Over the past month or so, rumours that Drake has a 'secret son' have emerged, after his fellow rapper Pusha T (with whom he is embroiled in a war of words) released a diss track called 'The Story of Adidon' that made the claim.

The Canadian hip-hop star hasn't confirmed or denied the rumours - until now.

Drake's new album 'Scorpion' is out today, and it sees him confirm that he is, in fact, the father of a young boy and mentions him in several tracks.

On 'Emotionless', he says “Look at the way we live/ I wasn’t hiding my kid from the world, I was hiding the world from my kid", while on 'March 14', he says:

"Yesterday morning was crazy / I had to come to terms with the fact that it’s not a maybe
That shit is in stone, sealed and signed / She’s not my lover like Billie Jean, but the kid is mine
Sandi used to tell me all it takes is one time / Shit, we only met two times. Two times
And both times were nothing like the new times / Now it’s rough times
I’m out here on front lines just tryna make sure that I see him sometimes
It’s breaking my spirit / A single father, I hate when I hear it"

On the same track, he reveals that his son's birthday is October 11th and references buying him Christmas presents, as well as alluding to custody issues with the child's mother:

"I got a empty crib in my empty crib / I only met you one time, introduced you to Saint Nick
He must’ve brought you like 20 gifts / Your mother saying you growing so fast that they don’t really fit but, man, you know
I still had to get it for my boy tho."

"Sorry, I’m venting trying to cover ground / They said in two weeks you’re supposed to come to town
Hopefully by the time you hear this, your mother and I will have come around instead of always cutting each other down
God willing / I got a good feeling"

You can stream the album in full below: