Chris Brown was in the throes of his superstar career when he got a phone call that changed his life. It was in a phone call he found out he had a daughter.
From that moment, everything changed for him.
In an interview with Icon Mann, the singer said, "When I found out about my daughter, a lot of emotions were running through my head. Backing out was not an option in my head. I would never run from a responsibility, especially not from the angel God has blessed me with."
But, to be a good father to his 2-year-old daughter Royalty, whom he calls his "twin," it did take some adjustments.
"The hardest part of being a father is, given my past life and the 'Rockstar' things I used to do, I won't allow negativity to consume or convolute her growth," he said. "The 'easy' part is that I want the ABSOLUTE BEST for ROYALTY and our time together can never be replaced."
The singer said he always wanted to be a father, but he certainly didn't know that it would happen the way it did (she was 9 months old when he found out).
"Fatherhood has been something I wanted to experience for a while," he said. "I had no experience, but the challenge and the love I have for my daughter has been teaching me everything about life!"
What he's learning now is that she doesn't really care that he's a Grammy-winning performer. He's no Elsa in her mind.
"My daughter knows my songs, but I'm no one compared to 'Frozen.' She sings and watches that twice a day," he said.
Whether she makes a career out of singing remains to be seen. After all, she is only 2 years old.
"I want her to have her own dreams and aspirations. I'm just the unconditional supporter for her. I love what she will love," he said, later adding, "My daughter doesn't have to follow in my footsteps, but if she wants to I'll be there to do my best. I just want her to have every opportunity possible while being able to maintain humility and love!"
Clearly a family man these days, Chris was asked what the common misconception of being a black father, he said, "I'm not going to discredit black men with the curse of negligence. There is not one race better than the next and we all have our issues. Men and women as a whole should be responsible enough to provide for their family."
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