Jaws dropped to the floor when the World’s favorite Canadian actor-turned-rapper Drake revealed that he fathered a son with French adult model and artist, Sophie Brussaux.
Via Instagram, Drake shared a series of photos at his son, Adonis’ third birthday celebration captioned with a lengthy, heartfelt tribute. The Views emcee wrote, “What is most important for you right now is to connect to your own inner light. This will create the biggest opening of all. Trust that you have all of the power within to make this happen, and in order to do that connect to the people and things that bring you a lot of joy. When the mind starts to move into overthinking or fear, shift your attention right away to something bright. It doesn’t matter what has happened in the past or what is happening around us now, you can always make the choice to break free of the wheel of suffering and panic and open up to your own light. We are powerful manifestors, so once you make the choice in the moment to shift your awareness to something good, it will show you in your reality. Be conscious, especially right now of fears coming in from others, and recognize that not everything should be held by you. Laughter is your best medicine, but tears can also be a powerful release. Let go of any judgment you may have around that. Remember that you are never alone, and if you need to be reminded of that ask for support and it will show up. Everything comes down to intention, and even though there are conflicting energies circling around us you must KNOW…It will rebuild. But in order for that to happen, you have to do exactly that. Trust. You have the biggest heart and that is your greatest gift. It’s impossible to always control your surroundings, but when you shift the focus to how you want to feel, everything will conspire to assist you. I love and miss my beautiful family and friends and I can’t wait for the joyful day when we are all able to reunite. Until then please keep your lights on.”
The collection of pictures within the post also included a photo with Adonis and his mother, Brussaux.
In the time since, Brussaux, a celebrated painter and artist of fine art, has sort of blown up. Even prior to her family revelation, her work has been displayed in a number of venerated galleries across the globe, including a trip to The Vatican in which she presented a painting to the pope himself.
In a recent interview with Complex, she spoke candidly about her son’s budding artistic prowess and her commitment to social justice via art. Highlighting the actions of her non-profit, Arts Help, of which she currently operates as Chief Visionary Officer, Brussaux said, “The art in this series must be amplified and celebrated because much of the work, like my paintings, conveys through art what words can complicate. Art throughout history has generally lacked diversity. Assuming art is to serve as a moral compass for people, what does it say about its society if it doesn’t even include all its members?”
The current project at hand is titled the Black Artistry Series, which started in Toronto, features work from a wide variety of Black creators via Digital Billboards.
Join us tomorrow for our FREE virtual event ‘Artists For Social Change’ showcase. Celebrate the voices of Canadian #BIPOC + #queer artists – ft. Judges @iDirectorX @teganandsara @LesleyHampton@sophiebrussaux @thequeenpri— Arts Help (@ArtsHelpNet) February 18, 2021
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Brussaux also cited the birth of Adonis serving as a catalyst to use her gifts for a greater cause. “Becoming a mother was the transcendental experience that showed me the way,” she stated. Additionally, “It’s born out of agape love for my son, art, and our fellow earthers. I used to paint for fun, and I still do, but now I paint with a purpose.”