The best thing that ever happened to me was the day my daughter Shai was born.
Looking into her eyes and spending time with her makes me want to be a better man and father. I want Shai to grow up being happy, feeling safe and secure knowing that I love her; and never doubting that anything is or will be more important than being her father.
Shai helped redefine fatherhood for me.
A father is more than a title, more than providing financially, it’s about being there emotionally and physically, it’s being present in your child’s life.
Fatherhood to me is giving unconditional love, I want Shai to know that no matter what she may go through in life good or bad, daddy will always be there to catch her when she falls, give some tough love when needed and most of all love her for life.
This is what Father’s Day and fatherhood means to me.
(Photo: Courtesy Photo; 2nd photo/Instagram)
Celebrating Hip Hop's Coolest Dads
1. The Game has three kids with his ex.Source:Instagram 1 of 29
2. Dr. Dre has six kids, Truly, Truth, Tyra, Marcel, Curtis and Andre Jr.Source:PR Photos 2 of 29
3. LL Cool J has four kids with wife Simone.Source:Instagram 3 of 29
4. Diddy has six kids from previous relationshipsSource:Instagram 4 of 29
5. Chris Brown has one daughter named Royalty.Source:Instagram 5 of 29
6. Swizz Beats has five kids, three from previous relationships incuding ex-wife Mashonda. They are Nasir, Kaseem, Jr., Nicole and Egypt and Genesis with wife Alicia KeysSource:Instagram 6 of 29
7. 50 Cent has two sons, Marquise and SireSource:Instagram 7 of 29
8. Jay-Z has one daughter, Blue Ivy, with wife Beyonce.Source:Instagram 8 of 29
9. Future has two sons and a daughter from three previous relationships and a son named after him, with ex-fiancee, Ciara..Source:Instagram 9 of 29
10. Kanye West has one daughter, North, with wife Kim Kardashian.Source:AP 10 of 29
11. Wiz Khalifa has one son, Sebastian Taylor Thomaz, with estranged wife, Amber Rose.Source:Instagram 11 of 29
12. Will Smith has three kids - Trey with ex-wife Sheree Zampino and Jaden and Willow with wife Jada Pinkett Smith.12 of 29
13. Common has a teenage daughter, Omoye Assata Lynn13 of 29
14. Nelly has a daughter, Chanell and a son, Cornell.14 of 29
15. Pharrell Williams has one son, Rocket.15 of 29
16. The Dream has four children: Navy Talia, London, Christian (with Nivea) and Violet Madison (with Christina Milian).16 of 29
17. Nas has a daughter, Destiny from a previous relationship and a son Knight, with his ex-wife, Kelis.17 of 29
18. Andre 3000 has one son with singer Erykah Badu, named Seven.18 of 29
19. Big Boi has a daughter (Jordan) and son (Cross) with his wife Sherlita and a son (Bamboo) from a previous relationship.19 of 29
20. Eminem, best known for his daughter Halie, also has 2 adopted daughters, Whitney and Alaina.20 of 29
21. Bow Wow has one daughter named Shai.21 of 29
22. The Game has 3 kids with ex-fiancee Tiffany Cambridge: Harlem King Justice, and Cali Dream.22 of 29
23. Young Jeezy has one son, Shyheim.23 of 29
24. LL Cool J has four kids with wife Simone: Nejee, Italia, Samaria and Nina.24 of 29
25. Ludacris has two daughters, Karma Bridges, Cai Bella Bridges and a child on the way with wife Eudoxie.25 of 29
26. Lil' Wayne has 5 kids: Reginae, Neal, Dwayne, Cameron, and Lennox with different moms including ex-wife Toya Carter, singer Nivea and actress Lauren London.26 of 29
27. Snoop Dogg has three kids: Corde, Cordell and Cori.27 of 29
28. T.I. has five kids; Clifford, Major, Domani, Messiah and Deyjah.28 of 29
29. Master P has nine kids, including budding superstars Romeo and Cymphonique.29 of 29
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