• Drake explained why he shared photos of his son Adonis on Instagram
  • Drake introduced Adonis to the world for the first time in March by posting his photos on social media
  • Drake's baby mama is named Sophie Brussaux

Drake opened up about fatherhood and why he decided to share photos of his son, Adonis, on social media.

In March, Drake surprised his followers when he shared photos of his son on Instagram. It was the first time he posted about his baby on his social media account.

After over a month from sharing the post, the Canadian rapper explained why he did it. On Friday, he opened up about the matter on Lil Wayne’s “Young Money Radio” on Apple Music.

“I posted those pictures [and] it was great for me,” the “God’s Plan” singer told Lil Wayne.

“It was great to just share that with the world and I just felt like…it wasn't even anything I talked to anybody about or anything I planned. I just woke up one morning and I was like, ‘You know what? This is just something that I want to do.’”

Drake went on and opened up about fatherhood. He shared his plans with his son.

“I want to be able to go places with my son and share memories with my son. I don't want to feel like just because of a life choice I made to be a 'celebrity' that I got to make everybody live under this blanket. So, I just wanted to free myself of that,” Drake continued.

During the interview, he also praised Lil Wayne’s parenting. According to Drake, he watched him as a “functioning rap father for years.” He went on and praised him for balancing his work and family life.

Drake’s son Adonis was born in October 2017. However, he didn’t acknowledge him publicly until Pusha T slammed Drake in his track “The Story of Adidon.”

“Adonis is your son and he deserves more than an Adidas press run. That's real. Love that baby, respect that girl,” Pusha T raps in his song.

The song also revealed that Adonis’ mom was named Sophie. According to Billboard, Drake’s baby mama is Sophie Brussaux. She was born and raised in France.

Brussaux is a former adult film star and is now a successful painter. At present, she serves as the founder and artistic director of Arts Help, a nonprofit organization that offers free mater classes.

Drake accepts the Best Rap Song award at the Grammys in Los Angeles on Feb. 10, 2019. Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy