Needless to say, Scorpion is giving fans a lot of material to buzz about.
It was just yesterday (June 28) when Drake released the track list for his double-disc release, Scorpion, out today (June 29). Social media went abuzz after seeing that not only were twenty-five songs in total being released, but high profile features including JAY-Z and yes, Michael Jackson, would also be served to fans worldwide.
As fans put on their headphones and dove into Drake's soul-baring release, a lyric in the fourth track “Emotionless” gave insight into a topic that many hoped the “God's Plan” singer would address. ”I wasn't hiding my kid from the world, I was hiding the world from my kid,” he rapped, seeming to confirm rumors that he had secretly become a father.
In the seventh track on the album “8 Out Of 10”, Drake continues to allude to the child, asserting “kiss my son on the head, then kiss your ass goodbye.”
Conversation ran wild earlier this year following a diss track release by rapper Pusha T, in which he alleged that Drake secretly had a child. Drake had been quiet about the speculation until Scorpion.
On the album's final track, “March 14,” Drake further addresses the paternity claim, flipping the Michael Jackson line from “Billie Jean” to admit he is a father: “I had to come to terms with the fact that it's not a maybe / That shit is in stone, sealed and signed / She not my lover like Billie Jean but the kid is mine.”
He also bemoans the likelihood that his son will go through a situation similar to what he grew up with:
I'm out here on front lines just trying to make sure that I see him sometimes
It's breaking my spirit
Single father, I hate when I hear it
I used to challenge my parents on every album
Now I'm embarrassed to tell them I ended up as a co-parent
Always promised the family unit
I wanted it to be different because I've been through it
But this is the harsh truth now