Drake has his truth and his father Dennis Grahamhas his.
While the “Money In The Grave” rapper has long claimed that his father was absent for a large part of his life, even referencing their strained relationship in a number of his records, Dennis recently accused Drake of lying about their relationship to sell music.
“I have always been with Drake,” Dennis claimed. “I talk to him if not everyday every other day. We really got into a deep conversation about that. I said, ‘Drake why are you saying all of this different stuff about me, man? This is not cool.’ And he goes ‘Dad, it sells records.'”
Drake later took to Instagram Stories to refute his father’s claims, doubling down on his previous sentiments about their strained relationship. “Woke up today so hurt man. My father will say anything to anyone that’s willing to listen to him,” the 32-year-old rapper wrote. “It’s sad when family gets like this but what can we really do that’s the people we are stuck with.”
He added, “every bar I ever spit was the truth and the truth is hard for some people to accept
As fans know, Drake has never shied away from speaking about being let down by his father both as a child and an adult. On his 2011 track “Look What You’ve Done,” the Canadian rapper revealed that there was a time his father was allegedly not paying child support, which stopped him from being able to visit him. “And my father living in Memphis now, he can’t come this way/Over some minor charges and child support/That just wasn’t paid, da*n/Boo-hoo, sad story—Black American dad story,” he rapped.
On his 2015 song “O to 100/The Catch Up,” Drizzy also detailed how his dad on numerous occasions let him down when he was child, rapping, “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.”