Drake acknowledges his son, Adonis, on new album Scorpion

After reports and rumors swirled earlier this year about Drake's having a secret child, the rapper seemingly confirmed the news when he dropped his new album, "Scorpion".

Credited elsewhere on the album are Nicki Minaj, Future and Paul Anka, the 76-year-old crooner known for classics like "Puppy Love" and "Put Your Head on My Shoulder" and a longtime collaborator of Jackson's.

"Look at the way we live/ I wasn't hiding my kid from the world, I was hiding the world from my kid", Drake raps on "Emotionless". Drake then seemingly addresses his relationship with his son's mother by referencing Michael Jackson's hit "Billie Jean" in the song "March 14".

Drake incorporates his recent input into "Scorpion" - "God's Plan", an infectious hip-hop track that has spent the longest stretch on the top of the United States singles chart this year, and "Nice For What", a fast-driving dip into New Orleans' bounce scene. One of the artists to feature on the album is none other than JAY-Z, who had a verse on "Talk Up".

But while he rushed out to buy a crib for the tot, Drake has only met his son once at Christmas time.

On "Nonstop", Drake raps "Yeah I'm light skinned, but I'm still a dark n*gga", which could be a jab at Pusha-T's "Story of Adidon" and the Blackface cover photo the G.O.O.D. Still, it seems unlikely "Duppy Freestyle" will be Drake's last response to Pusha-T. Here he reflects upon his own upbringing ― Drake was raised by a single mother named Sandi ― and refers to himself as a "single father". In his song "Emotionless", Drake declares, "I wasn't hidin' my kid from the world/I was hidin' the world from my kid/From empty souls who just wake up and looked to debate/Until you starin' at your seed, you can never relate".

"There was apprehension when we got together [because] you want to know people and you want to like them".

Ninja would soon get word of the possibility shortly after the tracklist's release, and stated he would "die" if such a thing actually happened.

  • Kyle Peterson