Do you think that you’ll ever get married?
I always say that I’ll never get married, but somewhere down in me it’s like I’m secretly planning my wedding. When I’m in my crib, or I’m by myself, I just try not to think too hard before I go and do it before I’m ready to do it. I love going to weddings. I watched my close friend Styles get married. I’m just weighing my options.
Do you have a significant other right now?
Not really. Me and my son’s mother is real cool and on good terms, and she would probably be the one that I would marry if I was to get married. I’m just like a old school dude that feels that he has to take care of his family and his kids and see how it plays out. I see a lot of dudes that don’t take care of their families. I always said I wouldn’t never be like that.
Do you pray?
I pray everyday. When I wake up and before I go to bed, sometimes during the day. I think praying is very important. I’m not going to say that I’m very religious and I don’t go to church as much as I should probably, but I definitely pray more than the average person. I’m a man of the Lord.
Give me two words to describe yourself that people would never expect about you?
I’m very giving. I go out my way for a lot of people and do a lot of things that don’t get noticed, but it’s out of the kindness of my heart. I like charity; I just donated some money to a charter school in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. I was down there for a walk-through last week, and the coach came and he told a story that really touched me. When I got home I spoke with my accountant, and I sent them a couple thousand. That’s something that won’t get publicized. Now it will because you’re doing this interview, but besides that no one would know. I do a lot of things like that that people people that don’t know me and see me and think I’m mean wouldn’t know. I’m a Gemini also, I have a good heart, but this heart can get ugly. [Laughs]
What are you the most passionate about?
I’d say my kids. My family and my career, but my family more than anything. I just lost my grand pops, [and] my mom is a little sick. Actually, I lost my grandmother and my grandfather in the same year. My grandmother first, then my grandfather a few weeks ago. It was my father’s mother, and my father is the youngest child out of his brothers and sisters, so seeing him go through that gave me a whole new outlook on family. Just to start doing more things. I do a lot of things with my kids, but I’m trying to push more family reunions and dinners. That really hurt my whole father’s side of the family, seeing my grandmother go. They handled it well, but you can tell that they’re going through a real hardship. Before I experience that, I just want to live life to the fullest and enjoy it.
So your son is 14 years old. Is he coming to you about girls yet?
I think right now he’s getting in the season with the girl thing. He’s on the phone and BBMing, Skypeing. He’s doing a lot of that now. He talked to me about girls, but he’s more interested in other things more than girls right now. He’s a good kid and gets good grades. Especially how the world is today, you don’t know how it can go with the youth. You try to grip them up and keep them on the right track.