Achieving success has brought 21 Savage numerous blessings, yet he acknowledges a downside – the limited time he can spend with his children. In a recent episode of Shannon Sharpe’s Club Shay Shay podcast, released on January 24, the American Dream rapper delved into the subject of parenthood.
Expressing his views, 21 Savage believes that a more modest level of success may be conducive to better parenting. According to him, the demands of a prosperous career can hinder one’s ability to fulfill parental responsibilities.
He remarked, “I be feeling like I don’t be doing all the way my job because of my job. So I be tryna balance that out. It’s like you work to gain all this success and all the good sh*t, but 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, because when you broke, you got way more time”
He emphasized the significance of being present for various aspects of a child’s life, suggesting that material gifts, while important, may not hold the same weight.
21 Savage concluded, concurring with Shannon’s perspective that sometimes, a child’s fundamental need is the time and attention of their parents.
This perspective from 21 Savage on the challenges of balancing success and parenting sheds light on the complexities faced by those in the spotlight, prompting a broader conversation on the evolving dynamics of family life in the pursuit of professional achievement.