Mzansi rapper, Riky Rick, recently revealed in a radio interview that his main goal as a father was to teach his children about being responsible from a young age.
Riky Rick has two children, a 10-year-old daughter and a 5-year-old son. They are his world. But at the same time, he wants them to learn about how to be responsible from a much younger age.
According to SA Hip Hop magazine, Riky revealed in an interview with Bruce Whitefield on Radio 702, his upbringing, making comparison to then and now, and how he had mastered a way that to teach his kids on valuing hard work.
He said he didn’t want his kids to grow up only knowing privilege and that he wanted them to learn things the hard way so they can appreciate it more.
“I would never want my kids to grow up in beautiful circumstances all the time… I also want them to go through a little bit of pain. We never talked about money growing up. I didn’t understand what pressure going to Hilton put on my parents’ shoulders.”
The rapper said although he went to Hilton College, it was a bitter-sweet experience.
“I went to Hilton College… it was a bitter-sweet experience. I always knew I wasn’t the same as the other kids. I leaned towards sports and music. I was part of the choir.”
Riky also explained that he felt like he had two lives, as a father and a hip hop character who spends way too much.
“I have two lives. I’ve got the life of a hip hop character… there’s one side of me that’s a massive consumer… My worst consumption habit stems from fashion… it’s the fastest way to burn money.”
Riky also added that he wanted his children to start working from an early age.
“My daughter is 10 and my son 5… I tell them they have to start working early. Kids are very much in their phones now… It sucks.”
Four months ago, Briefly.co.za reported that Riky Rick is a rapper that has won several awards and sold thousands of albums, he has become very popular. But he says he never got into music for the fame and it happened by mistake.
Riky Rick recently announced a music festival that will feature upcoming young artist next to more established musicians. It has always been this very successful rapper's 'thing' to help others, and that's what this music festival will do for young musicians.
"I have always wanted to help other people. That has always been my nature. You know, I became a star by mistake. It was by virtue of me being able to rap over my beats. That then became my thing."
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