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After two seasons of Marrying The Game, most of us couldn’t tell you if the former G-Unit rapper and his longtime fiancée, Tiffney Cambridge, will ever make it down the isle. However, one thing that we do know for sure is that he’s totally in love with his adorable three-year-old daughter, Cali. During a recent appearance on Arsenio, fans ooh’d and ahh’d as they watched the gangster rapper turn to mush and nearly shed tears while discussing the joys of raising a baby girl.
“For any man that has a daughter, she means more to me than life itself. When I look into her eyes, that’s all I need to do to get me going. I’m motivated when I look at that little girl,” he expressed.
The rapper-turned-reality-star then went on to reveal just how enamored with Cali he actually is.
“It’s almost like she’s a friend or somebody else’s child. I’m so intrigued. I study her. She’s like, ‘Daddy, what are you looking at?’ I’m just like, ‘YOU!’he continued.
Not wanting to look like a cry baby on national television, he then joked that if the conversation continued, he’d probably start tearing up.
“She means everything to me. That’s my cut off time because if I talk about her for more than 30 seconds I’m gonna cry.”
“This is my family. This is my balance. Once I walk out that door life.”
How freaking adorable!
Turn the page to see what happens once Cali joined Arsenio and The Game on the set.
If you ain’t already know, Jay-Z’ Magna Carta Holy Grail album has already been certified platinum, though today was the official release date. We’re sure those Samsung sales didn’t hurt not one bit. In addition to chatting with folks on Twitter yesterday, Jay-Z decided to swing by Hot 97 for a “surprise” interview with Angie Martinez. She got to ask him all types of questions. Check out his responses below and listen to the entire interview on the last page.
On failure: “I fail all the time. I’m a person that loves to win. I don’t hate to lose.”
Fatherhood: “It’s more reaffirming. The things that’s really important in life and editing your life in such a way that you don’t have anything that’s distracting you, anything that takes away from that time you can be with your child.”
Money: “I just don’t need money. … I think success is just being able to do what you like to do on your terms.”
Miley Cyrus: “Miley’s serious. I like what she’s doing right now. She’s fearless. I think it’s more a reaction to people wanting her to be Hannah Montana. Just watching the situation, people want her to be something and she’s like, ‘I’m not that. I was six years old. You want me to be six years old forever?’ And this is her reaction to it. Maybe it’s loud, but it’s understandable.”
Beyoncé’s new music: “Right now, B has a hundred thousand amazing songs.
A Best of Both Worlds-type album with Beyoncé: “No way. You see how that ended.”
Dame Dash: “No matter how many years I ain’t see him, the love is still there because what we’ve done will forever be stamped in history… I have ultimate confidence in him that he’ll find his way because he’s an amazing and really smart guy. He’s a hustler and he’s highly intelligent. I always root for him and always believe that he’ll find his way out of it.”
You know, that Jay-Z always gives us those moments where you’re like, “I really like that guy.”
As you know, Samsung has been releasing new commercials left and right in support of Jay-Z’s new album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, which is supposed to be released on July 4th. Well, a new commercial has surfaced and this time, it focuses on one of his main girls:
Blue Ivy Carter.
In the spot, Jay is talking to hip-hop legend Rick Rubin about what his thought process has been since becoming a father. Although the commercial is less than a minute long, Jay is able to clearly communicate how scared he was to become a father because his own dad left him at a very young age and he didn’t learn how to be a man. Further, he said he didn’t really get a sense of how he should treat a woman.
It’s pretty easy to hear the emotion in his voice when he opens up to Rubin about his thoughts.
Something tells me that at the very least, he is trying to become a superdad.
Check out the commercial for “JAY Z BLUE” below.
“Court-ordered child support does make sense, say, in the case of a divorce, when a man who is already raising a child separates from the child’s mother, and when the child’s mother retains custody of the child. In such cases, expectations of continued financial support recognize and stabilize a parent’s continued caregiving role in a child’s life. However, just as court-ordered child support does not make sense when a woman goes to a sp*rm bank and obtains sp*rm from a donor who has not agreed to father the resulting child, it does not make sense when a woman is impregnated (accidentally or possibly by her choice) from sex with a partner who has not agreed to father a child with her. In consenting to sex, neither a man nor a woman gives consent to become a parent, just as in consenting to any activity, one does not consent to yield to all the accidental outcomes that might flow from that activity. ”
With Father’s Day right around the corner, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to chat with some celebrity dads about what that day means to them and what it’s like raising little ones the other 364 days of the year. When Lyfe Jennings dropped by the office, we asked the father of three, whose been no stranger to drama with the mother of his children, what it’s like raising a young daughter and what advice he has for fathers who are struggling to accept their responsibility as a parent. Check out what he had to say.
About This Episode
In this bonus clip of Mommy In Chief, these fathers finish the interesting discussion from the first segment of Ask a Black Father. We posed all of our questions about parenthood to real dads. We’ve welcomed three spirited fathers to share their joys and pains of fatherhood with us. The following questions are addressed in this segment:
1. What are some challenges that you want to talk about that you face when you raise your kids?
2. How is it that some fathers can go through life ignoring their kids as if they don’t exist?
3. What would you like to differently than your father?
Ladies, you definitely don’t want to miss this. When do we ever see great fathers giving us the honest truth about fatherhood?
Want More Mommy In Chief? Watch these episodes:
- Episode 1: Mommy-To-Be: Pregnancy In 3 Stages
- Episode 2: The Truth About Breastfeeding
- Episode 3: Delivery Debate: Natural Birth Vs. C-Section
- Episode 4: The Perfect Mother’s Day Gift
- Episode 5: Actress Kym Whitley Talks New Baby & Food Allergies for Kids
- Episode 6: Keeping Your Child Entertained This Summer Without TV
- Episode 7: Ask a Black Father | Mommy in Chief Father’s Day Special
- Episode 8: Building Your Child’s Self Esteem
- Episode 1: Are You A Good Enough Mother?
- Episode 2: New Motherhood and Balancing A Busy Work Life
- Episode 3: How to Decorate an Eco-Friendly Baby Nursery
- Episode 4: Foodie, Nicole Friday on Kids and Career
- Episode 5: Melissa Beck, From Hollywood to Stay At Home Mom
- Episode 6: Single Mom in The City
- Episode 7: Mommy Mogul and Marketing Wiz Monique Jackson at Home With Her Boys
- Episode 8: Beauty Maven Jodie Patterson Talks Four-Day Work Week for Moms
- Episode 9: Tonya Lewis Lee on Motherhood and the Importance of Women’s Health
- Episode 1: Back 2 School
- Episode 2: Happy Halloween
- Episode 3: Socially Responsible Kids
- Episode 4: Money Talks
- Episode 5: Keeping Families Healthy
- Episode 6: Thanksgiving Madness
- Episode 7: Highlights and Best Moments
- Episode 8: Stylish Moms
- Episode 9: Best Apps for Moms
- Episode 10: Socialite Kids
- Episode 11: Hair Talk with AfroBella
- Episode 12: Happy New Year!
What a dreamboat! New dad and box office darling Channing Tatum flexes his leading man good looks on the cover of Vanity Fair. He’s dubbed “An Action Hero Who Can Act” in the July issue, but the in-demand star is clearly focused on his new role as adoring dad. Channing and his wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum announced the birth of their baby daughter Everly, born on May 31. The adoring dad says that he wants to take a freestyle approach to parenthood. Above all, he just wants to be a good friend to his little lady:
“I don’t know anyone who did have perfect parents. It’s provided me with lessons I’ll try to improve upon when I’m up to bat. I’m just going to be a good friend to my kid. One thing I definitely want to change is that whole ‘I don’t want you to make the same mistakes’ mentality. My dad didn’t have much money growing up; he didn’t have much of an education. He forced that on me, and I didn’t want it.”
What’s more, Channing poses in Jenna’s favorite look on her man, sweatpants and a wifebeater. Caught the “I love you” written on his sweats? We so love you too, Chan!
Check out photos from Channing’s Vanity Fair cover shoot too!
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“I don’t want kids next year. I honestly don’t even know if I want them at all. But I do know if I found the right partner, who would support me and our child fully, I could see myself as a mother. Winston had me believing that I could indeed be a mother, despite my hesitation.”If I was 35 years old, however, and I’d been through the “maybe she’ll change her mind” experience and it had never worked out in my favor, I’d be going the Winston route. Contrary to popular belief, there’s a very large segment of the male population who wishes to be active fathers and loving husbands. While men don’t have biological clocks, if we want to be fathers at some point we’re watching the “life clock” with the same fervor as women. The older we get the less time we have to waste. At 35, I wouldn’t have the time for a career woman who has a cavalier attitude about marriage and children. Or, for that matter, a woman who needed to be convinced motherhood is for them. At that point, waiting to change someone’s mind or waiting for them to come around is more of a hassle than it’s worth. Add in the issue there’s a chance I’d be convincing someone to do something they may not want to do and it just isn’t worth the effort. Last I checked, 35 was close to 40, 40 was close to 50, and 50 seems like every day could end with “the big one” (word to Fred Sanford). At my age, I’m not completely worried about a woman’s interest in children as soon as I meet her. There’s a chance that women who never saw themselves as mothers never met someone who they felt would change their mind. A relationship with a woman like this has potential to go pretty decently until I find myself at the age where fatherhood is what I want next. If I’m 35, I’m telling any woman I meet on day one, “I want children and if you’re not trying to have any then we might as well forget everything here and go on about our business.” Peace. For more on RealGoesRight’s opinions on men and women, be sure to check him out with the all-star collective of black men writers over on SingleBlackMale.Org. If you prefer something a bit more direct, feel free to follow him on Twitter at @RealGoesRight and subscribe to his blog at RealGoesRight.Com.