The weekend was overwhelming in a good way for Fabolous. He and the family were guests of honor at a Brooklyn ceremony in the city’s Botanic Garden. Fab had his kids and the mother of his children, Emily Bustamante, by his side as he received a key to the city.

“Had the honor of being presented the Key To Brooklyn from Brooklyn Borough President @bpericadams today,” Fabolous told Instagram fans after the event. The celebrity went on to tell his followers that it was “still crazy to me that I’m being honored by the place that birth, raised, and made me who I am today. Thank You, Brooklyn.”


Family members and friends also took to social media to express excitement over Fabolous receiving a key to the city. “Brooklyn Honored My Brother Today. He Was Given The Key 2 The City,” Fab’s brother, Paul Cain, wrote. “He Came From The Projects, He Came From Nothing, He Came From The Bottom! 2 All The Youth, Let This Be Your Motivation. You Can Be SuccessFul 2, Just Work Hard and Stay Focused! 2 Say I’m Proud Is An Understatement!! I Love You Bro, Keep Winning!”

Winning for Fabolous includes fathering two sons, Jonas and Johan, with Emily Bustamante. “Your child, you know, they come into the world, they depending on you and they need you,” the rapper said during an interview with Montreality.

“At the same time, you are their connection to life,” he added. “So they have a genuine love for you that in those first beginning years of life, it’s nothing else that they even could think of that could match the love that they have for you. And I learned that from him. I learned what genuine love feels like.”

Fabolous’ oldest child, Johan, celebrated his ninth birthday in February. Jonas rang in his second birthday at the top of this month.

Photo: Evan Pierce



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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