Despite being called a “deadbeat dad” in Pusha T‘s latest freestyle, Drake has reportedly been supporting his rumored baby mother Sophie Brussaux financially since before the birth of his alleged son Adonis — and he’s also spent time with his baby boy. A year ago, the former porn star accused Drake of getting her pregnant — however, his rep denied the claims at the time. “This woman has a very questionable background. She has admitted to having multiple relationships. We understand she may have problems getting into the United States. She’s one of many women claiming he got them pregnant. If it is in fact Drake’s child, which he does not believe, he would do the right thing by the child.”
Now, according to TMZ, Drake is doing the right thing, with sources telling the outlet that the “Nice for What” rapper has been cutting checks for Sophie during and after her pregnancy to ensure she is living comfortably. Child support aside, Drake took a DNA test that proved the baby boy is, in fact, his.
After a test confirmed that Adonis is Drake’s, Drake has pulled out all the stops in order to bond with his child and he’s flown Sophie and Adonis to see him multiple times, and he even charted a plan so that they could spend time together as a family for Christmas, according to TMZ.
Drake’s paternity issues came to light in Pusha T’s diss track “The Story of Adidon,” where he rapped about Drake seemingly denying his son. “You are hiding a child, let that boy come home, deadbeat motherf–ker. Adonis is your son and he deserves more than an Adidas press run,” he rapped. “Love that baby, respect that girl. Forget she’s a porn star, let her be your world.”
Last year, Sophie, who also went by the name Rosee Divine, claimed that Drake asked her to get an abortion. In the alleged text messages, after telling the former Degrassi actor she was keeping the baby, he responded, “You do know what you’re doing you think you’re going to get money.” Drake has yet to respond to the claims he fathered a child but he did release a statement regarding the blackface photo used by Pusha T to promote his clapback.
“This was not from a clothing brand shoot or my music career,” he wrote. “This picture is from 2007, a time in my life where I was an actor and I was working on a project that was about young black actors struggling to get roles, being stereotyped and type cast. The photos represented how African Americans were once wrongfully portrayed in entertainment.”