Drake is a doting dad.
The Grammy-nominated rapper, who called himself ‘co-parent of the year’ on his 2021 album Certified lovershares 4-year-old son Adonis Graham with French artist Sophie Brussaux.
After initially denying Brussaux’s claims that she was pregnant with his baby, Drake took to singing to confirm his paternity on his 2018 double album, Scorpiorapping “The kid is mine” and “I wasn’t hiding my kid from the world / I was hiding the world from my kid.”
Drake opened up about the situation surrounding Adonis’ birth and his relationship with Brussaux on HBO The shop in 2018. “We found ourselves in a situation and we are both equally responsible,” he said. “Now I’m really excited to be a great dad.”
Drake and Brussaux both waited until March 2020 to share photos of Adonis, born October 11, 2017. “I want to be able to go places with my son and share memories with my son,” Drake told rapper Lil Wayne . on his radio show, Young Money Radio with Lil Wayne on Apple Music. “I don’t want to feel like it’s just because of a life choice I made to be a ‘celebrity’ that I have to make everyone live under this blanket…I wanted just release myself from it,” he continued.
From his budding passion for basketball to his sweetest moments with his famous dad, here’s everything to know about Drake’s son, Adonis.
He speaks French
At just 4 years old, Adonis is already bilingual thanks to Brussaux, originally from France. In an adorable video posted on Instagram, Adonis asks his father if he wants to learn to speak “in French”. Drake replies “yes, please”, and Adonis begins his lesson, speaking in French as his father repeats every word to him.
As the lesson continues, Drake asks, “Is that really what you said or are you just making stuff up?” Adonis jokes quietly, prompting Drake to call his son “a funny guy.”
He watches a lot of basketball
Drake has been a basketball fan for a long time and it looks like he passed on his love for the game to his son. Drake and Adonis have been spotted sitting courtside at several NBA games over the years.
Drake, a big fan of the Toronto Raptors, his hometown, often brings Adonis to their games. The father-son duo attended several Raptors games last season, including one where they sported matching all-black looks, and another where they were photographed raising their cups to cheer each other on.
He’s also a budding basketball star.
Adonis doesn’t just watch basketball, he plays it too! The 4-year-old showed off his skills in a December 2021 Instagram Story posted by Drake, dribbling a ball several times before tossing it and making the basket.
“Yo, where do you learn to shoot like that?” the proud dad asked Adonis in a later video. “I don’t know,” he replied humbly with a shrug. “You went four out of five. You hit four out of five!” Drake continued. Adonis eventually admitted he played basketball at school, before sending his dad into hysterics, adding, “Also, send that to our daughter.”
Drake also joked about Adonis’ love of the game while chatting with NBA star Lebron James and businessman Maverick Carter on The shopsaying, “You know he’s already in the pool, like shooting basketball. He’s going to reach a certain age, I’m going to take him straight to [Lebron’s] house and I’m gonna be like, ‘Yo, summer camp at Bronny’s!’ ”
He likes to be twin with his father
Adonis clearly enjoys being twins with his father. Before wearing matching outfits to Raptors games against the 76ers, Drake and Adonis sported the same braided hairstyle.
Adonis first rocked the look at his fourth birthday party in October 2021, and brought it back in March 2022 to match his dad, who shared several selfies on Instagram showing off their twinning moment.
It is an artist
He got it from his mom! Both Drake and Brussaux have posted photos of their son’s works on social media, from his early drawings to more serious paintings. “Adonis > Picasso don’t @ me,” Drake captioned a photo of a handprint Adonis gave him for Christmas in 2018.
In another cute photo, Adonis is seen painting side by side with his mother, a professional artist. “A little progress pic, we paint together and condition together,” she captioned the photo.
He likes wrestling with his father
In a video posted to social media, Adonis playfully wrestled with his dad while celebrating Christmas 2021. In the clip, a laughing Adonis and another young boy can be seen pinning Drake to the ground before climbing onto his back.
He attended red carpet events with Drake
In May 2021, Drake accepted the Artist of the Decade award at the Billboard Music Awards, with a special VIP by his side. Adonis took the stage with his father as he accepted the award, and even held the statue as he clung to his father’s leg as he spoke.
The rapper attempted to dedicate the award to his family, but struggled to keep the 3-year-old boy in place. “To my beautiful family,” he began, before Adonis began to walk away. “Hey, wait, wait, wait,” he said as he grabbed Adonis, before picking him up and saying. ” To you ! I want to dedicate this award to you.
He practices martial arts
Clearly, Adonis is a multi-talented boy. In addition to basketball and painting, he dabbled in martial arts, posing for a photo with his mother in matching martial arts outfits. “This is a proud mom post,” Brussaux wrote.