Kendrick Lamar on why black fathers are important.
The “Loyalty” rapper took some time before the Atlanta stop on his Damn. Tour to sit down with Rolling Stone Magazine to discuss a few things. Amongst his discussing wack rappers, ghost writers, and Black Israelites he also made a point to talk about the importance of his father being in his life. And how having a father in your life is important.
It taught me how to deal with [pauses] … emotions. Better than a lot of my peers. When you see kids doing things that the world calls harmful or a threat, it’s because they don’t know how to deal with their emotions. When you have a father in your life, you do something, he’ll look at you and say, “What the fuck is you doing?” Putting you in your place. Making you feel this small. That was a privilege for me. My peers, their mothers and grandmothers may have taught them the love and the care, but they couldn’t teach them that.
Kendrick Lamar speaking with Rolling Stone Magazine on having his father in his life.