Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz appeared on sports network ESPN this week and delved into his relationship with his kids, specifically, whether or not he allows them to hear his explicit raps.
According to Deuce, he is very careful and selective to what reaches his kids’ ears.
“I have a five-year-old and a one-year-old. I let my five-year-old sing on my last album, a song called ‘Black Unicorn,’ so she knows how to take her iPad and go straight to the part where she sings. Just right there,” Chainz explained in an interview. “She can get a clean copy for now, man. Music really shapes the way kids grow up these days. It’s very important for me to try to parent that situation. She’s listening to the Disney Channel. I feel like she has time and has room enough to grow. She understands that 2 Chainz is her dad. She don’t know why I’m so popular. She don’t know why I’m always signing autographs, but it’s cool for her to grow up in an era where I’m successful.” (ESPN 2)
Last year, Chainz’s “Luv Dem Strippers” collaborator Nicki Minaj revealed if she would change her dirty raps for the youth.
“If you asked any adult, ‘Would you like your children knowing every part of your life and speaking exactly the way you speak when you talk to adults?’ they’d say no, so I’m a firm believer in children remaining children,” the 29-year old rapper said in an interview for the Guardian’s Weekend magazine, to be published on Saturday. Nonetheless, she said she gets annoyed when people suggest she should tone down her lyrics for her young audience, claiming it is sexist. “Why do people ask me to lose swear words? Do people ask Eminem to lose swear words? Do they ask Lil Wayne to lose swear words? Nobody stops them and says ‘Would you stop swearing swearing… for the children, please?'” She told the Guardian that the sensible solution was to have a clean version for the children and an explicit one for adults. (The Guardian)
Back in 2010, rap star Eminem admitted profanity was not allowed in his household.
“Profanity around my house? No,” he tells Anderson Cooper in a ’60 Minutes’ interview, airing Sunday. “I’m not saying there’s not glimpses of me in the music, [that] there’s not truth in … things that I say. But this is music, this is my art…” When he’s at home, the 38-year-old father-of-four (real name: Marshall Mathers) says: “I’m a parent. I have daughters. I mean, how would I really sound, as a person … walking around my house [saying], ‘B*tch, pick this up,’ you know what I mean? … I don’t cuss.” (Us Magazine)
Em’s comments caught the attention of controversial Fox News host Bill O’Reilly who had a take on Shady’s household rule.
“Check three. Controversial rapper Eminem interviewed on ’60 Minutes’ last night as you may know he has made millions of dollars putting out stuff like this,” O’Reilly said on his broadcast before playing a portion of Em’s “Forever” verse. “But Eminem says he is different in private because he is raising three young girls. That does not add up. You sell a product aimed at young people and then you ban that product in your own home. Come on.” (Fox News)
Check out 2 Chainz’s interview: