Represent That: R&B Fathers Put Family First

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Tyrese is known for R&B hits like “One” and “Sweet Lady” but, the R&B singer/actor is also a father to nearly two year old daughter Shayla (pictured at the 2009 Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards).

tyrese, r&b fathers, represent, family first

tyrese, r&b fathers, represent, family first

Tyrese is known for R&B hits like “One” and “Sweet Lady” but, the R&B singer/actor is also a father to nearly two year old daughter Shayla (pictured at the 2009 Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards).

eric benet, r&b fathers, represent, family first

eric benet, r&b fathers, represent, family first

Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Eric Benet puts his daughter, India, first.

usher, r&b fathers, represent, family first

usher, r&b fathers, represent, family first

Usher maintains a busy life that includes philanthropy, entreprenurial deals, and music. But, the Diamond-selling dad consistently finds time to spend with his boys Nayvid and Usher Raymond V.

“What I do is, I try to get [my work] done and get home on the weekends if possible … but when I’m with my boys it’s just all about them,” Usher told ET (June 2009)

(Pictured: Usher and Usher Raymond V spend a day at the beach)

case, r&b fathers, represent, family first

case, r&b fathers, represent, family first

Lovely and “Touch Me, Tease Me,” singer Case moved from New York to Atlanta to be closer to his two children.

He tells BAW: “It was strictly for the kids. That was 100 percent the reason. They are 15 and nine now… I was always present in their lives, but not everyday. That kind of fixed that part of my life.”

jamie foxx, r&b fathers, represent, family first

jamie foxx, r&b fathers, represent, family first

Jamie Foxx is often noted as a ‘quadruple threat’ due to the titles actor, comedian, singer, and radio host. To his daughter Corrine he is simply Dad.

Pictured: Foxx and Corrine on the red carpet.

ginuwine, r&b fathers, represent, family first

ginuwine, r&b fathers, represent, family first

Last Chance and “Differences” singer Ginuwine has caused fans to scream, cry and throw assorted items on stage over the years. When the lights go down though, Ginuwine is dad to eight children !

Unknown to the public before this year, Ginuwine broke the news in an interview with Sister2Sister magazine’s Jamie Foster Brown.

“Together? (with wife, Sole) We only have two. She had two before me and we had two together. And I had four more before her,” Ginuwine confirmed.

jermaine dupri, r&b fathers, represent, family first

jermaine dupri, r&b fathers, represent, family first

While Jermaine Dupri is not a vocalist, the former SoSoDef mogul has produced R&B/Hip Hop sounds for Mariah Carey, Jagged Edge and Usher — to name a few.

(Pictured: Jermaine Dupri and daughter, Shaniah)

lionel richie, r&b fathers, represent, family first

lionel richie, r&b fathers, represent, family first

Beyond the reality shows, red carpet appearances, and albums, Lionel Richie and Nicole Richie have a strong father-daughter bond.

wayne brady, r&b fathers, represent, family first

wayne brady, r&b fathers, represent, family first

Wayne Brady has plenty of jokes and soul but, the former “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” star is a happy father too.

(pictured: Wayne Brady and daughter, Maile)

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