Joey Bada$$ Says Becoming A Girl Dad Made Him Soft “In The Best Way Possible”

Joey Bada$$

Joey Bada$$ spoke about life as a girl dad while promoting a free mentorship program he created for men of color.

Joey Bada$$ explained how fatherhood changed him for the better during an appearance on Good Morning America. The Pro Era rapper discussed his life as a girl dad promoting his new mentorship program on ABC’s morning show.

“[Becoming] a girl dad has made me a very soft individual,” Joey Bada$$ said with a laugh. “But in the best possible. It’s made me have way more patience than I’ve ever had. It’s made me become a better listener and just become more of a gentle being.”

Joey Bada$$ was asked about his desire to help men of color through the creation of his Impact Mentorship program. He told GMA it was important to open a pathway for others to find professional and financial independence.

“I’m finding ways to give back,” Joey Bada$$ said. “I’m finding ways to create opportunities for other people who are not particularly represented or spoken for or have access to the resources. I feel like when I’m doing that, I’m living in my purpose the most.”

Applications for the free mentorship program close on October 29. The program offers opportunities to learn from Joey Bada$$, 9th Wonder, Young Guru, former Supreme creative director Tremaine Emory and more.