'The kid is mine': Drake confirms love child on new album, 'Scorpion'

Oscar Cross
July 1, 2018

And all it took was one time. Now, music fans have once again found themselves amidst the summer Nor'easter of a Drake album rollout. In May, rapper Pusha-T put out a track that accused Drake of hiding the fact that he had a son. Austin believes if MJ didn't finish the song, Drake shouldn't have used it.

And then, of course, there are the previously released singles "God's Plan" and "I'm Upset", both of which are clear standouts on the first half and continue to dominate urban radio due to their boisterous lyrics and upbeat melodies.

- Matthew Santoro (@MatthewSantoro) June 29, 2018Drake really wrote March 14 all about his son and the challenges of being a father.

Below, we detail the five biggest things we learned from listening to Drake's new album.

The streaming platform says the album has logged more than 170 million streams worldwide since its release Friday, more than doubling Drake's prior one-day record on Apple Music with last year's "More Life".

In "Emotionless", he raps: "I wasn't hidin' my kid from the world/I was hidin' the world from my kid". Though the rapper has only met his son once over Christmas, he mentions on the track that the boy has a crib in his Toronto home.

"There was apprehension when we got together [because] you want to know people and you want to like them", he said. "Breakin' news in my life, I don't run to the blogs/The only ones I wanna tell are the ones I can call".

The album also features an unreleased song from Michael Jackson called "Don't Matter to Me", with Drake rapping and singing along.

While JAY-Z is the only featured vocalist to receive a credit on the album's A Side, another recognizable voice is that of Hiatus Kaiyote's Nai Palm, who delivers the outro on "Is There More". There are also collabos with Jay Z on "Talk Up", Static Major and Ty Dolla $ign on "After Dark", and intriguingly, Michael Jackson on "Don't Matter To Me".

HIS SON: Drake looks to be committing to fatherhood as he comes clean on speculation that he was keeping secret child away from the public spotlight.

Scorpion is out now via Young Money/Cash Money Records.

Later on the album, Drake hints that he has only seen his child once and is embarrassed he is following the footsteps of his divorced parents.

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