On Sunday night, the rapper, 34, was honored with the Artist of the Decade award at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards for his musical domination throughout the 2010s.
After a video played highlighting his incredible career, Drake walked out on stage hand-in-hand with his 3-year-old son Adonis (whom he shares with artist Sophie Brussaux) to accept the award.
“Thank you very much,” he said during his speech. “That video was really full of a lot of confidence and bravado, but you know the truth is, I’m really bad at taking compliments. I’m really self-conscious about my music. Even if I do a good job, I always wonder how I could have done it better.”
“I rarely celebrate anything,” he continued. “For anyone watching this that’s wondering how this happened, that’s really the answer: It’s being so unsure how you’re getting it done that you just 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.”