Drake ‘So Hurt’ By Dad’s Claims He Lies About Their Relationship

Isheka N. Harrison
Written by Isheka N. Harrison
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Drake is having some daddy issues. The “Money in the Grave” rapper recently posted how hurt he was by his father, Dennis Graham’s claims he’s lied about their relationship status to sell records, Page Six reported.

In a now-expired post to his stories on Instagram, Drake, 32, wrote, “Woke up today so hurt man. My father will say anything to anyone that’s willing to listen to him. It’s sad when family gets like this, but what can we really do [?] that’s the people we are stuck with.”

The Toronto-born rapper wrote the post in response comments Graham made during an interview with Nick Cannon on Power 106. When asked by Cannon how if he had to deal with the consequences of being an absentee father, Graham said the lyrics weren’t true.

“I had a conversation with Drake about that. I have always been with Drake. I talk to him if not every day, every other day, and we really got into a deep conversation about that. I said, ‘Drake why are you saying all of this different stuff about me man this is not cool.’ And he goes, ‘Dad it sells records.’ I said okay, well cool,” Graham laughed.


On his emotional song “Look What You’ve Done (Take Care),” Drake rapped “And my father living in Memphis now, he can’t come this way/Over some minor charges and child support that just wasn’t paid/ Damn, boo-hoo, sad story, Black American dad story …”

Despite Graham’s alleged absence from Drake’s life, he still celebrates his father and acknowledges his talent and charisma.

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However, the narrative that Graham wasn’t around seems constant. Drake also spoke of his relationship growing up without his father in a 2013 issue of GQ.

“It’s an emotional process … My father is an incredible man – charming, talented, and stylish – and I’m sort of living the dream he had for himself. But his actions served as that reverse role model for me. There are a lot of things that I don’t ever want to do. I don’t want to miss years of my child’s life. I don’t want to put a woman on a roller-coaster ride.”

This is not the first time Graham has said Drake’s comments about him were false. He also said so on the Father’s Day episode of the podcast “A Waste of Time with ItsTheReal,” reported Rolling Stone.