Who ever said you couldn’t have your cake and eat it too? Despite some claims that being a celebrity requires selfishness and settling for a small family, these musical dads are finding a way to make it big while rearing a lot of kids in the right direction. Check out these celeb fathers who have found a way to be successful in the music industry and have a big family at home.


Rohan Marley

Free love and 7 kids. Rohan, who is an occasional singer and former Canadian Football player, has five by singer Lauryn Hill and two by estranged wife Geraldine Khawly.

Sean Diddy Combs

Diddy does everything big, especially when it comes to family. The Hip-Hop mogul has four kids by Kim Porter, including twins D’Lila and Jessie, and two by Misa Hylton-Brim and Sarah Chapman.

Master P

There’s Cymphonique, Romeo, and six others with unique names. Only Master P, only Master P.

Flavor Flav

Flavor has 7 kids in total, including one child, Karma, with his fiancee.

Shawty Lo

There’s nothing low about Shawty who has 10 kids in total. The rapper was set to have a reality show called ‘All My Babies’ Mamas’ air on the Oxygen channel but the show was cancelled due to controversy surrounding its alleged stereotypical nature of African American families.


The rap star and author parents six kids with wife Tameka ‘Tiny’ Harris. All six of the Harris kids are featured on the family’s reality show, ‘T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle.’


Ginuwine genuinely has nine kids including two with wife Tonya Lumpkin a.k.a. Sole.

Rev Run Simmons

Reverend Run Simmons gives thanks daily for his large family. The rapper turned reverend has 6 kids in total.

Jermaine Jackson

Forget the Jackson 5! Jermaine Jackson is starting a new group called the Jackson 8 or is that Jackson 9? Though we have lost count of how many kids this celebrity dad has, we do know he has enough kids to start a band of his own. Perhaps that was his plan all along?

El Debarge

El Debarge, who also comes from a famous musical family, has 12 kids in all! The singer admitted to fathering 12 kids in a 2010 Jet magazine interview. El, you may be last on our list, but you certainly don’t have the least kids!

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Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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