"Hailie Jade, Daddy loves you baby!"
"She is my reason for being"
"I did right by my daughter"
"The more adult I'm becoming, the more I'm realizing that [my music] might have an affect on her, or it might scare
her, or she might hear a word or a sentence that she doesn't know how to take. I'd just rather not even play it around her."
"Being this little, the only thing I want her to worry about is playing What's she going to play with today? Is she
going to play with dolls, is she going to color today?"
"I thank her every day. Every day I wake up, I thank her."
not as religious as I should be, but we do try and instill it in our daughter. We try to teach her wrong from right, having
been as wrong as we've been."
"My little girl is beautiful. My little girl is going to be a movie star. She's only
three, but she's so smart! Three going on seven."
"Me and Kim, we been through our dramas and shit, but I'd be bald-faced lying if I said I don't love her or
I'm with her because of my daughter. I'm with her 'cause I wanna be with her. I love that girl, man. I really do."
really felt that I wanted to do that shit. At one point in time, I really wanted to do that shit. For real."
to get mad when I rapped about wanting to kill her. But I tell her, 'look if you piss me off when I'm writing a song, you
might be in it.'"
"Just because I talk about my daughter and put her in my songs, or I say something about Kim in my
songs, doesn't give you the right or nobody else to talk about 'em and feel free to do so."
"My baby's mother put me
through a lot of shit, so she's worth a lot of songs."
"She got an attitude and I can't stand that attitude shit."
to defend Kim, but I realize what has happened to me has probably been a strain on her, too."
"When we were younger,
she supported everything I did. The older we got, the more reality started to set in. She's one of those people that's real
down to earth, like 'Hello! You're living in fantasy. These things don't happen to people like us.'"
"You never would've
thought, but I played [the song Kim] to her once we started talking again. I asked her to tell me what she thought
of it. I remember my dumb-ass saying 'I know this is a fucked-up song but it shows how much I care about you. To even think
about you this much. TO even put you on a song like this.'"
"We were kinda like high school sweethearts. But we both
dropped out. It wasn't a fucking wise decision for both of us to quit school, have a child together."
WORDS OF WISDOM:
"If there's something that you want to do and you work hard enough at it, you'll do it. But you have
to know that's what you want to do, whatever it is. If it's riding bikes, if it's painting cars, whatever it is, if you want
to do it bad enough and you have your heart set on it and that's your dream,don't give up your fucking dream."
do drugs, don't have unprotected sex, don't be violent. Leave that to me."
ON HIS LYRICS
"I do say things that I think will shock people. But I don't do things to shock people.
I'm not trying to be the next Tupac, but I don't know how long I'm going to be on this planet. So while I'm here, I might
as well make the most of it."
ON BEING FAMOUS:
"Sometimes I'm real cool, but sometimes I could be a real asshole. I think everyone is
"You gotta be careful what you wish for. I always wished and hoped for this. But it's
almost turning into more of a nightmare than a dream."
ON HIS MOTHER:
"My mom is a lawsuit queen. All her life, she has sued people. That's how she makes money.
When I was five, she had a job on the cash register at a store that sold chips and soda. Other than that, I don't remember
her working a day in her life."
"When I was growing up I hated my mother. Why? Lots of reasons. But mainly because we
were constantly moving, so I was always the new kid at school. I never stopped to think about whether that was her fault or
not or what the situation was, I just blamed