Seattle rapper Macklemore recently delved into his personal life, specifically, his battle with drug addiction last year.
According to Mack, finding out his girlfriend would welcome in a child this year sparked the motivation for him to kick his drug habits.
“I was struggling with addiction, I was caught up again. I was not at my best when I found out Tricia was pregnant. Again, I’m not proud of it. She was late like a day, or two, and said, ‘I want to get a pregnancy test.’ I got down on my knees and I prayed, ‘God, I’m not ready for this right now. I’m not ready to be a father, I can’t even get sober.’ … It was a wake up call that I desperately needed. Like, you’re about to be a dad, dude. Stop doing drugs and lying to people and sneaking around. Do you want to live life or do you want to escape life? That was one of those pivotal turning points. It was a push but it wasn’t the thing that got me sober, I had to put in the work again to get to that place.” (MTV News)
Mack and his fiancée Tricia Davis quietly welcomed in their new baby a few months ago.
Mack and his fiancée teased fans about their bundle of joy earlier this year.
We wanted to share the news with you ourselves…Love Ben & Tricia http://t.co/ibrQ3Vlq3i
— MARMALADE (@macklemore) January 3, 2015
Earlier the same week, Mack posted up a photo alongside Davis onto Instagram.
Mack and Tricia’s relationship reportedly goes back nearly 10 years.
Davis and the rapper have been together for eight years and met when she was a nurse. Macklemore, whose rep didn’t get back to us, proposed to Davis in January of 2013. (New York Post)