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."
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What is most important for you right now is to connect to your own inner light. 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. When the mind starts to move into overthinking or fear, shift your attention right away to something bright. It doesn’t matter what has happened in the past or what is happening around us now, you can always make the choice to break free of the wheel of suffering and panic and open up to your own light. We are powerful manifestors , so once you make the choice in the moment to shift your awareness to something good, it will show you in your reality. Be conscious, especially right now of fears coming in from others, and recognize that not everything should be held by you. Laughter is your best medicine, but tears can also be a powerful release. Let go of any judgment you may have around that. Remember that you are never alone, and if you need to be reminded of that ask for support and it will show up. Everything comes down to intention, and even though there are conflicting energies circling around us you must KNOW...It will rebuild. But in order for that to happen, you have to do exactly that. Trust. You have the biggest heart and that is your greatest gift. It’s impossible to always control your surroundings, but when you shift the focus to how you want to feel, everything will conspire to assist you. I love and miss my beautiful family and friends and I can’t wait for the joyful day when we are all able to reunite. Until then please keep your lights on. 🤍
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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