21 Savage Says “Broke” Dad and mom Are Higher Than Wealthy Dad and mom
21 Savage has an interesting perspective on parenthood that challenges the common belief that wealth equates to good parenting.
The rapper recently sat down for an interview on Shannon Sharpe‘s ‘Club Shay Shay,’ which premiered on Wednesday (January 24).
Juggling Fatherhood With A Hectic Rap Career
During their discussion, Savage candidly discussed his thoughts on parenthood, comparing his own upbringing to what he can now offer his children.
The 31-year-old believes that financial stability isn’t the key to successful parenting.
Savage admitted that his demanding career often hinders his ability to be there for his kids, adding, “I be feeling like I don’t be doing all the way my job because of my job.”
He used his profession as an example, explaining that despite the money and fame he’s attained, he has far less time to be a present dad.
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Savage noted that while money allows for certain opportunities and advantages, it often comes at the cost of time spent with loved ones, which, according to him, is priceless.
He further explained his standpoint: “When you’re not financially well-off, you have more time. You’re present for a lot of the moments. Gifts matter, but at the same time, they don’t.”
“So I be trying to like, balance that out […] You work to receive, to gain all the success and all the good sh*t, but it’s like I feel like the best parents in my opinion is parents that don’t got it all. I feel like broke parents are better than rich parents, in my opinion.”
Perhaps it’s not about how much you have but how much time you’re willing to give.
Despite his concerns over balancing family life and his career, however, 21 Savage’s work continues to thrive.
His recently released third studio album, ‘American Dream,’ has been well received by fans, debuting at No.1 on Billboard’s Hot 100.
Per Rolling Stone, his latest body of work sold an impressive 133,000 copies in its first week.
21 Savage Thinks People Are Envious Of His Ties To Drake
During the conversation on ‘Club Shay Shay,’ Savage also touched on his long-standing friendship with friend and frequent collaborator Drake.
The pair have previously collaborated on songs including ‘Rich Flex’ and ‘Jimmy Crooks.’
Not to mention, they also released a whole joint album together, titled ‘Her Loss,’ in November 2022.
But their relationship goes far beyond being great business partners.
When asked if he felt people in the industry were envious of his connection with Drake, Savage posed a rhetorical question in return, “What [do] you feel like a man is if he’s jealous of how cool two other men are? What [do you] think?”
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Sharpe’s response summarized it perfectly, “That’s some hating a**, you know what.”
He also credited Drake for not stifling him out of his worth when he signed up to join him on the It’s All A Blur Tour.
In support of their album, the two decided to hit the road together. When Sharpe asked what’s been the best thing about touring with Drizzy, he responded, “The money.”
“That s**t just comes period when you reach a certain level. Drake ain’t finna pay you nothing that [you’re] not worth. It’s not like he’s just paying you because you’re his friend. They paying you your fee.”
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