Nelly and his family are set to star in a new reality show called “Nellyville”. The rapper recently shared that he hopes the series will put his life as a single dad on display.
“I’m doing a reality show more or less because I feel like at this point what we don’t see is single fathers that are doing what they’re supposed to do,” said the artist. “I am a rapper but I love my kids genuinely. I have four beautiful kids. Two that was mine, two that was my sisters. When she passed in ’05, I took her two, but I’m not without help from family and friends.”
“I wanted to be the first one to get a chance to say, ‘Yo. It is fathers out here that… We handling our business.’ I think we get a bad wrap on that so hopefully we can change things around,” he added.
Nelly has a teen daughter named Chanell and a tween son named Cornell. “Nellyville” premieres on Tuesday, Nov. 25 on BET.