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Drake Is Very Publicly in His Feelings About His Dad

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Today in “celebrities oversharing on social media about conflicts we had no idea were even happening,” we have Drake telling the world via Instagram that his father “will say anything to anyone that’s willing to listen to him” and revealing that “it’s sad when family gets like this.” So, how did we get here? Some quick background: Drake loves to write songs about not having a stable father figure in his life, rapping on “Look What You’ve Done” about “my father living in Memphis now, he can’t come this way / Over some minor charges and child support.”

Drake has also spoken multiple times in interviews about his childhood on the streets of Toronto, telling LeBron James on HBO’s The Shop last year that “I was really hard on my parents for giving me sort of a childhood that I had to wrap my mind around as I grew.”

Drake’s father, Dennis Graham, responded to Drake’s claims earlier this month on Power 105 FM with Nick Cannon, saying, “I have always been with Drake. I talk to him, if not every day, every other day.” Graham went on to claim that Drake even admitted to him that his lyrics were false, saying, “We really got into a deep conversation about that … I said, ‘Drake, why are you saying all this stuff about me? This is not cool.’ [He said] ‘Dad, it sells records.’” Drake responded with the Instagram post below, specifically addressing the claim about his lyrics, saying, “every bar I ever spit was the truth.” We can only wish for peace for father and son, and perhaps a hiatus from interviews.

Drake Is Very Publicly in His Feelings About His Dad