Drake just dropped a new double album, Scorpion, along with some big news: The singer fathered a son with former adult film star Sophie Brussaux.
The album dropped right before midnight on Thursday on Apple Music. According to the track “March 14,” the child, uh, dropped on Oct. 11. Drake says in the track he was thrilled when DNA showed the baby boy was indeed his, but his mixed feelings are obvious:
October baby for irony sake, of course
I got this 11 tatted for somebody, now it’s yours
And believe me, I can’t wait to get a hunnid more
Sorry I’m venting, tryna cover ground
They said that in two weeks you’re supposed to come in town
Hopefully by the time you hear this me and your mother will have come around
Instead of always cutting each other down
The rapper also hints more at the tenor of his relationship with Brussaux with a nod to Michael Jackson’s massive hit, “Billie Jean” — that’s also in the track “March 14:”
She not my lover like Billie Jean, but the kid is mine
Sandi used to tell me all it takes is one time
And all it took was one time
Shit, we only met two times, two times
(Sandi Graham is his mom, FYI).
Later, he raps:
I used to challenge my parents on every album
Now I’m embarrassed to tell ’em I ended up as a co-parent
Always promised the family unit
I wanted it to be different because I’ve been through it
There’s more about his son on the track “Emotionless” in which Drake says:
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.
Well, the blogs are on fire now, Drake, that’s for sure. The internet is shook.
If the album is more than a work of fiction, it sounds like Drake has bought presents and a crib for his baby boy, but he’s only met his son once so far, at Christmas.
There have been rumors swirling for months that Drake is a daddy, but the rumors intensified last month when rapper Pusha T dissed Drake as a deadbeat dad in a track called “The Story of Adidon,” in which he says, “You are hiding a child, let that boy come home.” He also claims Drake is playing “border patrol.” Remind us not to get on Pusha T’s bad side.
During an interview on The Breakfast Club, Pusha was more than happy to explain his take on Drake: “Allegedly, his new line on Adidas is called Adidon, which is named after Adonis, his son… Who rolls out their child with a sweatsuit? Get outta here. What are you doing?” he said.
If you’re interested, Drake’s album also features Nicki Minaj, Jay-Z, Future and Ty Dolla Sign and samples by Mariah Carey. Take that, Pusha T.
A rep for Drake declined to respond to People when contacted for more info, but People reported that Drake has been financially supporting the mother of his child since the birth of his son.
We’re thinking this story is juuuuust getting started.