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Offset gets personal on The Ellen Show and is “putting it all out on the table” in regards to his problems with Cardi B, his attempt to win her back during her set at Rolling Loud Los Angeles, his experience with fatherhood, his relationship with his father, and more.
Born Kiari Kendrell Cephus, the 27-year old Migos rapper told Ellen DeGeneres about how he decided to prove his love and show his vulnerability in regards to the grand Rolling Loud gesture. He compares the incident to when he asked her to marry him in front of 60,000 people in Philadelphia and how he did not expect fans to react the way they had.
“I love my wife so it’s serious,” Offset said. “It’s not a game to me. We have schedules and we have shows. I just felt like, if I gave a break between time, I can’t give that break between time … It’s just me being vulnerable, I guess. It kinda bit me with the response of the people. But that’s why all men don’t be trying to be vulnerable. Because when you do it, it’s like there’s something wrong with it either way.”
The couple has been working on their marriage since and it seems like things are working out for them after all. The attention, counseling, gifts, and vacays have definitely helped heal their relationship.
Moreover, Offset tell DeGeneres about the impact his car accident had on his life and how it was the first accident he has even been in. He recalls the moment in detail and shares how it inspired “Red Room” which he worked on and released after the accident.
Offset also took the opportunity to discuss Father Of 4’s message and how he hopes his album inspires and encourages men to reconcile their relationship with their children if they had made a mistake.
“I just want other men to know it’s cool to make mistakes,” he said. “Like my kids, I missed the first birthdays or something of my kids due to incarcerations and being in trouble and getting caught in the system. I still don’t run away from it.”
Offset mentions his father and his on-going attempt to connect and get to know him.
“I have a father that I don’t know of.” he said. “He still runs away for it. I don’t get it. I’ve invited him on interviews and all type of TV shit to get in contact but he is still dodging.”
Offset has shared details about his relationship with father last month in his profile on Esquire and how the last time he spoke with him was three years ago when he was first blooming and on his 12th birthday before then. The intimate interview offered a different vulnerable side of Offset where he shared how his father rejected his help, how it upset him and made him feel like his father had no respect for him.
It’s not a surprise that Offset’s album Father of 4 goes into details about his struggle with being fatherhood and his own father.
“I wanted to make other men say the man side of the story, and accept their wrong doings and go to fix it,” Offset said. “It’s never too late, your son could be 30 years old and you’re never seen him but you should still try.”
Co-written by Shaikha Al-Mawlani.