It looks like Drake is finally ready to open up about how his life has changed since becoming a father. While the Toronto-born musician originally hid the fact he had a son from the world, in a new interview on HBO Drake finally got real about what it's really like to be a single dad.
Not only did he dish about his son Adonis, who he shares with the French artist and former adult film star Sophie Brussaux, he also opened up on his dreams of having a family with his ex-girlfriend and longtime love, Rihanna.
The interview was a guest appearance on LeBron James and Maverick Carter‘s HBO Sport's show called The Shop. Still, Drake's conversation felt less like an interview and more like finally getting real about his new life as a father.
THE TRUTH: Drake Opens up about the story behind his son! pic.twitter.com/aUMCzOyfYt
The musician begins by stating that he is a single father and he's still learning to communicate with Adonis's mother.
"I do want to be able to explain to my son what happened. But I don’t have any desire for him to like not love his mother or I don’t want like, I don’t ever want the world to be angry at his mother. Like, we have found ourselves in a situation and we are both equally responsible and now, like, I’m just really excited to be a great father" he stated.
After he opened up about how he is "really excited to be a great father", he leads into how he has learned from his own parents. Drake, whose real name is Aubrey Graham, has always been transparent about the struggles he faced having divorced parents.
He says in the interview with LeBron and Carter that "from all the things I've learned from and through my father and the incredible things I've learned from my mother about patience and love, unconditional love. No matter what happens, I have unconditional love for the mother of my child because I want him to love his mother and I have to project that energy."
Drake also explains that though his life has taught him about being a single parent, his parents did not share the "unconditional love" he wants to share with Brasseaux.
"Well I don't have the fairy tale life like, oh Drake married Rihanna and it's so perfect" pic.twitter.com/wYvWfcP25w
What really surprised people was when Drake brought his ex-girlfriend, Rihanna, up in the interview.
The musician was discussing how he doesn't have the perfect life when he said, "As life takes shape and teaches you your own lessons, I end up in this situation where I don’t have the fairy tale, like, ‘Oh, Drake started a family with Rihanna and this is like so perfect’…it looks so good on paper."
He furthered his comment about Rihanna by saying "By the way, I wanted that too at one time." Which means that while we all were wanting the couple to last forever, Drake was hoping that they would become a family too.
Drake admitted during the 2016 MTV VMA's that he had loved Rihanna since he was 16 years old and publicly kissed her for the first time before presenting her with the Vanguard Award.
It's nice to hear that Drake is settling in to being a single dad after so much drama around his Scorpion release, especially that he and Sophie Brasseaux are working through the challenge of co-parenting.
Still, it's really sad to hear that Drake wanted it all with Rihanna in the first place. It seems like it's safe to say that while the Canadian musician is moving on, he's still upset about losing RiRi in the first place.