June 29 (UPI) — Drake released his fifth studio album titled Scorpion on Apple Music Friday and used the project to confirm rumors that he has fathered a son.
“I wasn’t hiding my kid from the world, I was hiding the world from my kid,” Drake raps on the track “Emotionless,” which is seemingly a response to rapper Pusha T’s claims on diss track “The Story of Adidon” that Drake was hiding news about his son whom he reportedly had with former adult-film star Sophie Brussaux.
“Breakin’ news in my life I don’t run to the blogs/ The only ones I wanna tell are the ones I can call,” he continues. Drake further explores his relationship with his son’s mother on “March 14.”
“She’s not my lover like Billie Jean but the kid is mine/ Sandi used to tell me all it takes it one time, and all it took was one time/ [Expletive], we only met two times, two times,” Drake raps.
Scorpion also dives into Drake’s reasoning for not responding to Pusha T’s “The Story of Adidon.” Drake had previously released a diss track towards Pusha T titled “Duppy Freestyle” that also featured lyrics taking shots at Kanye West. Pusha T is the president of West’s G.O.O.D. music record label.
“I’ve seen this movie a hundred times, I know where it’s headed / Realize someone gotta die when no one will dead it / [Expletive] gambling with their life for some content / That’s the type of lottery that could get your top picked,” Drake says on opening song “Survival.”
Drake, on “8 Out of 10,” appears to mock West’s recently released album Ye and how his latest string of produced albums which include Pusha T’s Daytona and Nas’ Nasir, are all seven tracks long. “All sevens, no sixes,” Drake says.
Scorpion follows Views released in August 2016 and More Life, a mixtape released in March 2017. The album features guest appearances from Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj, Future and Ty Dolla $ign.
A full track listing for the project was released by Drake on Instagram.
Drake has recently started to tour alongside rap trio Migos. The Aubrey & The Three Amigos tour will be visiting cities including Toronto, Chicago, New York, Boston, Miami, Dallas and Los Angeles before wrapping up in November in Atlanta.