Hip-hop superstar Wiz Khalifa has revealed how raising his six-year-old son Sebastian (aka Bash) has encouraged him to raise his game.
The US rapper stars in a new Apple Music docu-series, Wiz Khalifa: Behind the Cam, in which he talks about his rise to fame and how life has changed since splitting up with his ex wife Amber Rose.
The couple agreed to co-parent Sebastian after splitting up in 2014 and the rapper credits fatherhood with helping him to grow up.
“Bash is a huge part of that transition — and not being with his mother, too, because it forced me to be more responsible and do the things I wouldn’t normally do,” Khalifa said of stepping up after he became a dad. “The older that he gets, the more influence I have on him. So it’s not as much as just makin’ sure he’s good; it’s actually being there.”
In the clip, Khalifa’s own father, Laurence Thomaz, agrees that his son has changed his ways since embracing his role as a dad.
“Sebastian’s matured him, but it’s made him more serious and understand: ‘I have to be here; I can’t do the dangerous, reckless things I was doing before: I have this little guy to look out for,’” Thomaz said.
Wiz Khalifa: Behind the Cam is available to stream from April 17.