Fatherhood has taught Tauheed Epps, a.k.a. 2 Chainz, a lot about life. The rapper recently discussed the lessons he’s learned with website NecoleB, telling the publication that he has come to realize that being an example is not a choice in parenting.
“You are a role model, whether you want to be one or not,” said the artist. “There is someone always watching, by me being an entertainer, you have to be careful. My life is definitely separate from 2 Chainz but I want to have a conversation with my daughters and letting them know, this is what is feeding the family. And then by you having a daughter, you want them to grow up in a certain light. By me crossing paths with lots of different women, it creates a taste for certain type of women, and you want them to be raised properly.”
2 Chainz went on to describe his music as “mainstream ratchet” telling the press, “My definition of mainstream ratchet would be something that starts from a hole in the wall…can be even be a $5 a dance strip club in Atlanta, and it makes its way across seas to France. Across Europe and Germany and all these other different international areas. That’s what I consider mainstream ratchet. A lot of songs I made originally started off in these small areas in Atlanta and they just grew and grew until I needed new pages in my passport.”
Although he has experienced a few ups and downs in the romance department, Epps said that he is prepared to give his daughters sound advice about love when the time is right. “It’s a difference between your heart and your mind,” explained the rapper. “Listen to your heart, your heart talks to you. The feelings that you have are coming from a higher power.”