When Drake released the cover art for his new album, “Nothing Was the Same,” it didn’t take long before fans decided there was a similarity between the baby pictured on the art and Blue Ivy Carter, daughter of Jay Z and Beyonce. The rapper, real name Aubrey Graham, says it’s definitely not the first baby of rap, though.
The baby is actually an artist representation of a young Drake, afro and all, according to MTV. The painting of baby Drake, along with the adult one used as an alternate cover, was done by Kadir Nelson, who has created artwork for Michael Jackson in the past.
“Nothing Was the Same” was originally scheduled for a September 17 release, before Drake pushed the date back until September 24. Though the rapper performed two songs at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, his most memorable moment was a simple reaction to Miley Cyrus on the show.