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The Game Relives His Childhood Through His Children

03/14/2009 at 06:00 PM ET
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Growing up in a gang-infested neighborhood before becoming a foster child, The Game, born Jayceon Taylor, knew that “if I ever had a child, I would raise my family differently.” Now dad to sons Harlem Caron, 5 ½, and King Justice, 22 months, The Game says that’s “just what he’s going to do.”

Refusing to reflect upon his own experiences as a boy, the rapper explains that he “lives my childhood through my children.”

“If I would have had a wonderful childhood, it would have been the same way. I understand fatherhood. I know that when you have a child, you accept the responsibility whether you like it or not; it’s just what it is. If you’re going to have children, you have to take care of your kids. Me, I’m a father figure. I’m great at displaying affection for my children, and I show them how much I love them all the time.”

The Game is currently on tour, promoting his latest record, LAX.

Source: Westword

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Jess from Ohio on

Good for him! It makes me really happy when people take their negative experiences and turn them into positives. And I find it very admirable when rappers don’t let the fame get to their head and take care of the children they created.

Simone on

Hats off….reading that makes me wanna get adopted by him,lol.Affection is a big issue for a lot of parents and their kids mainly bc the parents didnt grow up with being shown affection….to me breaking the cicle as he did is a fantastic thing!!!!!

allison on

I agree Jess… What a positive roll model for young men!

L on

I love his sons names & he seems like a wonderful father!!

normma on

does anyone know how to pronounce his older son’s middle name (caron)? thanks.

L on

ka-ron

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