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Is Drake Gay? Facts You Need To Know

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“Is Drake Gay?” is a question that has been asked incessantly since 2021.

Typically, celebrities are subjected to high scrutiny from fans and the general public, who have an uncanny talent for probing into the life of their favorite stars until they unearth secrets.

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In Drake’s case, his song “Girls Want Girls,” off his “Certified Lover Boy” album in 2021, is the clue that made fans ask whether he is gay. Despite the album’s success, there were speculations and rumors about Drake’s sexuality. The unexpected line that left fans stumped goes: ...yeah, say that you a lesbian, girl me too.

When Did Drake Release His Debut Mixtape?

Drake was born Aubrey Drake Graham on October 24, 1986. He is a Canadian-born rapper, singer, and songwriter. He is presently one of the most influential artists in hip-hop. The famous rapper first gained recognition for starring as “Jimmy Brooks” in the CTV teen drama series, “Degrassi: The Next Generation” in 2001.

In addition, Drake pursued a career in his true passion, music. He released his debut mixtape, “Room For Improvement,” in 2006, which was followed by two additional mixtapes, “Comeback Season” (2007) and “So Far Gone” (2009), before signing with Young Money Entertainment.

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A picture of Drake
A picture of the successful Canadian-born rapper Drake (Source: Instagram@Champagnepapi)

His first three albums were all critically successful, propelling the Canadian-born rapper to the forefront of hip-hop. The rest is history, as Drake is one of the world’s best-selling music artists, with over 170 million records sold.

The “One Dance” crooner is the highest-certified digital singles artist in the United States by the RIAA. He is also famous for his versatility and ability to blend into any genre. Drake has won five Grammy Awards, Six American Music Awards, and two Brit Awards, to mention a few.

Is Drake Gay?

This question has been playing in the head of fans of the Grammy Award-winning rapper. Contrary to what you may have heard, Drake is not gay.

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The Canadian-born rapper has been getting attention from fans because of his controversial hit song, “Girls Want Girls,” where he casually admitted to being a lesbian. This led to an uproar on Twitter, with some fans posting memes to show their reaction to the song.

A Look Into Drake’s Dating History

The Canadian-born rapper wasn’t kidding when he called himself a certified lover boy. He has had several flings with A-list celebrities, including Bad Girl Riri! Drake and Rihanna had a relationship before the pair decided their ship wouldn’t sail.

From his long-term relationships to his rumored short flings, here’s a look back at some of the women the famous rapper dated:


Drake name-dropped the “Kill Bill” crooner in his song “Mr. Right Now” off his “Certified Lover Boy” album in 2021. Drake claimed that he and SZA were previously an item in 2008. SZA later tweeted that she and the Canadian-born rapper had dated. She added that the rapper’s timeline was a little off as it was 2009, and she wasn’t an artist then.

Is Drake Gay? A picture of his ex-girlfriend, SZA
A picture of Drake’s ex-girlfriend, SZA (Source: Instagram/@SZA)

Ericka Lee

Drake and Ericka Lee dated between 2010 and 2011. He featured her voice on his hit song “Marvin’s Room.” The pair had a bitter-sweet relationship as Ericka Lee sued the famous rapper for withholding royalties from the music from her. Ericka accused Drake of threatening her over the phone when she involved a lawyer.

They settled out of court in 2013, but the details of their agreement weren’t made public. Drake, however, addressed the relationship in his song, “Redemption,” where he said: “Ericka sued me and opened a business….”


Drake’s longest relationship was probably with Rihanna, with whom he had an on-again-off-again relationship. The pair met in 2005 when Drake was an extra in Rihanna’s “Pon de Replay” music video. Drake and Rihanna were first romantically linked in 2009 when they were spotted on a date in New York City.

A picture of Drake and Rihanna (Source: Pinterest)

The love felt unrequited at a point when Rihanna told Vanity Fair in 2015 that despite rumors of a relationship with Drake, her “last real, official boyfriend was Chris Brown.” However, she and Drake remained linked until 2018, when Rihanna said:

“We don’t have a friendship now, but we’re not enemies either. It is what it is.”

Rihanna to Vogue

Drake has also dated Sophie Brussaux, Kat Dennings, Hailey Bieber, and other A-list celebrities. The rap star does not have a girlfriend at the moment. He is now focusing on making good music for his fans.

Does Drake Have a Daughter?

Drake does not have a daughter. However, he has a son, Adonis Graham, who he fathered with his ex-girlfriend, the gorgeous French artist Sophie Brussaux. Drake’s son is five years old and celebrates his birthday every October 11.

A picture of Drake's son, Adonis
Drake’s son, Adonis Graham. (Source: Instagram@Champagnepapi)

Drake notably referred to himself as “co-parent of the year” on his “Certified Lover Album.” He is a doting father to his son, Adonis, who adores the Canadian-born rapper.

What Is Drake’s Net Worth?

The “God’s Plan” rapper is one of the highest-paid entertainers in the world. He has sold the highest number of digital singles in history. Drake has a net worth of over $250 million, which he acquired through his career as a rapper and businessman.

Drake is not the only famous rapper whose sexuality has been questioned. Post Malone has also had his share of controversies over his sexuality. 

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