So here’s the deal – Drake’s father, Dennis Graham, appeared on Nick Cannon’s Power 106 show called ‘Close Conversations.’  During their chat, Dennis claims Drake fibbed in his lyrics (Drake has called Dennis an’ absentee father’ on more than one occasion).  Now, the 6ix God has made a public statement and says he’s more hurt than anything.




When Nick asked about Drake’s upbringing and his lyrical content, Dennis claimed, “I had a conversation with Drake about that.  I have always been with Drake.  I talk to him, if not everyday, than every other day.  And we really got into a deep conversation about that and I said, ‘Drake, why are you saying all this different stuff about me, this isn’t cool.’  He goes, ‘Dad, it sells records.'”

Drake has now responded to Dennis’ claims, writing on Instagram, “Woke up today so hurt, man. My father will say anything to anyone that’s willing to listen to him.  It’s sad when family gets like this, but what can we really do? That’s the people we are stuck with. Every bar I ever spit was the truth and the truth is hard for some people to accept.”



According to Billboard, “Drake has often incorporated how the divorce between his parents when he was just 5 years old impacted him as a child. There’s also been plenty of references to trips visiting his father in Memphis throughout Drizzy’s discography on tracks such as “Paris Morton Music.””  


In ‘0 to 100/The Catch Up,’ Drake raps, “I’ve been ready / Since my dad used to tell me / He was comin’ to the house to get me / He ain’t show up / Valuable lesson, man, I had to grow up / That’s why I never ask for help.”  And in ‘From Time,’ the lyrics read, “I’ve been dealing with my dad, speaking of lack of patience / Just me and my old man getting back to basics / We’ve been talking ’bout the future and time that we wasted.”


So … who’s lying and who’s telling the truth? In one of Drake’s recent Instagram posts, he wishes his father a ‘Happy Birthday’ and calls him ‘the real superstar of the family.’


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