Drake’s son Adonis has made his Instagram debut, more than two years after his birth.
Rapper Drake, 33, who has kept his son out of the private eye, posted a series of candid snaps of himself with the toddler and his mother, model Sophie Brussaux, as well as his parents Dennis and Sandi Graham.
The Hotline Bling hitmaker revealed he was pining for his family and friends during the coronavirus lockdown, sharing a beautiful image of him cradling curly-haired Adonis.
Here he is: Drake’s son Adonis has made his Instagram debut, more than two years after his birth
Cute: Another family snap showed the star with his ex and mother of Adonis, Sophie Brussaux, 30, with the trio looking happy as they posed up a storm
The father son duo looked cute in matching black outfits in the sweet snap, with Drake – real name Aubrey Drake Graham – looking lovingly at the youngster.
Another family snap showed the star with his ex and mother of Adonis, Sophie Brussaux, 30, with the trio looking happy as they posed up a storm.
Adonis looked sweet in a black hoodie and grey joggers as he was held by his loving dad, while a proud Sophie smiled for the camera.
Further snaps of the blond-haired youngster showed him sat in a toy car with a giant teddy bear and having a drink of water.
Adorable: Little Adonis looked adorable in the candid snaps shared to his father’s 65m followers
In a lengthy caption, Drake reflected on the current world situation and revealed he was desperately missing his loved ones.
He wrote: ‘What is most important for you right now is to connect to your own inner light. This will create the biggest opening of all. Trust that you have all of the power within to make this happen, and in order to do that connect to the people and things that bring you a lot of joy.
He continued: ‘I love and miss my beautiful family and friends and I can’t wait for the joyful day when we are all able to reunite. Until then please keep your lights on.’
Back in October 11, 2017 former adult film star Sophie gave birth to Adonis but Drake did not acknowledge the existence of his child until the release of his album Scorpion in late June 2018.
Fun: Further snaps of the blond-haired youngster showed him sat in a toy car with a giant teddy bear
Ending months of speculation, he sang about his child in the lyrics to his track Emotionless.
Speaking about his experience of fatherhood, he revealed: ‘I wasn’t hiding my kid from the world/I was hiding the world from my kid.
‘Breakin’ news in my life I don’t run to the blogs/ The only ones I wanna tell are the ones I can call.’
Referencing former fling Sophie, the Take Care hitmaker admitted the pair have only actually met on two occasions.
He added: ‘I had to come to terms with the fact that it’s not a maybe. That s*** is in stone, sealed and signed.
Cute: Adonis had a sip of water in another playful snap posted by Drake
‘She’s not my lover like Billie Jean, but the kid is mine. S***, we only met two times.’
A month earlier, however, Pusha T brought the child into the public eye with his diss track The Story of Adidon.
‘You are hiding a child, let that boy come home/Deadbeat mothaf***a playin’ border patrol,’ rapped the Daytona creator before revealing the child’s name to the public for the first time.
Since his son’s existence became public knowledge, Drake has talked about wanting to be on good terms with Sophie, who he claimed to have only met twice before they conceived the child.
Speaking on LeBron James’ HBO show The Shop, he said he was initially ‘scared’ to tell his mother about the situation, because he was never in a relationship with Sophie.
Miss you: Drake also shared a throwback snap of his parents Dennis and Sandi Graham
He said: ‘[I was] more scared to tell my mom because my mom has had real belief and real relationships with women in my life, like, over the course of my years.
‘I’m sure she would expect or be elated if I were to have gotten one of those women pregnant… So it was tough for me to tell her that it’s somebody that she’s never met.’
But the God’s Plan singer is ‘excited to be a great father’, and doesn’t want anyone to ‘be angry’ at Sophie.
He added: ‘I am a single father learning to communicate with a woman who… you know, we’ve had our moments, right?
‘And 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… I don’t ever want the world to be angry at his mother.
‘We have found ourselves in a situation and we are both equally responsible, and now I’m just really excited to be a great father. I have a son, he’s a beautiful boy.’
Sophie currently lives in New York City with her son, though she’s originally from France and gave birth there.
The photos came just days after he tested negative for COVID-19 following his interactions with NBA star Kevin Durant, who revealed he has the virus early last week.
The God’s Plan rapper updated fans while Instagram Live-ing with his dad Dennis Graham on Friday.
Good news: This came just days after he tested negative for COVID-19 following his interactions with NBA star Kevin Durant, who revealed he has the virus early last week
Drake is one of the many asymptomatic celebrities who have been able to acquire the tests, although the remain scare elsewhere.
The rapper was overjoyed as he relayed the news to his pops.
But while he was relieved to learn he wasn’t sick, he said the experience was not pleasant.
‘That test was uncomfortable though, ‘Drake said, ‘They put that Q-tip all the way inside your thoughts and s***.’
The good news comes while the In My Feelings rapper has been self-isolating in his hometown of Toronto after interacting with Brooklyn Nets player Kevin Durant, who along with three of his teammates was diagnosed with coronavirus on Tuesday.
Drake is voluntarily sequestering himself after partying with the power forward at the celeb-beloved West Hollywood restaurant Nice Guy eight days ago, according to Page Six.
Update: The God’s Plan rapper updated fans while Instagram Live-ing with his dad Dennis Graham on Friday