Drake’s father, Dennis Graham, has come forward to say that, despite what the Canadian rapper says in his music, he was always in Drake’s life. In fact, he maintains that the Toronto rapper only painted him that way so he could sell records.
Graham visited Power 106’s Nick Cannon Mornings radio show on October 4. There, Nick Cannon asked about his reportedly strained relationship with Drake. In response, Graham said Drake had been making these claims to help his record sales.
“I had a conversation with Drake about that. I have always been with Drake. We talked if not every day, every other day, and we really got into a deep conversation about that. I said, ‘Drake, why are you saying all this different stuff about me man like this is not cool’. He goes ‘Dad it sells records,’ and I said ‘Okay well cool.'”
Watch the interview below:
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— DatPiff (@DatPiff) October 8, 2019
Drake usually touches on his personal relationships with his women and his parents in his music. On “Look What You’ve Done,” Drake gets more specific when he raps about his father allegedly not paying child support. Also, he raps about him not being in his life at times.
“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,” Drake raps on the 2011 track.
We are not entirely sure whether Drake’s father’s claims are true. But one thing is evident from the fact that he refers to his own son as ‘Drake’. He only re-entered the rapper’s life when he became famous and successful.
Drake is yet to comment on his father’s claims.