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Drake's son Adonis threw a fit during his father's acceptance speech as the prestigious Artist of the Decade at Billboard Music Awards on Sunday.

What should have been a momentous occasion to mark Drake's achievement was turned into a meme frenzy on Black Twitter as the toddler disrupted his speech.

Drake brought his 3-year-son onstage and handed the boy his achievement award: "You wanna hold it?"

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The 3-year-old wore a red plaid shirt, black pants white Air Jordan sneakers and his hair braided in neat cornrows.

"The truth is, I'm really bad at taking compliments," the 34-year-old rapper said in his acceptance remarks as Adonis stood quietly beside him.

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"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, and um, just for anyone watching this that's wondering how this happened, you know that's really the answer. It's being so unsure how you're getting done that you just kinda keep going in the hopes of figuring out the formula. Feeling so lucky and blessed that the fear of losing it keeps you up at night..."

After thanking his friends, collaborators and fans, he picked up Adonis, and the boy broke down in tears.

The toddler is typical of privileged children whose fathers spend more money on them than time spent with them.
 

 
The news of Adonis' birth first broke when rapper Pu$ha T released a diss track -- prompting Drake to confirm the rumor on his album Scorpion.

    "I wasn't hiding my kid from the world / I was hiding the world from my kid," he rapped on a track titled "Emotionless." He continued, "From empty souls who just wake up and look to debate / Until you're starin' at your seed, you could never relate."

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Meanwhile, The Weeknd was the big winner of the night, hauling home a total of 10 trophies.

The singer picked up seven awards before the live portion of the show even began. He won in the categories Top Male Artist, Top R&B Artist, and Top R&B Album for After Hours. He also added three more during the live telecast - including Top Artist.

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Late rapper Pop Smoke, who was killed in February, 2020, won five awards, earning Top New Artist, Top Rap Artist, and Top Rap Album for his posthumously-released debut, Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon.

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Drake will receive Artist of the Decade honors at the "2021 Billboard Music Awards" (BBMAs), dick clark productions and NBC announced on Tuesday.

The record-breaking music superstar holds the title for most Billboard Music Awards with 27. He set the mark after taking home 12 awards in 2019.

Hosted by Nick Jonas, the BBMAs will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, May 23 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on NBC.

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Billboard's Artists of the Decade category ranks the best-performing artists based on activity on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart and the Billboard 200 albums tally, as well as social media data and touring revenue from Billboard Boxscore, from Dec. 5, 2009, through Sept. 28, 2019.

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Artist of the Decade Drake By-The-Numbers:

2010 to 2020:

* Nine No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200 chart - the most of the decade of any artist
* 33 top 10s on the Billboard Hot 100 chart - the most of the decade of any artist
* Six No. 1 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart
* 18 No. 1s on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart - the most of the decade of any artist
* 69 top 10s on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart - the most of the decade of any artist
* 10 No. 1 albums on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart

Career Chart Records:

* Only solo male with more than 50 career weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart
* A record 232 entries on the Billboard Hot 100 chart
* A record 45 top 10s on the Billboard Hot 100 chart
* A record 22 No. 1 titles on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart
* A record 84 top 10s on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart
* A record 120 top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart

Notable Chart Stats:

* Eight No. 1 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart
* Nine No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200 chart
* 11 No. 1 albums on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart

* For the latest news on the Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs) visit billboardmusicawards.com and www.billboard.com/bbma.

The "2021 Billboard Music Awards" is sponsored by Rockstar Energy Drink, Security Benefit and Xfinity.

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Lizzo and other liberal stars turned the 2020 Billboard Music Awards into a political event Wednesday night.

Lizzo won the award for Top Song Sales at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. The 32-year-old Taurus wore a one-sleeve, off the shoulder black frock with the words "VOTE" printed on it.

"I've been thinking a lot about suppression and the voices that refuse to be suppressed," said the "Truth Hurts" singer. "And I wonder, would I be standing here right now if it weren't for the big black women who refused to have their voices be suppressed?"

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Lizzo urged Billboard's viewers to get out and vote: "When people try to suppress something, it's normally because that thing holds power. They're afraid of your power ... So whether it's through music, protest or your right to vote, use your power, use your voice and refuse to be suppressed."

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Rapper activist Killer Mike, appearing via CCTV from Atlanta, was honored with the first ever Billboard Change Maker Award. After being presented the award by Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Killer Mike spoke directly to the young people pounding the pavement to seek justice for George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.

"You matter more than you know," he said in a reference to the Black Lives Matter movement. "You are needed more than ever."

Killer Mike turned to his wife, Shana Render, standing beside him, and said, "This is our award."

He continued:

"I am first and foremost your husband and I would not be here receiving this if not for your encouragement... I'd probably just be smoking weed, hanging out... by myself. I love you very much and I appreciate you."

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Rapper and social activist Killer Mike is the first ever recipient of Billboard's Change Maker Award.

The award was created to honor an artist or group that "speaks truth to power through their music, celebrity and community," according to a statement from officials at Dick Clark Productions and NBC which will host the upcoming Billboard Music Awards.

"They are socially conscious, politically aware, active in their community and charitable with time, money and/or influence to improve the lives of others," a press release reads.

"Killer Mike's dedication to equality, social justice and financial literacy in the Black community has catapulted him as a headlining figure of social responsibility and activism, as demonstrated in the wake of the slayings of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Rayshard Brooks."

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Mike, real name Michael Santiago Render, 45, is active in campaigning for social justice and equality, including leading voter registration initiatives and helping to create entrepreneurial and educational opportunities for the black community.

"This award highlights and recognizes the attributes of a true social justice warrior in the field of music who has made exemplary strides to lead the community in positive changemaking advocacy," Datwon Thomas, vice president, cultural media at Vibe/MRC Media and consulting producer for the Billboard Music Awards, said in a statement.

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"We selected Killer Mike for his contributions to the current movement and culture and his tangible efforts to make national and grassroots change."

The award will be presented by Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms at the APEX (African American Panoramic Experience) Museum in Atlanta, Georgia.

The 2020 Billboard Music Awards will be hosted by Kelly Clarkson and broadcast live from the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles on Wednesday at 8pm ET on NBC.

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