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
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team, where she covers everything from entertainment to fashion and beauty, as well as TikTok trends for Woman&Home, after previously writing for My Imperfect Life and GoodTo. Interestingly though, Naomi actually has a background in design, having studied illustration at Plymouth University but lept into the media world in 2020, after always having a passion for writing and earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ.

Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.