Drake brought his son to the Billboard Music Awards —and it was the cutest thing ever

Little Adonis stole the show

 Drake, winner of the Artist of the Decade Award, poses backstage for the 2021 Billboard Music Awards
(Image credit: Getty Images / Rich Fury / Staff)

With award shows come some really iconic TV moments, from Beyoncé making Grammy history to Zendaya wearing THAT Oscar dress. At the Billboard music awards, however, It wasn’t a celeb who stole this show this year but Drake’s son, the little three-year-old Adonis.

The Laugh Now Cry Later rapper and singer Drake received the Artist of the Decade award and not only did he treat fans to a rare speech, but he also brought his son, Adonis, on stage with him. And fans really lost it.

Drake said: “Thank you very very very much. Truth is I'm really bad at taking compliments. I’m really self-conscious about my music and even if I do a good job I always wonder how I could have done it better. I rarely celebrate anything and just for anyone watching this that’s wondering how this happened, that’s really the answer.”

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He continued: “Feeling so lucky and blessed that the fear of losing it keeps you up at night. I didn’t really write a grandiose speech about how to make it work or what it took. Because you know to be really honest with you, I don’t quite understand it myself.”

“I just know, I’ve spent an incalculable amount of hours trying to analyze all the things I did wrong, but tonight for once I’m sure as hell we did something right.”

During his speech, Adonis started to sweetly hide behind his dad's legs. Drake then started to dedicate his win to his friends, collaborators, and peers. But the cheers from the crowd became all too much for the toddler, who started to cry.

Drake picked him up and said: “To my beautiful family and to you,” before kissing him on the cheek.

The adorable moment prompted fans to jump on Twitter and write appreciation posts to the pair. One wrote: “I stand by Drake's son being the most adorable little human.”

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 Another said: “Aw drake's son is precious😭😭😭.” We couldn't agree more!

Naomi Jamieson
Naomi Jamieson

Naomi is trainee news writer who writes for My Imperfect life, Woman & Home and Goodto. Naomi writes articles from fashion trends and skincare to entertainment news.