Drake's Dad Says Son's Absentee Father Lyrics Are Lies, But Rapper Insists 'Every Bar I Ever Spit Was the Truth'

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Dennis Graham and Drake attend the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas.

Drake has responded to his father's claims that he exaggerated their strained relationship to sell more records. The 6 God took to his Instagram story on Tuesday (Oct. 8) to pen a note refuting what Dennis Graham had to say about his presence in his life during a recent interview with Nick Cannon on Power 106.

"Woke up today so hurt, man. My father will say anything to anyone that's willing to listen to him," Drizzy wrote. "It's sad when family gets like this, but what can we really do? That's the people we are stuck with. Every bar I ever spit was the truth and the truth is hard for some people to accept."

Drake has often incorporated how the divorce between his parents when he was just 5 years old impacted him as a child. There's also been plenty of references to trips visiting his father in Memphis throughout Drizzy's discography on tracks such as "Paris Morton Music."

Graham recalled a conversation with Drake telling him that the rhymes about him being an absentee father in his music were purely to increase sales. "I have always been with Drake," he told Cannon. "I said, 'Drake, why are you saying all of this different stuff about me, man? This is not cool.' And he goes, 'Dad, it sells records.'"

Find Drake's response and Dennis Graham's quotes below.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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