Drake ‘Hurts’ From His Father’s Recent Statements About Him
Drake is in his feelings and understandably so as the person ‘hurting’ his feelings is none other than his own father, Dennis.
The 32-year-old Canadian rapper took to his Instagram page to go off on Dennis after the latter denied being an absentee father in his son’s life.
Dennis while appearing on Nick Cannon’s Power 106.1FM morning show on Oct. 1 claimed that he and Drake never had a strained relationship while the music star was growing up. This was coming after claims by Drizzy that his father was an absentee dad. The rapper has made references to this a couple of times in his lyrics, most notably on his song, “Look What You Have Done” off his 2011 album, “Take Care”.
The bars go,
“And my father living in Memphis now, he can’t come this way/Over some minor charges and child support/That just wasn’t paid, damn/Boo-hoo, sad story — Black American dad story.”
Dennis claims that Drake made this up because he knew the lyrics would sell more copies. Nick said that he was “intrigued” by what is going on because his own father “wasn’t there the entire time. There was a large amount of time that he wasn’t around,” when he was growing up and noted that Drake seemed to have the same situation, as it’s been evidenced in his song lyrics.
“I had a conversation with Drake about that. I always been with Drake. I talk — I talk to him if not every day, then every other day. We really got into a deep conversation about that. I said, ‘Drake, why are you saying all of this different stuff about me? Man, this is not cool. He [said], ‘Dad, it sells records.’ Uh-okay. Okay, well [we’re] cool,” he continued as Nick laughed and said, “I wish my dad was that understanding!”
Reacting to this though, Drake took to his Instagram page on October 8 and wrote:
“Woke up today so hurt man. My father will say anything to anyone that’s willing to listen to him. It’s sad when family gets like this, but what can we really do that’s the people we are stuck with.” Drake added that, “Every bar I ever spit was the truth and the truth is hard for some people to accept.”
It would be recalled that Drake’s parents divorced when he was five, and he stayed living in Toronto with his mom Sandra while Dennis returned to his native Memphis. While Drizzy spent some summers with his dad early on, they had limited contact until the rapper’s adulthood as Dennis did several prison stints in Tennessee on drug-related charges.