On “Scorpion,” Drake isn’t hiding anything related to his son, peppering in references throughout the album and dedicating a song to the him, “March 14.”
“Yesterday morning was crazy,” he raps, seemingly describing the process of realizing that he was going to be a dad. “I had to come to terms with the fact that it’s not a maybe / That (expletive) is in stone, sealed and signed / She’s not my lover like Billie Jean, but the kid is mine / Sandi used to tell me all it takes is one time / (Expletive) we only met two times. Two times / And both times were nothing like the new times / Now it’s rough times/ I’m out here on front lines just tryna make sure that I see him sometimes. It’s breaking my spirit / A single father, I hate when I hear it / I used to challenge my parents on every album / Now I’m embarrassed to tell them I ended up as a co-parent / Always promised the family unit / I wanted it to be different because I’ve been through it / But this is the harsh truth now.”
“I got an empty crib in my empty crib / I only met you one time, introduced you to Saint Nick / I think he must’ve brought you like twenty gifts,” he continues, seeming to reference how he saw his son for Christmas. “Your mother say you growing so fast that they don’t even really fit / But man, you know, I still had to get it for my boy though, you know.”
On the song “Emotionless,” Drake addresses Pusha-T’s claim that he is “hiding a child,” telling his story on his own terms.
“I wasn’t hiding my kid from the world, I was hiding the world from my kid,” he raps. “From empty souls who just wake up and look to debate / Until you staring at your seed, you could never relate.”
On “Finesse,” he tells a romantic interest, ““I want my baby to have your eyes,” while claiming ““(Expletive) see the crib and ask who did I steal from” on “Sandra’s Rose.”
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