Clinging to his father, Adonis, whose mother is Sophie Brussaux, donned braids, a red plaid shirt and Air Jordan sneakers. Seemingly unimpressed by the pomp and circumstance, he held the award while Drake gave his acceptance speech.
“I want to dedicate this award to my friends,” the Degrassi alum said. “I want to dedicate this award to my longtime collaborators. I want to dedicate this award to all my peers, all of the decisions and music you make really does have me tossing and turning at night trying to figure out what I should do next, so thank you.”
Drake was also accompanied to the event by his mother, Sandi Graham.
“To my beautiful family,” he continued, picking up a crying Adonis, “And to you, I want to dedicate this to you.”
Drake Confirmed He Has a Son in Response to a Pusha T Diss Track
Amid rumors Drake had secretly fathered a child with a former French porn actress, Pusha T released a diss track calling him out as a deadbeat father.
He rapped in “The Story of Adinon,” “You are hiding a child, let that boy come home / Deadbeat m********* playin’ border patrol, ooh / Adonis is your son / And he deserves more than an Adidas press run.”
Their beef seemingly led to the Scorpion album confession. In it, the “Hotline Bling” star rapped, “Look at the way we live/I wasn’t hiding my kid from the world, I was hiding the world from my kid/From empty souls who just wake up and look to debate/Until you staring at your seed, you can never relate.”
While their coparenting got off to a bumpy start, TMZ reported Drake and Brussaux have “ZERO drama.”
Twitter Could Not Get Enough of Adonis
Adonis’ award show debut quickly spurred tweets from Billboard Music Award viewers. Among the comments was GQ’s quip that Drake and his son were simply, “Adonis and a fan.”
Most viewers were quick to comment on how cute the child was. As one tweet read, “Adonis is so cute. He really looks like Drake. When he started crying and clung to Drake’s leg, that was so precious. :(“
Some viewers were a fan of seeing Drake as a dad, offering themselves up as possible additions to family. One viewer tweeted, “Do Adonis need a step mom? Drake been looking extra fine recently.”
Many fans could not help but notice that the child did not seem thrilled to be there. As one fan quipped, referencing the Pusha T and Drake beef, “Y’all was talking bout how Drake was hiding his kid from the world meanwhile Adonis don’t wanna see y’all.”
Another tweet was preparing the Toronto-native in case any future drama arose, reading, “Drake holding a crying Adonis would make for an epic diss track cover. If only Meek and Pusha still had it out for him.”