When it comes to his granddaughter, actor and rapper Ice Cube gave his son, O’Shea Jackson Jr., wise words of advice about fatherhood.
The famous dad told his namesake to always be real with his daughter to build trust as a parent. At the premiere of “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” on Saturday, O’Shea spoke with Us Weekly about raising his little one.
And the 28-year-old actor, who welcomed his baby girl in 2017, shared the advice Ice Cube gave to help him be a better dad.
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“When it comes time, always tell the truth. Don’t try to hide nothing. Don’t try to sugarcoat too much because if they don’t find the truth from you, they’ll never trust you.”
“When it comes to my daughter, if I ever get some real serious questions, I’m just gonna ask my mom!”
The actor, who calls his daughter his “little buddy,” said fatherhood helped him become a better person. He explained:
“[Fatherhood] makes me crank up the work level and it really makes my BS meter a little bit lower when it comes to work because you’re not just doing it for yourself. You know, I’m not just making the money for me. It’s about making sure that she’s in a position to choose whatever life she wants, and that’s important. I’m living for someone.”
O’Shea, who plays a member of the military in director Mike Dougherty’s new film, told Essence about a special father-daughter moment he had while filming the new entry to the series.
He said of fatherhood:
“It gives you a new purpose in life. It is game time. It is fourth quarter, and it makes you about your business. It makes you more calculated in how you handle yourself and the things that will represent your child going further in life.”
“And the day she was born was actually the day I got to touch Godzilla’s skin so it was super meaningful and it was deep. It was great. That’s my best friend.”
“Godzilla: King of the Monsters” will be in theaters on May 31.