Drake is not just one of the world’s most influential rappers, but he is also the king of controversies. The internet is abuzz trying to figure out is Drake gay or not, and this comes after a ton of notorious cases around this celebrity.
The Canadian rapper has a huge fan base, including Kevin Hart, Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce, and many more. The artist popularized R&B and singing in the Hip Hop genre.
The song Girls Want Girls by the rapper Lil Baby, released on September 28, 2021, and added fuel to the fire.
In the lyrics, Drake announced himself as homosexual. However, many of his fans believe the Canadian pop star might be lesbian. Why else would he release that song?
Well, biologically it might not be possible. But in 2023, who knows what people identify as?
For starters, let’s dig deep into finding out who Drake is before we move onto his pool full of controversies!
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|Name||Aubrey Drake Graham|
|Other Names||Drizzy, 6 God, Champagne Papi|
|Profession||Singer, Rapper, Songwriter, Businessman, Actor|
|Genre||Pop Rap, Trap, Pop, Hip Pop, R&B|
|Labels||Cash Money, Ovo Sound, Young Money, Republic|
|DOB||October 24, 1986|
|Years active||2001 - present|
|Parents||Dennis Graham and Sandra Graham|
|Siblings||Raemaiah (Sister )|
|Relatives||Larry Graham and Tennie Hodges (Uncles)|
|Height||6 feet 0 inches ( 1.83 cm)|
|Weight||89 Kg (196 pounds)|
|Twitter Account||Drizzy (@Drake)|
Aubrey Drake Graham And His Early Life
Dennis Graham, Drake’s father, is African American and worked as a catholic drummer. He met Sandra (Drake’s mother) during his show.
Sandra is Canadian and worked as an English teacher alongside being a florist. They both fell in love and had Drake on October 24, 1986.
However, later on, they divorced when Drake was five years old. Sandra stayed as a single parent in Toronto, where they used to live, but Dennis left for Memphis.
Dennis got into drug-related charges and he had to stay in the US. Even though he used to travel to Toronto and take his son to Memphis during the summer. But his financial limitations and cases kept them apart until Drake reached adulthood.
Due to his parents, Drake has dual citizenship, i.e., US and Canada.
As for having siblings, there is some speculation that Drake also has a half-sister from his father’s side.
Her name is Raemiah Juliana. The Canadian rapper shared her photo in 2015. She was with a ‘young woman’ and referred to her as his sister.
However, the news is not completely confirmed, but some reports say that both look quite similar, and there are high chances of them being siblings.
Career and breakthroughs
Drake debuted his acting career when he was around 15. He played the role of Jimmy Brooks in Degrassi: The Next Generation, a Canadian teen drama series.
The artist mentioned his role during several interviews, saying he disliked the character arc. The reason was the role of tokenism, but he also believed it would impact badly on his rapper career.
Drake picked the role due to his mother, as they were extremely poor, and he needed money for his mother’s treatment.
During his interview in 2010, he showed interest in doing a biopic on Barack Obama and playing the main character.
In 2020, when the question was asked to Obama, he responded by saying he would approve of his role.
Breakthrough in mainstream
Drake created a phenomenon in the music industry. With his songs, lyrics, and style, the rapper shaped pop culture and influenced many people. He also created trends in different ways, and with his record-breaking success, he created a large fan base from all demographics.
His music stands out as its attempt to break the previous trends in the hip-hop industry. He explores themes like heartache and love using wordplay and hooks.
Drake self-published Room for Improvement in 2006.
So Far Gone, Nothing Was The Same, and Thank Me Later are some of his prominent work.
In 2009, the artist had his breakthrough with the release of the So Far Gone mixtape. It also had a Best I Ever Had like a hit single.
With this, the bidding war started to sign Drake, and in the end, Drake chose Lil Wayne’s Young Money Entertainment.
In 2015, Drake took to Twitter to announce his 17-track mixtape turn album If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late.
This was listed at the top of the charts in the United States and Canada. The album also won the Juno Award of the Year.
Scorpion and Additional Recordings
The fifth studio album Drake released Scorpion, in 2018, featured on the Billboard Hot 100 single.
Apart from this, there are different records and music.
Drake is co-founder of Toronto-based collective OVO, or October’s Very Own, with Noah Shehbib and Oliver El Khatib.
Albums, Filmography And Television
The artist has different studio albums and collaborative albums, including:
|Thank Me Later|
|Nothing Was The Same|
|For All The Dogs|
|Certified Lover Boy|
|Her Loss (collaborative album)|
Drake started his career in acting and did movies as well as television. Apart from his rapping career, he also earns huge from television and movies. The roles include:
|Charlie Barlett (2007)|
|Mookie's Law (2008)|
|Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)|
|Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)|
|Think Like A Man Too (2014)|
|The Carter Effect (2017)|
|Remember Me, Toronto ( 2019)|
|Black Ice (2022)|
Drake TV shows
|Blue Murder ( 2001)|
|Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001 - 2008)|
|Soul Food (2002)|
|Best Friend's Date (2005)|
|Instant Star (2005)|
|The Border (2008)|
|Being Erica (2008)|
|Beyond The Break (2009)|
|When I Was 17 (2017)|
|Juno Awards (2010)|
|Saturday Night Live (2010)|
|Saturday Night Live (2011)|
|The Shop (2018)|
|The Egos (2018)|
|Top Boy (2019)|
|Saint X (2023)|
Drake net worth
Drake is known as one of the highest-paid rappers. He achieved enormous wealth and fame through his music career. He earned through his acting career in 2023. The overall worth right now stands as $260 million.
In Canada, Drake is a successful and big personality who is famous worldwide for his singing and rapping.
|Drake net worth 2023||$260 Million|
|Drake net worth 2022||$260 Million|
|Drake net worth 2021||$220 Million|
|Drake net worth 2020||$200 Million|
|Drake net worth 2019||$170 Million|
|Drake net worth 2018||$150 Million|
|Drake net worth 2017||$135 Million|
Drake girlfriends list
Drake is not married as yet. However, he was in a relationship with more than 20 women.
He has Adonis, his son from Sophie Brussax. She is a famous French artist who worked as an entertainer as well.
Apart from this, Drake dated popular and beautiful women such as:
|Rosalyn Gold Onwude|
Drake has had plenty of controversies in his career, including the question if Drake is gay or not. It includes:
Lawsuit Over The Music Samples
There have been multiple times when Drake has been sued for not clearing samples before he used them for his songs.
In 2012, Ericka Lee, ex-girlfriend, and singer, filed a lawsuit against Drake for using her voice.
The song ‘Marvin’s Room’ uses her voice without giving any royalties and songwriting credits. However, the issue was resolved as both artists agreed to have an out-of-court settlement in 2012.
Having A Secret Child
Sophie Brussaux claimed that Drake was the father of her son in 2017. The claim was confirmed privately by doing a paternity test, but it was kept hidden.
But Pusha T, a fellow rapper, exposed this truth in his diss track ‘The Story Of Adidon’ in 2018. However, Dake kept silent, but in the album ‘Scorpion’ he agreed to the news.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s Marriage
Drake was in the drama of the Kardashian and Kanya’s west marriage, which was the messiest in 2018. The rumor began that Kim and Drake were in an affair.
Kim denied the rumors, whereas Drake did the opposite. Shortly after filing for divorce, Drake released his song Wants And Needs, where he dropped a hint about his secret fling.
Laquana Morris, aka Layla Lace, filed a lawsuit against the musician for sexual assault during Boy Meets World tour in 2017.
Drake admitted that, but it was consensual, refusing to be this an assault. But the case was settled in November 2018.
Drake revealed in 2019. He paid around $350,000 as settlement money.
Is Drake Gay?
The fans are eager to find out is Drake gay?
The question has been asked over and over again, but after his song “Girl Want Girls,” the rumors were on fire.
Drake confused his fans with the lyrics as he announced him being gay.
The album Certified Lover Boyset the record for most top ten hits in the US.
Even though his single Girl Want Girls was not that popular, it created the buzz to check if Drake is gay or not.
Well, his long list of girlfriends show us that this rumor can be a marketing gimmick. Drake has never been associated with a male and does not seem to be gay in real life.
Yes, Drake does have a wacky sense of style and sometimes people might think he is bisexual, but he is surely not gay.
Someone who is homosexual could not be associated with so many females. We have listed 20, but there sure are many more women he has been with.
Drake can be bisexual, but most definitely not gay!
Facts You Should Know About Drake
Drake has an interesting life; there are a lot of interesting facts that his fans know. Such as:
- Drake’s real name is Aubrey Drake Graham. ‘Drake’ is his stage name, like 6 God and Champagne Papi.
- Drake is born to a father who is African American and a mother who is Jewish. This makes the artist Jewish too.
- The artist’s father, Dennis Graham, was a drummer, and he worked with Jerry Lee Lewis, which led to the music interest in Drake.
- The artist started his acting career as the character Jimmy Brooks on Degrassi: The Next Generation. He played this role from 2001 to 2009 and even won a young artist award in 2002.
- Drake worked as a songwriter for big artists like Un – Thinkable for Alicia Keys and co-wrote Jamie Foxx’s Fall For Your Type.
- In 2010, the artist admitted that he had a crush on Nicki Minaj. He also mentioned that she actually inspires his song Unthinkable as he likes her, but she thinks of him as a little brother.
- Drake beat Adele’s record; he is the only artist now who won 13 songs from 22 nominations.
- The artist also admitted that he is a huge fan of Harry Potter. He had a tattoo of an owl on his back.
- Drake created his own whiskey in 2016. He created a brand called Virginia Black and sold around $30,000 in the global market within a year.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. Is Drake getting married?
Drake is not married, as he said he couldn’t offer consistency in relationships at this stage of his life. Also, he mentioned that he doesn’t want to disappoint any woman by marrying and not being able to be a perfect partner.
2. Which song is Drake’s first hit song?
Best I Ever Had ranked at number two on US Billboard Hot 100. This became Drake’s first top-10 single.
3. Who is Drake’s baby?
Drake had a baby boy with Sophie. His name is Adonis, and he was born on October 11, 2017.
4. Did Rihanna and Drake date?
Rihanna met the rapper when he was playing extra in the Pon De Replay music video. They started as friends, but in 2009, it turned romantic. Sadly the couple didn’t last. Fans rooted for their relationship especially after the steamy Work Work Work song!
5. When Drake had his first Grammy?
Drake received his first Grammy for Best Rap Album for Take Care music album.
Aubrey Drake Graham is entrant to the rumors of being gay. The Canadian rapper, who came from a broken family, divorced parents, and hardships, was also bullied during his childhood for being black.
But is Drake gay?
Well, the rumor started due to the lyrics from his song titled’ Girls Want Girls, where he said, “Yeah, say that you a lesbian, girl, me too.”
But noticing his past relationship, it doesn’t seem to be true. The rumors are false, and based on the lyrics used in the song. So far, it’s safe to say that the artist is straight.