Drake brings his son Adonis onstage to accept Billboard Music Awards
At the 2021 Billboard Music Awards, Drake revealed a wonderful moment with his son.
On Sunday night, the 34-year-old Canadian rapper won the Musician of the Decade Award at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards, and he was joined on stage by his family, including his three-year-old son, Adonis, whom he has with Sophie Brussaux, a French artist and former adult film actress.
According to a rep for the show, the people who accompanied Drake and Adonis onstage were his father and mother Dennis and Sandi Graham; managers Future and Oliver El-Khatib; and friends/ business associates Nessell Beezer (security), Mark Robinson, Alonzo Thornhill (trainer), Christopher Gibson, Noel Casastre (recording engineer), Matte Babel, Raynford Humphrey, Travis Savoury and Nicholas Carino.
Adonis, dressed in a red flannel with braids, carried Drake’s BBMA trophy while his father, dressed dapperly in an off-white suit, began his acceptance speech.
“That video was full of a lot of confidence and arrogance, but the reality is, I’m pretty horrible at receiving compliments,” he continued, gesturing to an unclear statement from a yelling audience member, “Thank you.” That’s one I’ll take right now. I’m really self-conscious about my music, and even if I do a fantastic job, I’m always thinking of ways to improve it. I don’t usually celebrate anything. And if anybody is asking how this happened, the explanation is simple: you’re so unclear of how you’re going to get it done that you simply keep trying in the hopes of figuring out the formula.”
“I’m so fortunate and grateful that the thought of losing it keeps you up at night. I didn’t write a pompous speech on how to make it work or what it took since, to be honest, I don’t really get it. I simply know that I’ve spent an unfathomable amount of time trying to figure out what went wrong, but now, for the first time, I’m certain as hell we accomplished something right.”
The rapper accepted the coveted award, praising his success on the Billboard Hot 100 songs list, the Billboard 200 albums list, and other charts during the decade.