Drake’s Dad Says He Lied About Them Having A Bad Relationship To Sell Records ‘I Talk To Him Every Other Day’
Drake has no problem calling out his dad, Dennis Graham, in his songs. Most would think that he and his father were estranged thanks to Drake’s lyrics. But now Graham has revealed that it’s all smoke and mirrors so Drake can sell more records.
Graham said in a recent interview that he confronted Drake, whose real name is Aubrey Graham, about making him look bad in his music.
“I had a conversation with Drake about that. I have always been with Drake. I talk to him if not every day, 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.’ He [goes], ‘Dad, it sells records.’ I said ‘Okay, well cool. Talk about me!'”
He also said of Drake’s success in the industry,
“It’s amazing. Drake and I made a bet when he was five or seven-years-old… I started out as an actor in Hollywood in 1977. I did detective stories in Toronto. And he said, ‘Dad, I’m gonna do more movies than you ever did. I’m gonna do more music than you ever did.’ So I said, ‘Okay let’s make a bet. I’ll bet you five dollars you won’t do it. You can’t top me and what I’ve done.’ In 2009, I paid him. That’s when Young Money signed him. I had to give it to him, he won, trust me.”
“A lot of people don’t know… I exposed him to every aspect of life. I never hid anything from him, I never kept anything from him… I showed him that side of life. He’s always been around music, my family is all about music. My uncle Willie Mitchell discovered Al Green… I took Drake with me and I used to let him shake tambourines with me on stage… That instills something in a child.”
He went on to explain that Drake started off modeling with Toys-R-Us, Sears and a popular bank in Canada. Many know his break in front of the camera came with his role as Jimmy Brooks on “Degrassi: The Next Generation” before he signed with Young Money roughly 10 years ago.
Check it out starting at the 2:30 mark.
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