For a portion of Drake fans, the first time they learned that their favorite rapper in the world was a father with a son was during the tumultuous 2018 lyrical battle between the Canadian king of rap and Virginia’s co-founder of the Clipse and legendary aggressive hip hop vet, Pusha T.
The rapper Pusha T pushed the issue that Drake had a baby boy named Adonis with a French former porn star named Sophie Brussaux before this became common knowledge. After the two titans of their trade went back and forth with diss tracks that kept their audiences all ears and on the edge of their seats, the question of, does Drake have a kid was answered.
As it currently stands, Drake one has one child, Adonis Graham. According to TMZ, Drake has been financially supporting Brussaux and Adonis since her pregnancy, also going as far as to charter them a jet on Christmas. But how much more do we know about the situation regarding Drake’s child?
In true Drake fashion, his first-born child Adonis Graham was also born in October like his daddy, making him biologically another link to Drake’s OVO brand, which stands for October’s Very Own. The blonde hair and blue eyes-having baby was born on October 17th, 2017, making his birthday one week before Drake’s, who was born on October 24th, 1986.
Back to the blonde hair and blue eyes, it must have appeared odd to both parents, being that both Drake and Sophie have brown eyes. Drake was reported to even have taken more than one DNA test just to be sure he was in fact the father, understandably so.
Adonis’ mega-famous dad splits his time between Los Angeles and Canada. But Drake’s son Adonis resides in France with his French adult film star mother Sophie who has always called Europe home. They have worked out a co-parenting situation, ensuring that Drake gets quality time with his offspring.
The rapper Drake often flies Adonis out to spend time with him when he’s not working on new music. Reports indicate that Drake will likely relocate the toddler and his mom to the United States in the near future, in an effort to be closer to his dad. This is good news for everyone who loves Champagnepapi’s music, including “God’s Plan,” so here’s hoping we will have some new music as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Photos of Adonis
On the song “Emotionless” from his new album Scorpion, Drake rapped:
“I wasn’t hidin’ my kid from the world
I was hidin’ the world from my kid
From empty souls who just wake up and look to debate
Until you starin’ at your seed, you can never relate.”
The celeb is now ready to open up more publicly about being a dad by sharing pictures of his son Adonis. The 33-year-old rapper posted several photos on social media of Adonis with him and Adonis’ mother, Sophie Brussaux. Drake’s March 30th, 2020 Instagram post says it all when it comes to the importance of love and family in his life. He claimed:
“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.
He claimed that when the mind starts to move into overthinking or fear, the best strategy is to shift your attention right away to something bright. He also suggested that it isn’t important to dwell on what has happened in the past or what is happening around us now. He told the public that no matter what, you can always opt to break free of the wheel of suffering and panic.
Instead, why not opt to open up to your own light and shift your awareness to something good. Drake maintained that in order to have a great life, it was important to be conscious of how our fears are exacerbated by the thoughts of others. He suggested to use laughter as medicine, and to let go of the power that other people’s judgement holds over you. He powerfully reminded his readers that they are never alone and that support is always available. He then claimed that in life, everything comes down to your intention regardless of whether there are conflicting energies around you. To rebuild your life, you must trust in the possibility that it will all work out, and work out positively.
Meeting Sophie Brussaux
Who exactly is Sophie Brussaux aside from the mother of Drake’s son? She was born and raised in France, entering the world on Aug. 1, 1989, in Bordeaux, France to be exact, making her just under three years younger than Drake.
When did the rumors of Drake creating a son with Sophie Brussaux, the ex-adult-film actress who went by the name Rosee Divine but is now a visual artist and painter? Tidbits of their intimate connection began to travel since at least May 2017, which is when Brussaux decided to reveal alleged text messages from Drake asking her to get an abortion.
When all of this was transpiring, a spokesperson for Drake stated that all this business about her being pregnant with Drake was false, stating:
“This woman has a very questionable background.”
But even earlier than this, Drake and Sophie Brussaux were apparently chatting among a group of friends while dining at a Japanese restaurant in Amsterdam on Jan. 24, 2017, according to The Sun.
Reemerged as a Painter
Sophie Brussaux has been taking the art world by storm with her paintings getting featured in major exhibitions. Her particular style is a mixture of surrealism and symbolism, with some forays into pop art with her version of Andy Warhol celebrity paintings, depicting individuals such as Frida Kahlo, the Obamas, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Amy Winehouse.
Pope Francis was even paid a visit by Sophie Brussaux when she delivered his custom portrait at the Vatican. She described the moment by saying that it was an honor to meet the pope and present him with a portrait painted in honor of his concert for the poor. She even went on to describe her use of colors: green, she argued, was used for the color of hope, along with the color of red, which had been designated by the United Nations Development Programme as the symbol of fighting for poverty.
The About page on her online portfolio says that Brussaux paints in her Bordeaux, France-based studio, and takes her work to nightclubs and museums in many world-class cities such Toronto, NYC, Milan, London, Dubai, and Paris. All of this traveling shouldn’t come as a shock because Sophie Brussaux studied international affairs in school.
Founder of Arts Help
Sophie Brussaux identifies as the founder and artistic director of Arts Help, a non-profit organization that provides free masterclasses, partners with large institutions to create pieces for social change, and publishes content from artists of various mediums.
UN-Habitat Global Advocate awarded Sophie Brussaux and her Arts Help collective for their collaborative “Icons With a Purpose” exhibit at the Toronto Design Exchange Museum in May 2019.