Top Five Rapper Deadbeat Dads
Truth be told, hip-hop dads would be wise to step up and heed Ed OG's words: "Be a Father to Your Child."
Relationships may come and go, but kids are here to stay. So when Rocks Off heard that fresh-out-of-jail Lil Wayne - already a father four times over, by four different women - had been slapped with a paternity suit earlier this week, we knew we had to act.
Here are five hip-hop fathers destined for the Deadbeat Dad Hall of Shame.
5. Uncle Luke, 2 Live Crew: Who says mothers have a monopoly on blasting deadbeat dads? Uncle Luke was called out by his own daughter, Lacresha. Though Lacresha appeared on her father's reality show Luke's Parental Advisory, she says the show couldn't be further from reality.
"He is not a good father," Lacresha said in an expletive-laden video. "He's an asshole. Let me just tell you from my opinion that show was wack and I was on it!" We were ready to believe her until she faltered when talking about an incident between Luke and her mother:
"Luke used to beat my mom. Abuse? Yes. That was him. He even, like, shot her in the leg...I think. I don't know. But still, he used to beat her down 'til she couldn't even move or walk." OK. We can't decide if Lacresha is an airhead or a pathological liar.
4. Joe Budden: When Joe Budden failed to cough up an alleged $13,000 in child support payments last month, the state of New Jersey quickly issued a warrant for his arrest. Budden is a serial offender--he was also arrested back in August 2009 for, yep, you guessed it, dodging child support payments.
He laughed at the whole thing on Twitter: "So I'm on the front page of the paper & the headline reads "unpaid child support".. It SHOULD say "babymoms is back on her bullsh*t", lol."