That’s Not Yo Baby Daddy — Or Anybody Else’s! Men Who Have Managed To Stay Baby Free In The Rap Game
A few things are just a given in the rap game: money, cars, chains, groupies, baby mamas, and, of course, a kid or two,or three, or four— except for these rappers it’s not. Breaking the overly fertile, be fruitful and multiply like Abraham and ‘dem stereotype that characterizes most rappers these days, these rhyme spitters have managed to not let the groupie love go to their head — or to at least remember to wrap it up every time they decide to get it in with the chick who makes her way from the concert to the hotel lobby to the hotel room.
We can’t help but appreciate these guys who know sprinkling their seed, and their hard-earned money in the form of child support payments, all across the globe is not a good look. Here are nine rappers who are most definitely not the father!
You could argue that this pint-sized cutie hasn’t been around long enough to rack up a bunch of baby mama drama, but we all know most of these guys come into the game with a gang of kids. The Detroit native no doubt got lots of love when he was back home and still trying to get on, but he’s managed to keep the first 24 years of his life baby-free so far.
Despite jumping for joy like a proud God papa at the MTV VMA Awards last year when Beyonce announced her pregnancy, Kanye-to-the hasn’t fathered any bambinos of his own. All of that could very well change now that the rapper has been more than a little boo’d up with Kim Kardashian for nearly all of 2012, and, according to lots of anonymous sources and speculation, can’t wait to see the reality TV star carry his seed. Better her than a random groupie though. Nothing wrong with a planned pregnancy when you’re ready for the commitment of fatherhood. Plus I’m sure their child would be the only one who could understand what Blue Ivy will have to deal with.
High school diploma educated and no kids? Say whaaaat? LOL but seriously Drake’s entire rap career is an anomaly. He’s one of the only guys in the game who can (sort of) get away with emotional rhymes and he’s also part of a very small group of men who is father to none. I’m sure all of his fans appreciate the fact that his boss Weezy’s penchant for knocking up as many women as he can hasn’t rubbed off on the Young Money front runner. Something tells me he could possibly make a great dad one day though.
Sooo not everyone’s favorite rapper due to some of his past behavior toward women, which come to think about it, could explain why no woman has chosen to have kids with him, but nevertheless Wale makes the not your baby daddy cut. He may live up to other stereotypes as a result of his typical rapper antics, but being father to many is not one of them.
It shouldn’t be a surprise that this tall glass of Roc Nation hotness is on this list given the nature of one of his most popular hits, “Lost Ones.” In the song, the rapper speaks very candidly about the internal struggles men deal with when a woman they’ve impregnated decides to keep their baby, despite both parties being ill-equipped to care for the child. And it’s very clear he doesn’t see that as a good move. With a mature outlook like that, I would expect him to not just rap that life but be about it for real, and at 27, so far it seems like he really is.
One of the most respected newcomers on the rap scene, Kendrick Lamar is quickly becoming everyone’s favorite rapper, and the fact that he isn’t out in these streets knocking up the new groupies who are coming his way is another major plus. It’s clear the 25-year-old Compton native’s father has a lot to do with the fact that he’s currently childless. Though he’s pointed out how crass his dad’s sex talks could be, it appears his approach stuck. He told Fuse:
” My pops would be like, ‘Ni**a, you gotta put a rubber on because you’re gonna have a thousand kids and you aren’t gonna be able to support ’em.’ That’s when I was five years old so you can imagine how vulgar it got as time went on [laughing].”
David Banner has cleaned up nicely over the years after busting on the scenes “like a pimp” in 2000 to becoming one of the National Black Caucus’s Visionary Award recipients in 2006. We should have known he had a decent head on his shoulders since he’s been going against the baby mama grain ever since his debut. The 38-year-old has no known children to speak of but it’s clear D love the kids. A few years ago he took a group of 80 children from a neighborhood program in Georgia on an all-expenses paid trip to Six Flags. Yeahhh!
At 42, Q-Tip takes the prize as the oldest rapper ever to survive the rap game without any kids. Okay maybe not ever, but he has been at this for a while. Since founding a Tribe Called Quest in 1985, Q-Tip has been a major presence in the industry and has had his share of women too. But one thing that he and these lucky ladies never shared was children.
You wouldn’t expect the socially conscious Chicagoan to be spreading his seed around all willy nilly, and thankfully Lupe practices what he preaches in his raps. The 30-year-old is one of nine children so it wouldn’t be surprising if he had a small tribe of kids himself one day, but right now that doesn’t appear to be in his immediate plans.