers. "I want to dedicate this award to all my peers, all of your decisions and the music you make really really does have me tossing and turning at night, trying to figure out what I should do next, so thank you,” he said. He concluded his speech by dedicating the award to son Adonis who looked absolutely bewildered and confused at the unfamiliar environment. As he hoisted him up, Adonis started weeping fully as Drake placed a kiss on his cheeks.
'Why do you have to make that baby cry'
Internet is divided in their opinion about who made Adonis cry. While some believe it was Drake lifting him up that led him to tears, others are trying to find out if anyone else was particularly responsible for the weeping incident.
"Adonis is so pretty. Why do you have to make that baby cry. #Drake," a fan blamed Drake. "Not Drake making Adonis ugly cry on global television," another reiterated. Another user tweeted, "Awe baby! You know how some kids cry when you sing happy birthday? Now imagine being a toddler with all those loud strangers screaming you don't know how to feel wittle Adonis was overwhelmed." A fourth user threatened with Drake's poster reading 'What's wrong with you?": "To whoever made Adonis cry when Drake was accepting his award." A fifth user said, "Whoever made Adonis cry, I’ll see you in the court." One said, "whyyyys adonis crying? softy like his old man."
Adonis is so pretty. Why do you have to make that baby cry. #Drake— 💎 (@jewelssjuliet) May 24, 2021
Not Drake making Adonis ugly cry on global television— Upper 20s (@Ms_Nite) May 24, 2021
Awe baby! You know how some kids cry when you sing happy birthday? Now imagine being a toddler with all those loud strangers screaming you don't know how to feel wittle Adonis was overwhelmed. https://t.co/Kl4kRlf2FR— 𝒜𝓃𝒶 𝓌𝓇𝓎𝓃ℯ𝒸𝓀 𝒲𝓇𝒾𝓉ℯ𝓈 (@WryneckW) May 24, 2021
To whoever made Adonis cry when Drake was accepting his award: pic.twitter.com/xkxkCoF039— (1-0) / (49-23)Tobi_MVP_SZN (@mvp_tobias) May 24, 2021
whyyyys adonis crying?— Singela. 🦅🦅🦅 (@sandelmkz) May 24, 2021
softy like his old man. 😭😭😭