Drake made the unprecedented transfer of responding to allegations from his father, Dennis Graham, that he rapped about their turbulent relationship to ‘sell records’.
Denis’ feedback concerning the Grammy-winning rapper got here as a shock but it surely was much more stunning that Drake, 32, posted a heartfelt assertion on social media to slam the claims.
In an interview with Nick Cannon for Power 106, Denis stated: ‘I’ve at all times been with Drake.
‘I talked to him if not day-after-day, each different day and we actually obtained right into a deep dialog about that, “I said Drake, why are you saying all this different stuff about me man like this is not cool”. He goes “Dad it sells records”, and I stated “Okay well cool”.’
In a now-deleted Instagram Story, Drake responded: ‘Woke up today so hurt man. My father will say anything to anyone that’s prepared to take heed to him.
‘It’s unhappy when household will get like this however what can we actually try this’s the folks we’re caught with… each bar I ever spit was the reality and the reality is difficult for some folks to just accept.’
Drake and Denis had been thought to have constructed an in depth relationship in recent times, regardless of the rapper’s rise to superstardom, and had been usually seen hanging out collectively.
We’ve misplaced depend the quantity of instances Denis has been noticed at golf equipment with his well-known son and posing for pictures with different a-listers such as Justin Bieber, Kendall Jenner and Mariah Carey to call only a few.
He’s even verified on Instagram, folks.
Denis has at all times supported Drake’s rap profession and usually celebrated his countless string of achievements.
In November 2017, Denis shared Drizzy’s cowl for the Hollywood Reporter and stated: ‘The Hollywood reporter is recognising the drive of the hardest working man in show business @champagnepapi.’
And in flip, the In My Feelings rapper spoke extremely of Denis throughout a 2016 interview with Jimmy Fallon, recalling humorous anecdotes about his dad.
But Drake has by no means shied away from discussing the tribulations of his childhood – he’s urged on many events that Denis was an absent father.
On the Nothing Was The Same monitor From Time, Drake raps: ‘I’ve been dealing with my dad, talking a scarcity of persistence/Just me and my previous man getting again to fundamentals/We’ve been speaking ’bout the long run and time that we wasted.’
In 2011, Drake shared extra of his father’s story on Look What You’ve Done with the lyrics: ‘And my father living in Memphis now, he can’t come this manner over some minor fees and baby assist/That simply wasn’t paid, rattling, boo-hoo, unhappy story – black American dad story.’
The revelations obtained even deeper as he additionally rapped on the monitor: ‘And you tell me I’m identical to my father, my one button, you push it/Now it’s “f**k you, I hate you, I’ll move out in a heartbeat!” And I pass over and you name me, you inform me that you just sorry.’
In 2014, Drizzy rapped on 0 To 100: ‘Since my dad used to tell me, he was comin’ to the home to get me/He ain’t present up, helpful lesson, man, I needed to develop up/ That’s why I by no means ask for assist, I’ll do it for you n****s and do it for myself.’
But then it obtained significantly emotional in Drake’s most up-to-date album, Scorpion, when he confirmed he’d secretly develop into a father to his son Adonis.
March 14 sees Drake clarify how he didn’t need to be an absent father to his son like he alleges Dennis was.
‘Single father, I hate when I hear it, I used to challenge my parents on every album/Now I’m embarrassed to inform ‘em I ended up as a co-parent,’ he raps.
‘Always promised the family unit I wanted it to be different because I’ve been by way of it.’
Just final month, Drake shared a candy tribute to Denis on his birthday with a carousel of pictures of them collectively, and the caption: ‘Happy Birthday to the real superstar of the family @therealdennisg show some love to the OG.’
Hopefully they can mend their relationship as soon as once more.
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