The 31-year-old rapper confirmed the long-rumored news that he fathered a child with French former adult-film star Sophie Brussaux on his new double album Scorpion, which was released just before midnight Thursday on Apple Music.
In his track “Emotionless”, which samples Mariah Carey, the Canadian declares “I wasn’t hiding my kid from the world/I was hiding the world from my kid.”
“Breakin’ news in my life I don’t run to the blogs/ The only ones I wanna tell are the ones I can call,” he adds.
Drake then seemingly addresses his relationship with his son’s mother by referencing Michael Jackson‘s hit “Billie Jean” in the song “March 14”.
“She’s not my lover like Billie Jean but the kid is mine/ Sandi used to tell me all it takes it one time, and all it took was one time/ S—, we only met two times, two times,” he raps, referring to his mom Sandi Graham.
“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.”
On the track, Drake confirms his son was born October 11 and says he celebrated in Miami when the DNA test confirmed he was the little boy’s father.
However, Drake also reveals while he rushed out and bought a crib for his son, he has only met the boy once at Christmas time.