Drake Talks Fatherhood, Why He Chose To Share A Photo Of His Son & More
By Peyton Blakemore
May 4, 2020
Drake feels "great" about his decision to share photos of his 2-year-old son Adonis with the rest of the world.
While chatting with his friend and mentor Lil Wayne, the Canadian rapper opened up about fatherhood and why he chose to post the first pictures of his son on Instagram back in March.
"I posted those pictures. It was great for me," he told Wayne." It was great to just share that with the world and I just felt like ... It wasn't even anything I talked to anybody about or anything I planned. I just woke up one morning and I was like, you know what? This is just something that I want to do."
He added, "I want to be able to go places with my son and share memories with my son. I don't want to feel like just because of a life choice I made to be a 'celebrity' that I got to make everybody live under this blanket... I just wanted to free myself of that."
Drake went on to explain that he also drew inspiration from Wayne, who has four children, saying that his example of fatherhood — balancing being an active father and a successful artist — encouraged him.
"That gave me a lot of confidence too," the "Tootsie Slide" rapper admitted. "A lot of us, like  Chainz, is a great father and a lot of the guys that we came up around just being great family men on those tours and on those long studio nights when albums need to get done... But specifically you, just how you always just made sh*t function and work and how much love the people in your life have for you. And I could just tell the way your kids would stare at you that the time and effort that you put in as a father. So, that was really inspiring for me just to know that I can still keep pushing forward as a musician and be there for my son."
As fans know, on March 30 Drake shared a number of photos of Adonis, and the toddler's mother Sophie Brussaux, alongside a special message to his Instagram followers. "What is most important for you right now is to connect to your own inner light," he wrote. "This will create the biggest opening of all. Trust that you have all of the power within to make this happen, and in order to do that connect to the people and things that bring you a lot of joy."
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