Drake is under scrutiny as a video emerged of him in the club with Finesse2Tymes’ rap protégé, FNG Lil King, who is just 11 years old. In the footage, the young rapper is seen flaunting money at a party, with cash scattered around them.
When the video surfaced on HipHopDX’s Instagram, social media erupted with criticism. Many expressed concern that Drake’s involvement in the club scene with a young rapper could be contributing to the exploitation of a child. Comments highlighted the contrast between the lifestyles of Lil King and Drake’s own son, who is reportedly in France learning valuable things.
Netizens Criticize Drake for Linking Up with Lil King
Critics pointed out the apparent disparity, accusing Drake of subjecting Lil King, described as a “lost black kid,” to a lifestyle that differs significantly from that of his own privileged son. Some questioned whether Drake would expose his son to a similar environment.
drake would never have adonis out in that club environment like how he was with that kid… MANY people have to do better.
— jem (@julianblaked) January 15, 2024
Drake wouldn’t have Adonis in the club with you nignags but yall hyping him up for chilling w some other lil boy in the club?? rocks for brains
— miss ma’am (@lilshortynina) January 15, 2024
3xactly cause he is a proper parent , you want Drake to raise Adonis, this lil nigga and all our kids right? https://t.co/IulPlqWZFY
— Big Akademiks (@BigAkClips) January 16, 2024
Drake horrible role model this kid won’t make it to age 13 🤦🏼♂️ I hope I’m wrong
— Off Topic Show (@OffTopicShow2) January 14, 2024
Drake’s Son and Rap Career
Interestingly, Drake’s own son, Adonis, recently embarked on a rap career at the age of six. His debut track, “My Man Freestyle,” dropped in October, accompanied by a basketball-themed music video featuring a cameo from Toronto Raptors rookie Gradey Dick. The song, released independently on streaming platforms, coincided with Adonis’ sixth birthday.
Drake shared footage of Adonis’ birthday party on his Instagram Stories, showcasing his son performing on stage surrounded by friends. The celebration and the launch of Adonis’ rap career presented a contrasting image to the controversial club scene involving FNG Lil King.
In the midst of the controversy, Drake’s choices regarding the two young rappers have sparked debates about responsibility, exploitation, and the impact of a high-profile figure’s influence on underage talents.
As social media continues to dissect the contrasting trajectories of these two young artists, Drake finds himself navigating through a storm of opinions regarding his involvement in Lil King’s club scene.