Drake held off confirming he had fathered a lovechild in 2017, because the initial paternity results were tainted.
Rap rival Pusha T revealed the shocking news in the lyrics of his 2018 song “The Story of Adidon” before the Canadian superstar was able to explain.
Drake confirmed the birth of his son, Adonis, a month later, and now, in a new interview with the Rap Radar podcast, he explained why he waited so long to confirm the baby news.
“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 per cent 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.”
Drake also revealed he shot down an idea to release the details about his son as part of a collaboration with Adidas bosses, adding, “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 (sic). I wasn’t revealing my son with Adidas.”
Adonis is the result of Drake’s romance with French artist Sophie Brussaux.