It was all about family for Drake as he was named Artist of the Decade at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night.
In fact, the rapper-singer behind a remarkable string of hits — from “Best I Ever Had,” “Find Your Love” and “Hotline Bling” to “God’s Plan,” “In My Feelings” and “Toosie Slide” — had a group of family and friends onstage to present him with the honor outside the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
And then Drake brought out his adorable 3-year-old son, Adonis — rocking blonde cornrows — and handed him the award: “You wanna hold it?”
“The truth is, I’m really bad at taking compliments,” he said in his acceptance remarks. “I’m really self-conscious about my music, and even if I do a good job I always wonder how I coulda done it better. I rarely celebrate anything.”
Of his staggering success, he said, “To be really honest with you, I don’t quite understand it myself. I just know that I’ve spent an incalculable amount of hours trying to analyze all the things I did wrong. But tonight, for once, I’m sure as hell we did something right. ”
Now Drake — who continues to rock a heart shaved into his head to promote his upcoming album, “Certified Lover Boy” — just needs to drop his next collection of hit bangers.