Nasty C revealed during the media launch of his African Throne World Tour with Cassper Nyovest that he and his partner Sammie Heavens welcomed their son, Oliver, two months ago.
The rapper noted that parenting has had a significant impact on his approach to his career. “I’ve always taken it seriously, but I’ve always put fun in the forefront. I’ve always been the type of guy to say once this thing stops being fun I’m going to stop doing it.
“Now it’s not like that any more. I’m trying to make music that will last forever more than ever. I want to leave something behind that he’s going to be very proud of.”
Nasty C also acknowledged his emotional growth, stating that he is in a better mental and emotional state.
“I’ve been taking far better care of myself. Mentally, emotionally, physically. There’s a lot of undoing just from the way I was raised so that when he looks at me and absorbs the things I say and do, he takes all the right stuff.
“My father had a lot of stepmothers. Obviously, the dynamics were kind of weird and it can affect the way you look at your father. There’s been a lot of resentment. You can hear it in my old music.
“I sounded like I hate my father. My relationship with him now is something I was very intentional about fixing. You’ll hear about it in the album as well. There’s forgiveness, but also understanding.”