By Jessica Sager // Page Six
Despite doubts about his potential paternity, Drake is financially supporting a porn star and the son she claims is his.
The “Duppy Freestyle” rapper has been “cutting checks” to former adult actress Sophie Brussaux (née Roseé Divine) and son Adonis, TMZ reported Thursday.
Sources told the site that Drake, 31, has been sending Brussaux money since just before Adonis’ birth.
Rapper Pusha T referenced his potential paternity in diss track “The Story of Adidon” released Tuesday.
“Sophie knows better, ask your baby mother / Cleaned her up for IG, but the stench is on her / A baby’s involved, it’s deeper than rap / We talkin’ character, let me keep with the facts / You are hidin’ a child, let that boy come home / Deadbeat motherf—ker playin’ border patrol,” Pusha raps in the song. “Adonis is your son / And he deserves more than an Adidas press run, that’s real / Love that baby, respect that girl / Forget she’s a porn star, let her be your world.”
Drake was first linked publicly to Brussaux in January 2017.
In May 2017, Brussaux claimed she was pregnant with his child and alleged that Drake urged her to have an abortion. His rep denied her allegations at the time, telling TMZ, “This woman has a very questionable background. She has admitted to having multiple relationships. We understand she may have problems getting into the United States. She’s one of many women claiming he got them pregnant. If it is in fact Drake’s child, which he does not believe, he would do the right thing by the child.”
On Wednesday, a source close to Drake voiced serious doubts to Page Six about his paternity, but said that if he was, he’d step up and take care of Adonis.
A rep for Drake declined to comment on his baby mama drama Thursday.
While Drake has yet to speak about his potential fatherhood, he did address the blackface photo that went viral after Pusha T posted it on Instagram timed with the release of “The Story of Adidon.”
“This was not from a clothing brand shoot or my music career,” Drake wrote in an Instagram story Wednesday night. “This picture is from 2007, a time in my life where I was an actor and I was working on a project that was about young black actors struggling to get roles, being stereotyped and typecast. The photos represented how African Americans were once wrongfully portrayed in entertainment … This was to highlight and raise our frustrations with not always getting a fair chance in the industry and to make a point that the struggle for black actors had not changed much.”
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