Drake‘s son Adonis threw a fit during his father’s acceptance speech as the prestigious Artist of the Decade at Billboard Music Awards on Sunday.
What should have been a momentous occasion to mark Drake’s achievement was turned into a meme frenzy on Black Twitter as the toddler disrupted his speech.
Drake brought his 3-year-son onstage and handed the boy his achievement award: “You wanna hold it?”
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The 3-year-old wore a red plaid shirt, black pants white Air Jordan sneakers and his hair braided in neat cornrows.
“The truth is, I’m really bad at taking compliments,” the 34-year-old rapper said in his acceptance remarks as Adonis stood quietly beside him.
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“I’m really self-conscious about my music, and even if I do a good job I always wonder how I coulda done it better. I rarely celebrate anything, and um, just for anyone watching this that’s wondering how this happened, you know that’s really the answer. It’s being so unsure how you’re getting done that you just kinda keep going in the hopes of figuring out the formula. Feeling so lucky and blessed that the fear of losing it keeps you up at night…”
After thanking his friends, collaborators and fans, he picked up Adonis, and the boy broke down in tears.
The toddler is typical of privileged children whose fathers spend more money on them than time spent with them.
The news of Adonis’ birth first broke when rapper Pu$ha T released a diss track — prompting Drake to confirm the rumor on his album Scorpion.
“I wasn’t hiding my kid from the world / I was hiding the world from my kid,” he rapped on a track titled “Emotionless.” He continued, “From empty souls who just wake up and look to debate / Until you’re starin’ at your seed, you could never relate.”
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Meanwhile, The Weeknd was the big winner of the night, hauling home a total of 10 trophies.
The singer picked up seven awards before the live portion of the show even began. He won in the categories Top Male Artist, Top R&B Artist, and Top R&B Album for After Hours. He also added three more during the live telecast – including Top Artist.
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Late rapper Pop Smoke, who was killed in February, 2020, won five awards, earning Top New Artist, Top Rap Artist, and Top Rap Album for his posthumously-released debut, Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon.
Nikole Hannah-Jones is refusing to teach at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill after her tenure was blocked following her controversial work on the 1619 Project.
The 1619 Project is named for the year the first African slaves were brought to the English colony of Virginia.
Nikole Hannah-Jones won a Pulitzer Prize for her work on the 1619 Project, a collection of essays, podcasts and poems developed by Hannah-Jones, writers from The New York Times, and The New York Times Magazine.
The 1619 Project “aims to reframe the country’s history” by declaring the birth of the nation occurred when African slaves first arrived on America’s shores.
Scholars criticized the 1619 Project, and even The New York Timesdisputed the date of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans.
Lori Harvey concealed her toned midriff as she headed to a pilates class in West Hollywood on Monday.
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Tennis star Naomi Osaka enjoyed dinner with rapper boyfriend Cordae at celebrity hot spot Catch LA in West Hollywood on Sunday, after she withdrew from the Wimbledon Championships. Play begins on June 28. Naomi also withdrew from the French Open after refusing to participate in post-match press conferences.
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America’s A-list couple Justin Bieber and his wife Hailey Bieber shared a romantic dinner, after attending a reception for French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace in Paris. Fans slammed Justin and Hailey for dressing inappropriately to meet with the president. Hailey wore a club dress by LaQuan Smith, while Justin opted for a grey business suit with a pair of blue and white Nike Dunk sneakers.
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Alex Rodriguez stopped to take a selfie with a fan after having lunch with his ex-wife Cynthia Scurtis. Alex and Cynthia (not pictured) were joined by their kids Natasha Alexander Rodriguez and Ella Alexander Rodriguez for lunch at Bar Pitti.
American tennis star Venus Williams was spotted out and about in the South of France wearing a Louis Vuitton cropped jacket, black leggings, a black bonnet and a face mask due to the ongoing COVID-19 precautions in Europe.