Rapper Riky Rick who is a father to a 10 year old daughter and 5 year old son expressed that his main goal as a father is to teach them of responsibilities at a much younger age.
During an interview with Bruce Whitefield on 702 radio the rapper spoke about his upbringing making comparisons to then and now and how he has mastered a way that will best benefit his kids on valuing hard work.
“I would never want my kids to grow up in beautiful circumstances all the time… I also want them to go through a little bit of pain. We never talked about money growing up. I didn’t understand what pressure going to Hilton put on my parents’ shoulders.”
“I went to Hilton College… it was a bitter-sweet experience. I always knew I wasn’t the same as the other kids. I leaned towards sports and music. I was part of the choir.”
“I have two lives. I’ve got the life of this hip hop character… there’s one side of me that’s a massive consumer… My worst consumption habit stems from fashion… it’s the fastest way to burn money.”
He went on to add that he wants his kids to start working at an early age. “My daughter is 10 and my son is five… I tell them they have to start working early. Kids are very much in their phones now… It sucks.”