Happy Father’s Day to These Hip Hop Dads!
We all know what comes with being one of this biggest names in hip hop: clothing line, cologne line, buying sports teams. It’s a hard life. On top of all that, these kings of hip hop also have kids. Take a look at our Top 5 Favorite kings of the biz who have a royal lineage of their own!
Ice Cube – This “Friday” star is one of the ultimate hip hop dads. Ice Cube has been married to his wife for 10 years and has 4 kids O’Shea Jr., Darrel, Shareef and Kareema. Two of his sons are carrying on Cube’s hip hop legacy. OMG and Doughboy (their rap names) have appeared on their father’s songs and have budding careers of their own.
Eminem – Slim Shady is truly a family man (aside from the song 97 Bonnie and Clyde, which describes disposing of his wife’s body). He has 1 biological daughter, Hailie Jade Mathers. He also has adopted two other daughters: Alaina “Lainie” Mathers, (his niece) and Whitney, his ex-wife, Kimberly’s daughter from a previous relationship. Get this, Eminem is also the legal guardian of his younger half-brother, Nathan. Who knew someone so seemingly angry has such a soft spot for his family?!
Will Smith – The Fresh King might be a better suited nickname for this family man. Smith’s kingdom is Willard Christopher Smith III (Trey), son from Will’s first marriage, and of course Jaden and Willow Smith. Each child has made a name for themselves in the industry, Trey is an actor and Jaden and Willow are both musicians.
P Diddy – This Bad Boy’s son, Justin, recently made new when he received a football scholarship to UCLA. Justin isn’t Diddy’s only heir. The rapper has 5 other children from various relationships: Chance Chapman, Quincy Jones Brown (he adopted Quincy from on-again, off-again girlfriend Kim Porter), Christian Combs and twins D’Lila Star Combs and Jesse James.
Jay Z – Jay Z is the most recent addition to the Rap Dad Royal Court with the birth of his gorgeous baby daughter, Blue Ivy Carter. Beyonce and Jay have been the king and queen of hip hop for almost a decade now. Can you believe Crazy in Love came out in 2003?! We have high hopes that Jay z and Bey are in it for the long haul!