As he crowns himself early in his new music video, Gabe Day is a “bipolar stoop kid taking care of biz.” But he’s also the son of famed Method actor Daniel Day-Lewis, who recently won his third Best Actor Oscar for the title role in 2012’s Lincoln.
The 18-year-old attends Sarah Lawrence College near New York City and is a rapper, produced by artist J.Cole, who just released the music video for his single “Green Auras.” The song covers a host of private topics including his feelings about his famous father.
“Call me Gabe Day and not Gabe Day-Lewis,” he raps. “Cause if you’re trying to call me out, I’m going to Gabe Day-Lose It! I know what my name is and I know what fame is. Judging someone for their dad is just as bad as being racist.”
Throughout the video, Day appears to be smoking weed, and even explains at one point with the lyrics, “self-medicated cause my heart and my throat hurt.”
Day is the son of celebrated, gorgeous French actress Isabelle Adjani, whom the notoriously-private Day-Lewis had a relationship with for six years. Adjani famously spoke out against the actor, who she called a “Lothario” and “womanizer” to The Daily Mail in 1996. Day-Lewis left Adjani in 1995 before their son was born. He then moved on to Deya Pichardo, and when Adjani received word that he had married, she called Pichardo to congratulate her. To her shock, she learned that Pichardo was not, in fact, Day-Lewis’ new wife.
Unbeknownst to Pichardo or Adjani, the British actor had married Arthur Miller’s daughter, director Rebecca Miller, while he was shooting a film adaptation of Miller’s play The Crucible. The couple is still married and has two sons.
Gabe addressed his mother’s loss in the rap, spouting, “I feel the most grief for my mother who has no one left in her life but me and my older brother.”
The famous offspring spoke out about some of his own personal struggles.
“I find out that I’m bipolar, now I wear it like a badge,” he rapped. “I was on a bad path. I did too many drugs. Felt like coping on my own when all I needed was a hug. I had a bad trip, reevaluated my life. Thank god I survived cause now it’s easier to smile.”
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