Some fans of Canadian rapper Drake recently took to social media to share their distaste after the 33-year-old called his baby momma “a fluke” in his latest song. According to Yahoo Entertainment, the artist released two songs this past weekend — “Chicago Freestyle” and “When to Say When.” It’s the latter song that boasts the offending lyric.
“Baby mama fluke, but I love her for who she is,” Drake raps, referring to French artist and former adult film star Sophie Brussaux. The two share 2-year-old son, Adonis.
“Drake called his baby mother a ‘fluke.’ I just… men are embarrassing,” one Twitter user wrote, according to US Weekly.
Other fans called Drake “rude,” with one saying he needed to be “slapped.” Another fan said that the line was “toxic” because of the way Drake structured the lyric — first calling her a fluke, and then saying he loved her for her.
Still, the “God’s Plan” rapper was not without support. Other Twitter users slammed critical fans for being sensitive, saying that there was no need for such intense discussion regarding the line. Another user cited the definition of the word fluke, while a third added that Drake’s lyric doesn’t mean he regrets having his child.
At present, neither Drake nor Brussaux have commented on fans’ responses to the lyric.
Brussaux first announced her pregnancy in May of 2017, and Adonis was born in October. After months of rumors floating around that Drake had a son — and a heated feud with rapper Pusha T — the former Degrassi star confirmed the child’s identity on his 2018 album, Scorpion. In the song “March 14,” Drake referenced the popular Michael Jackson song, Billie Jean, saying “the kid is mine.” He also addressed his son in the song “Emotionless.”
“I wasn’t hidin’ my kid from the world, I was hidin’ the world from my kid.”
Since Scorpion, the rapper has spoken about his son — and Brussaux — in several interviews. While on NBA star LeBron James’ hit HBO show The Shop, Drake raved about Adonis and his “crazy blue eyes.” He confirmed he and Brussuax were co-parenting their son, and said he was excited about parenthood. He went on to say that he planned to draw on lessons learned from his parents, and that he would eventually tell Adonis about his and Brussaux’s relationship.
“I do want to be able to explain to my son what happened. But I don’t have any desire for him to not love his mother.”
Drake added that — despite the couple still learning the best way to communicate with each other — he has “unconditional love” for her and he always tries to “project that energy.”