Although it appeared that Drake and his father were close, especially in recent times, Dennis Graham said that his son’s claims of him not being there when he was young were false. However, Drake has since fired back and said that his father was indeed absent in his life when he was young, causing quite a stir on social media.
After Graham sat down with Nick Cannon for the Power 106 show Close Conversations where he dropped a bombshell early on in the chat.
“I have always been with Drake and we talked. If not every day, every other day,” Graham told Cannon. “And we really got into a deep conservation 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.’”
Drake took to his Instagram story to dispute Graham’s claims and it seemed to have a really big effect on him.
“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 … every bar I ever spit was the truth and the truth is hard for some people to accept,” Drake wrote.
On Twitter, the chatter regarding Dennis Graham saying Drake was lying about his father being absent for clout has been going strong since the news broke. We’ve got some of those reactions below.
Dennis Graham Says Drake’s Claim Of Him Being Absent Dad False, Drizzy Says Otherwise was originally published on hiphopwired.com
Drake might've embellished a bit but even if his dad was active in his life there's no way he was fully present while living in Memphis. Nothing is funnier than Travis Scott actually resenting his father for being active in his life bc it made his story less cool as a rapper tho https://t.co/T1dCo0FeyL— America is musty 2021 (@DragonflyJonez) October 8, 2019
All of Drake’s photos with his dad (before the fame) are from when he was very young. Between ages 1-5. His father wasn’t in his life during his pre teen/teenage years. All he had was his mother. pic.twitter.com/JQkihMqO1a— Drizzy Source (@DrizzySource) October 8, 2019
Drake's dad: Why are you painting me as a deadbeat when I've been in your life the whole time— Kirko Bangz stan account (@CobertRovington) October 8, 2019
Drake and the OvO sweatshop:pic.twitter.com/7C54MiyhDy
I believe Drake cause deadbeat dads want any & everyone to believe they’re not a deadbeat dad while they continue to be a deadbeat dad https://t.co/Yq4fTP0VGf— wave.♕🇧🇸 (@_DeeWave) October 8, 2019
Drake appropriating "i didn't know my dad" culture, too? That's that on that. pic.twitter.com/Rc1WQ6gcxs— Felonious Munk 🇪🇹 (@Felonious_munk) October 8, 2019
Drake listening to an edited version of Story of Adidon that only includes the disses to his dad on a loop right now pic.twitter.com/7uHKj1LtpT— Bobby (@SullivanBobby) October 8, 2019
If your dad lives in a different country than you do then Dad’s absent. He is not physically present. I’ve been to Memphis & I’ve lived in Toronto-they ain’t close. While he may have taken creative license, Drake was being authentic when speaking about the absence of his father.— C.J. Lawrence (@CJLawrenceEsq) October 8, 2019
I’m seeing this xxl drake story and ppl are quick to saying ohh see drake lying again. But maybe just maybe could it be his pops has a music career and is trying to clear up his image to sell records. Drake obviously lived in Toronto while his dad was in Memphis.— Lyn (@LynBWT) October 8, 2019
Drake’s dad is a piece of shit this man is a failed musician that’s jealous of his son success! He can’t sit his ass down somewhere— Kyky (@kyky187) October 8, 2019