Dennis Graham says son Drake lied about their estrangement in an effort to promote extra information
Written by B87FM on October 8, 2019
Drake’s rap persona has at all times been one related to overt sensitivity, particularly when it got here to his household. For years, the Toronto MC wrote songs particularly lamenting the absence of his father, Dennis Graham. Nonetheless, in a brand new interview, Graham claims Drizzy lied about their estrangement in an effort to promote extra albums.
Graham tried to set the report straight whereas on Nick Cannon’s Energy 106 radio present final week. When requested about Drake’s songs about their strained relationship, Graham stated he’s really at all times been part of his rapper son’s life.
“I had a dialog with Drake about that. I’ve at all times been with Drake,” Graham informed Cannon. “I speak to him if not each day, each different day.”
Graham’s revelation conflicts with singles such because the Grammy-nominated “0 to 100/The Catch Up”, through which Drake says rising up and not using a father determine pressured him to toughen up. “I’ve been prepared/ Since my dad used to inform me/ He was coming to the home to get me/ He ain’t present up/ Precious lesson, man, I needed to develop up/ That’s why I by no means ask for assist.”
Graham stated he didn’t like the best way his personal son was portraying him in his music and straight requested the Take Care artist about it. “I stated, ‘Drake, why are you saying all of these items about me, man? It’s not cool,’” Graham recounted. In line with Graham, Drizzy merely replied, “Dad, it sells information.”
On Thursday afternoon, Drake addressed his father’s feedback. “Awakened right now so damage man. My father will say something to anybody that’s prepared to hearken to him,” the OVO rapper wrote in an Instagram story. “It’s unhappy when household will get like this however what can we actually do this’s the folks we’re caught with … each bar I ever spit was the reality and the reality is difficult for some folks to just accept.”
Though Drake holds onto this model of occasions — that his father was absent up till a couple of years in the past — this isn’t the primary time Graham has contradicted him. As Complex factors out, throughout an look on ItsTheReal’s A Waste of Time podcast this previous June, Graham additionally accused Drake of mendacity. “Simply waft,” Drake supposedly informed Graham. “This shit sells information.”
Beneath, try Graham’s clip on “Nick Cannon Mornings”, adopted by Drake’s response.
When requested if he knew Drake would rap about their relationship, his dad replied:
“No. Drake…we had a dialog about that additionally. I stated ‘Drake, you gotta cease this man that by no means occurred.’ He goes, ‘Dad, hear man. Simply waft. This shit sells information’.”
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