In a Shadow and Act exclusive clip from Prime Video's upcoming Lil Baby doc, Untrapped: The Story of Lil Baby, the rapper showcases a part of him many may not have seen-- his life as a father.
“Family is more important to me than anything,” the father of two says in the above clip. “I don’t ever see me leaving my kids. I don’t wanna be no holiday dad and not just talk to you."
He also opens up about the relationship with his own father and how that impacts his own parenting.
“My dad kind of stayed out of town,” he added. “It was like I’d see him every now and then, a couple times a year. I can’t really say, to this day, the situation him and my momma had. So, I don’t just have that father/son relationship that I would want, or I feel that I should have had. My son asks me stuff like, ‘Did you used to do this with your daddy?’ And my answer is like, ‘No.’ I really do want him to understand like everybody don’t be having that growing up. I ain’t have it. … He tells me, ‘Daddy, I want to do everything you do.’ And that means the most to me. I take that s**t serious.”
Here's the official description of the film:
Grammy-winning rapper Lil Baby has been one of the world’s most impactful artists since his first release in 2017. Untrapped tells his story, and details his meteoric rise to become the most dominant name in the rap game. While still a teenager, Baby— known to friends and family as Dominique Armani Jones— was one of the most notorious figures in the streets of West Atlanta, before he was arrested and sent to prison. After his release in 2016, he faced a hard choice: Return to the fast money of the streets, or take a chance that his charisma and untested talent could bring him success as a rapper. In 2020, his second album, My Turn, was the year’s top seller across all genres of music. Today, Lil Baby is a devoted father to his two young boys and a powerful voice in the fight for racial justice and police reform. Untrapped: The Story of Lil Baby chronicles the astonishing rise of a singular artist and activist, and explores the systemic oppression that keeps far too many people of color from participating in the American Dream.
The film is produced by Quality Films, MGX Creative and 4PF, from producers Dominique “Lil Baby” Jones, Pierre “P” Thomas, Kevin “Coach K” Lee, Karam Gill, Daniel Malikyar, Andrew Primavera, and Blase Biello.
Watch the full clip above.
The film comes out on Aug. 26.