Drake Covers Billboard, Reveals Father’s Contribution to ‘Nothing Was the Same’
Drizzy, who admits to “dark times” in the past with his musician dad, celebrates their renewed relationship on the song ‘Heat of the Moment.’ The track will appear on the album’s deluxe edition, which will be released Sept. 24 along with the original version.
Drake’s dad, Dennis Graham, was a drummer for legendary rocker Jerry Lee Lewis but always aspired to even greater stardom. “My dad is a star, that’s what you have to understand,” Drizzy says in a recent XXL interview. “I can call my dad right now and be like, ‘Yo, dad, I need you to fly to shoot.’ He’s always down. I’m living my dad’s dream. My dad wanted to be a famous singer.”
“Right now, he happens to be extremely stable and content, and I take care of what I can for him,” Drake continues. “Like any other family, there have been dark times. There have been other interviews where I was asked about my dad and I didn’t want to talk about it … but at the end of the day, he is a great man and I love him very much.”
If it sounds to you as if things are going well for Drake in general, you may be right: The next issue of Billboard magazine features Drizzy on the cover, with a huge headline saying ‘Drake Finds Happiness.’ (Check out the cover above!)