Fathers are a-plenty in hip-hop so it’s only right that the celebrity dads go to social media to boast about their greatest achievements — their children. This year’s Father’s Day brought Diddy, The Game, T.I., Chance the Rapper and more online to spread the love.
“My biggest job is Combs Inc, that’s my sons and my daughters!!,” wrote Diddy on Instagram.
The Game, who has five children, also posted a lengthy message on what it means to be a father. “Not all men that have children can call themselves ‘FATHERS’,” he wrote. “It is us, the fathers that parent like it is the only thing we’ve been put on earth to do. Any man can lay down with a woman & create a child, but it takes a special type of man to cherish, care for, support & love that child from the day it is conceived until your days here on earth are finished.”
Lauryn Hill‘s daughter, Selah Marley, also shared love for her papa, Rohan Marley.
“Happy Father’s Day to my protector, my lion. I know that if anything were ever to happen to me, he’d be there in a millisecond. Your energy brightens a room. Thank you daddy,” it read.
Others such as Chance the Rapper and Statik Selektah were celebrating Father’s Day for the first time this year. The hip-hop producer decided to post a video of himself dancing with his daughter to Drake‘s “One Dance” for the occasion while Chance tweeted that the day was weighing on him.
Check out the messages of love below.
This is the day…. Not all men that have children can call themselves "FATHERS". It is us, the fathers that parent like it is the only thing we've been put on earth to do. Any man can lay down with a woman & create a child, but it takes a special type of man to cherish, care for, support & love that child from the day it is conceived until your days here on earth are finished. I take personal pride in being everything that my children need, day in & day out in hopes that one day they will all grow into amazing adults who will take everything that I have taught & instilled in them & share it with their children. I father because it is me, I father because these gifts bestowed upon me by God make every waking day a complete joy for me. I am honored to work for them.. I am happy to be there whenever they need me… & I am elated that after all I've been through in my life, I have them to keep me motivated making it that much easier to be exactly what we are being honored today for…… BEING A FATHER. I absolutely love the role given to me & I promise not a day goes by where I am not trying my hardest to better myself as a parent to my children….. It is the thing I'm most proud of in life & I try to at least inspire all the fathers especially the young ones across the world….. For they are our future….. & Again, this is OUR DAY… So let's celebrate !!!! #HappyFathersDay from #TEAMLOVE
My lil angel on earth Heiress wants to say Happy Father's Day to all the real deal true blue hard working,do anything for they family,stand up Dads!!!! And all the amazing step dads who take care of they old lady's kids like their very own. I respect & salute U all You deserve all the praise,appreciation,love,peace,& presents u get today…. Especially the presents tho!!! Lol
Riiiiiight when u thought I wasn't gonna, I did. Happy Father's Day to my protector, my lion. I know that if anything were ever to happen to me, he'd be there in a millisecond. Your energy brightens a room. Thank you daddy #i #dont #like #how #i #feel #obligated #to #post #but #i #must #display #the #LOVE #it #is #not #you #daddy #it #is #SOCIETY AGHHHH
Outings with Dad usually consisted of Rockets Games (where I asked if every single player was Michael Jordan) Bomb ass concerts (like Janet Jackson and ) and Record Stores like Cactus Music and Sound Waves ( Dad liked Donald Byrd a lot). When my parents first met, my mom was fooling with his extensive record collection at a house party he had, and he was like …haha. So grateful that the origin of my existence involved music, and for all of the wonderful music memories my dad involved in my life.
Tomorrow is my first Father's Day… heavy
— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) June 18, 2016
Happy Birthday to my Hero @icecube I love you man. Any man can be a dad, but you are the greatest Father I could ask for. WE EATIN TONIGHT!!
— O'Shea Jackson Jr (@OsheaJacksonJr) June 15, 2016