Who is Sophie Brussaux, Drake's baby mama? Yesterday, rapper Pusha-T released the latest diss track in his years-long feud with Drake. The two have been beefing since about 2006 and in the years since then they have released a number of tracks slamming each other as artists and as people.
This latest track, called The Story of Adidon, contains some intriguing information about secrets Drake may be trying to keep. One lyric says "Sophie knows better, ask your baby mother, cleaned her up for IG but the stench is on her." The song goes on to say "You are hiding a child".
The Internet has gone into overdrive trying to figure out what Pusha-T means by all of that. Is Drake hiding a child? And who is the child's mother? Read on to find out.
1. Who is Sophie Brussaux?
The first clue is the line "Sophie knows better" with the reference to Instagram that follows it. There's an IG account called Sophie Knows Better that belongs to Sophie Brussaux.
2. Sophie worked in the adult film world.
It turns out, that Brussaux worked in the adult film industry under the name Rosee Divine. That tracks with what Pusha-T says in Adidon. There's a line that goes “Love that baby, respect that girl, forget she’s a porn star, let her be your world.”
3. How do they know each other?
Sophie and Drake aren't strangers to each other. Back in early 2017, the two of then were spotted having dinner together in Amsterdam. At the time, the Daily Mail said they seemed to be enjoying each other's company.
4. Brussaux claimed she had texts from Drake.
A few months after the Amsterdam rendezvous, TMZ reported Brussaux had texts from Drake responding to her pregnancy news. Allegedly, the rapper asked Brussaux to get an abortion. His reps said at the time that Drake wasn't even sure that the baby was his, claiming Brussaux had relationships with other people at the time.
5. Brussaux gave birth to a baby boy on Drake's birthday.
While Drake never acknowledged a role in the pregnancy, Sophie had a baby boy on October 24, 2017. The timing lines up to the dinner in Amsterdam. And, coincidentally, that's Drake's birthday, too.
6. Career path
We know Brussaux was an adult film performer. If you google the name Rosee Divine, you'll find a lot of links to her work. She also had an Instagram account for her racy photos under that handle @FrenchRosebud. That account has been set to private now.
7. What is Brussaux up to now?
These days, Sophie lists her career as artist. She says she's a painter, describing her work as, "[using] various media such as oil paint, acrylic, or pastels and mixes them together to express strong emotions. She likes to paint about what women of her generation go through. In a digital era where social media and communication reign, where love and money are often at conflict, where opportunity corrupts morals and intentions ... it's not easy to be a woman! Above all, Sophie’s work reveals her deep concern for the human condition in society - and how she feels something needs to change."
Her paintings have been displayed in New York and Europe.
8. Drake has been paying Brussaux child support.
TMZ learned that Drake has been paying child support to Brussaux to support her son. And she has kept her baby off social media and out of headlines until this week. Whatever else Sophie Brussaux may be, she's keeping her son's life private.
9. Drake branded his baby mama a 'fluke' in his new song.
In his latest song "When To Say When" (which you can view above), he raps, "Baby mama fluke, but I love her for who she is." The verse has elicited strong reactions on social media. Some Twitter users have taken Drake to task, saying, "Drake really called the women of his secret ass child a 'fluke' ... Sophie, sweetie... I am so sorry. Now send the pics to the shade room."
Others have praised the rapper, tweeting, "Drake has a big heart to overlook her porn star status and still go on to have a baby with her. Porn stars are also Humans and also deserve love and respect !"
Rebekah Kuschmider is a DC area writer with a background in non-profit management and advocacy Her work has been seen at Ravishly, Babble, Scary Mommy, The Mid, Redbook online, and The Broad Side. She is a cohost of the weekly political podcast The More Perfect Union.