BET's 'For the Fellas' Takes Deep Dive Into Fatherhood in a Modern World

With Nick Cannon, Lance Gross, and new dad DDG on deck, the unfiltered discussion explores the intricacies of raising kids while balancing a demanding career in the limelight.

Before Father's Day arrived, a group of our favorite fellas in Hollywood candidly discuss their unique journeys in parenthood.

"For the Fellas" is back with its latest installment on BET. Nick Cannon, Lance Gross, and DDG discuss their fatherhood experiences and lessons learned. During the episode, the entertainers explore multifaceted topics, including work-life balance, the significance of community, and the dynamics of raising children in an unconventional environment.

Cannon, a proud father of 12, discussed his untraditional lifestyle while navigating fatherhood and why he isn't bothered by those criticizing his large family.

"I don't owe anybody an explanation of how I father except for my children. And [as] long as the connection is there for them, as long as they're happy with their father, it's not going to be traditional," he explained. "We gonna go through some stuff, but one thing every single one of my children knows is that I love them, unconditionally."

During another moment in the episode, the "I’m Geekin" rapper opened up about the bond he's established with his first child, Halo, who is five months old, whom he shares with his girlfriend, Halle Bailey.

"Even though he can't talk, I feel like we got a connection where I 'm able to make him laugh [and] smile," he said. "I feel like that's my superpower as a dad."

While discussing the power of community, Gross explained how his parents—who were married for over 46 years—laid the foundation for the support system he leans on while raising two kids with his wife, Rebecca Jefferson. "Having that as a blueprint helped shape my world," he said.

Although Gross' father died in 2017 before he welcomed his son, the actor says, "I try to be at least a high percentage of what my father was."

His supportive community also consists of a strong brotherhood that helps him balance his responsibilities. "We always hop on the phone if we need advice from each other or if we're going through it's shoulders to lean on. All of us want well for each other."

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