Drake is no stranger to controversy, but his latest move has sparked outrage among fans and critics alike.
The Canadian superstar was seen in a video with Finesse2Tymes’ rap protégé (and reported son), FNG Lil King, at what appears to be a club.
The video, which surfaced on Monday, January.15, shows the 11-year-old rapper flaunting a stack of cash, while more money is strewn across the floor and the couch behind them.
The video was posted on HipHopDX’s Instagram account, where it received a lot of negative feedback.
Many people expressed their concern that the chart-topping rapper was promoting the exploitation of a child, who should not be exposed to such an environment.
Some also pointed out the hypocrisy of Drake, who has a six-year-old son of his own, Adonis, who recently launched his own rap career.
FNG Lil King is a rising star in the rap scene, who has been mentored by Finesse2Tymes, a Memphis rapper who is currently serving a 10-year sentence for federal gun charges.
FNG Lil King has released several songs and videos, such as “Glorilla Mode” and “Freestyle” where he raps about guns, drugs, and violence. He has also been seen with other celebrities, such as NBA YoungBoy and Lil Baby.
Drake has not responded to the backlash yet, but he is known for his affinity for young artists. He has collaborated with and supported several emerging talents, such as Lil Durk, Smiley, and Giveon.