Wiz Khalifa Details Fatherhood's Impact On His Life
Exclusive: Wiz Khalifa says his son "has helped me as a person and as a business person."
Wiz Khalifa, whose son Sebastian was born February 2013, recently spoke with HipHopDX about how his life has changed since becoming a father.
"When it comes to fatherhood and music, those two are two totally different things," Wiz Khalifa says in an exclusive interview with HipHopDX. "So, who I am professionally is totally different from who I am as a father and as a person.
"I think it's just a part of growing up," Wiz continues. "You know, everybody has that point where they grow up and you get more responsibilities and schedule your life and you do things a little bit differently than you did when you was younger and you're not able to be as wild and as spontaneous. You know what I'm sayin'? Structure is always needed, so my kid coming into my life and helping me structure everything has helped me as a person and as a business person."
Wiz Khalifa may have added more structure to his life when he became a father, but he says the importance of self-discipline, independence and education was instilled in him from an early age.
"I got it from my dad," Wiz Khalifa says. "He always expressed to me the importance of working for yourself and educating yourself and you know, just making the best out of any situation you're put into. So, the fact that I make music, the fact that I dress the way that I do, the fact that I smoke weed, it could all be applied in a business sense."
Wiz Khalifa and his now-wife Amber Rose had Sebastian in February. "Everyone welcome this perfect young man into the world," Wiz Khalifa said at the time of his son's birth.