"My Beautiful Family"

Drake received the Artist of The Decade Award at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards, held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, this past Sunday (May 23). The rapper had his son, Adonis Graham by his side to help him receive the honor.

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Sunday’s Billboards Awards ceremony was the first time Adonis made a public appearance on the red carpet alongside his father. The youngster posed for pictures but appeared tired of all the spotlight during his father’s speech. Adonis attempted to leave the stage near the end of Drake’s acceptance speech for Artist of The Decade. The celebrity father, however, did not let his son walk away without sharing a bit of the spotlight.

“I want to dedicate this award to you,” Drake told Adonis who burst into tears while trying to leave. The celebrity father picked his son up to give him a kiss. Drake chuckled at Adonis’s impatience in the moment. “Too much cuteness in this video,” one fan tweeted in response to Drake and his son. “Much respect to Drake,” another Twitter follower wrote. “He proved [a] long ago what a great artist he is! Excellent presentation of his struggles and successes.”

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Drake has numerous hits in his song catalog along with many awards to back up his brilliance in music. The rapper was sure to point out the fact that his success in the industry has been made possible by those around him who have helped.

“I want to dedicate this award to my friends, [and] I want to dedicate this award to my longtime collaborators,” Drake said during his acceptance speech for Artist of The Decade on Sunday. “I want to dedicate this award to all my peers,” he added. “All your decisions, and the music you make, really does have me tossing and turning at night trying to figure out what I should do next. Thank you to my beautiful family.”


Adonis is Drake’s son with philanthropist Sophie Brussaux. The youngster celebrates his fourth birthday in October.

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Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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