Papi being papi—for real

Harpreet Mander (@itsharpo)

For the first time since he was born two years ago, Canadian rapper Drake posted pictures of son Adonis to his Instagram profile. While he’s mostly been lowkey about Adonis, he proudly showed off just how cute his son is in a series of recent pictures. Pictures Drake shared also included Adonis’ mother, French model Sophie Brussaux. 

Brussaux also took the opportunity to share pictures of Adonis on her own profile. She shared nine pictures of her toddler, even throwing in a couple throwbacks of Adonis. In one picture, Brussaux jokingly photoshopped gold locks over her own brown hair and Drake’s black hair after fans were dazed over Adonis’ curly, golden locks! 

Drake’s photographs of Adonis are among many in the single post on Instagram, where the artist urges his followers to “connect to [their] inner lights” and remain hopeful during the COVID-19 pandemic. He reminds everyone to focus on the positives during these troubling times, and to turn towards healing and higher consciousness. In doing so, he also proclaims, “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.“ 

Most of all, with all eyes on Adonis, Drake reminds us all that while he may be our “Champagne Papi”, he’s Adonis’ real papi and he’s finally showing it off to the world! 

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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. 🤍

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