Drake's album cover for Nothing Was the Same has been released, and has people wondering if he's paying homage to none other than Blue Ivy Carter.
Created by artist Kadir Nelson, the album cover portrays Drake against a cloudy blue sky facing a young African-American child with an adorable afro.
Many fans believed - and not entirely unreasonably - was Jay-Z and Beyonce's adorable baby daughter Blue Ivy. But it is NOT the case.
The cutie is, instead, a younger version of ... Drake himself! He explains:
"It's a child version of myself staring at myself now. Sometimes when I think back on this journey, it's hard to pinpoint all of these moments and it gets foggy."
"Even on past albums when I've been trying to tell this story, I've got there, but maybe not got there all the way," the Grammy winning rapper, 26, continued.
"And what that album art is to me is, like, this is my most clean, concise thoughts from now, and my best recollection of then. That's really what that cover's about."
You could also see the cover in live form during Sunday night's Drake VMA performance, during which he briefly recreated the profile-view image: