Drake is revisiting his feud with Pusha T and the drama that inevitably revealed to the world that Drake has a son.
In a wide-ranging two-hour long interview with Elliot Wilson and Brian “B.Dot” Miller for their Rap Radar podcast released on Christmas Day, the rapper (né Aubrey Graham) said he has “no desire to mend anything with” Pusha T, who started a nasty back-and-forth with Drake after revealing in his May 2018 diss track “The Story of Adidon” (which was produced by West) that he had fathered a son he had not yet gone public about.
“He’s just made an entire career off of it,” Drake, 33, said of Pusha T, 42. “Some people like his music, I personally don’t ’cause I don’t believe any of it. And I like to listen to guys I believe.”
“I sleep well at night knowing I didn’t get out-barred,” he added. “It was just, you know, he told the world that the biggest artist at the time has a kid that he hasn’t told you about. I knew, for me, it was over at that point. It wasn’t even about battle rap.”
Addressing his son, Adonis, now 2, for the first time, Drake went viral after rapping on the 2018 track “March 14”: ‘I wasn’t hiding my kid from the world, I was hiding the world from my kid.’ During his Rap Radar interview, Drake explained why he didn’t announce the birth of his son to the world sooner.
“To be honest with you, I did a DNA test for my son and it came back to us and it said the DNA test got ruined in transit and they couldn’t be 100 percent sure that that was my son or not,” he said. “So, I was in a really weird pending situation where I didn’t want to go tell the world that that was my son and it wasn’t.”
When asked about the rumor that he wanted to reveal the birth of his son (whom he shares with Sophie Brussaux) in conjunction with a new Adidas campaign, Drake responded by saying that wasn’t exactly the case.
“At the time I was working with Adidas and we were toying with the idea of a name being a play off of my son’s name,” he said. “I wasn’t revealing my son with Adidas.”
So, Drake was waiting on a pending DNA test to prove it was his son before he said anything — but was already in talks with Adidas to name his collection after the son he wasn’t even sure was his?
That narrative doesn’t exactly add up — but we’ll roll with it.