Drake was accused of keeping his son secret because he felt ashamed to have welcomed a baby with a former porn star he'd only met twice before the birth.
The Canadian music star had a baby boy named Adonis with ex-adult movie star Sophie Brussaux in 2017.
However, he didn't acknowledge Adonis until the following year.
Before going public with news that he'd become a dad, Drake was called out by fellow rapper Pusha T - who accused the star of hiding his secret son because of Sophie's previous job.
In 2018 track The Story of Adidon, Pusha T told drake to "forget she's a porn star" and embrace his little boy.
He rapped: "You are hiding a child, let that boy come home. Deadbeat mothaf***a, playin' border patrol, ooh.
"Adonis is your son. And he deserves more than an Adidas press run, that's real.
"Love that baby, respect that girl. Forget she's a porn star, let her be your world, yuugh!
"Love that baby, respect that girl. Forget she's a porn star, let her be your world, yuugh!"
"I had to come to terms with the fact that it’s not a maybe. That s*** is in stone, sealed and signed. She's not my lover like Billie Jean, but the kid is mine. S***, we only met two times."
When rumours of his secret son first came to light, Drake reps denied the claims and branded Sophie a liar because of her porn background.
A spokesperson for Drake told TMZ.com: "This woman has a very questionable background.
"She has admitted to having multiple relationships. We understand she may have problems getting into the United States.
"She's one of many women claiming he got them pregnant. If it is in fact Drake's child, which he does not believe, he would do the right thing by the child."
Drake later opened up about his son in his own track Emotionless later that year.
In the song, he insisted he wasn't hiding his son and admitted he'd only met Sophie twice before she gave birth to his little boy.
He rapped: "I wasn't hiding my kid from the world/I was hiding the world from my kid.
"Breakin' news in my life I don't run to the blogs/ The only ones I wanna tell are the ones I can call.
"I had to come to terms with the fact that it’s not a maybe. That s**t is in stone, sealed and signed. She's not my lover like Billie Jean, but the kid is mine.
"S**t, we only met two times."
In the song, he also admits feeling "embarrassed" to tell his parents about his son.
He rapped: "I used to challenge my parents on every album. Now I'm embarrassed to tell them I ended up as a co-parent.
"Always promised the family unit. I wanted it to be different because I've been through it."
Speaking to Rap Radar last year, Drake said he hesitated to go public with the news of his son's birth because he was waiting on the results of a DNA test.
He explained: "To be honest with you, I did a DNA test for my son and it came back to us and it said the DNA test got ruined in transit and they couldn’t be 100 per cent sure that that was my son or not.
"So, I was in a really weird pending situation where I didn’t want to go tell the world that that was my son and it wasn’t."
Drake shared the first snaps of his little boy, two, this week, with Sophie adding more family pictures on her own Instagram page.
What is most important for you right now is to connect to your own inner light.
The star admitted he can't see his little boy, who lives with Sophie, as they are being kept apart due to the coronavirus outbreak.
He wrote: ""This will create the biggest opening of all. Trust that you have all of the power within to make this happen, and in order to do that connect to the people and things that bring you a lot of joy.
"When the mind starts to move into overthinking or fear, shift your attention right away to something bright."
The picture of Drake and Sophie with Adonis is believed to have been taken on the day of their son's second birthday party.