Offset Says He Made a 'Promise to Myself' as a Kid to Be There for His Children: 'No Matter Any Circumstance'

The Migos alum, now a father of 5, also revealed on 'The Jennifer Hudson Show' that he encourages his children to "put the work in"

<p>Cardi B/ Instagram</p> Cardi B, Offset and their children pose for a photo

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Cardi B, Offset and their children pose for a photo

Offset is reflecting on a powerful "promise" he made to himself before he became a father.

The Migos alum and father of five, 32, revealed on The Jennifer Hudson Show Friday that when he was a child — and before the birth of his first son, 14-year-old Jordan — he had already committed to being "there for my children."

"It's the main role. It's my thoughts when I walk in. And everything I'm doing, I'm always thinking about that because I represent them," Offset said of fatherhood.

"I don't just represent me no more. It's hard, especially in entertainment," he continued. "Being able to travel all the time. But I'm in tune with my kids. I'm making school pickups."

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After explaining on Friday's episode to host Jennifer Hudson that he had picked up one of his daughters from school just two days earlier, the rapper added that he's "making those efforts" as a result of how he was raised.

"Growing up I was raised — like I said — by women," he noted. "My father, I love him, ain't no hate toward him. But unfortunately, he couldn't be there so I made sure I gave a promise to myself when I was a kid, before I had kids, that no matter any circumstance, I'm gonna make sure I'm there for my children. And it shows, because all my children excel in school and sports, and no trouble in school."

Now a proud dad of five, Offset shares daughter Kulture Kiari, 5½, and son Wave Set, 2½, with Cardi B, and is also dad to sons Jordan and Kody, 9, and daughter Kalea Marie, 8½, from previous relationships.

<p>Chris Millard/Warner Bros.</p> Offset appears on 'The Jennifer Hudson Show'

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Offset appears on 'The Jennifer Hudson Show'

As Offset told Hudson, his oldest boy even "surprised" him recently with a new skill he picked up: producing music on FLStudio (formerly FruityLoops).

"Last Christmas, [Jordan] pulled out his computer... And he's like, 'Daddy, can I play you a beat?' And so he plays me a beat, but then he makes it in front of me," Offset recalled. "And I'm like, 'You're 12, man. How you know how to do that?' He's like, 'I've just been practicing.' And it sounded good."

The "Say My Grace" musician added that he then encouraged Jordan to "lock in" and create his "own sound."

"I'm the type of dad, I'm very tough on my kids about achievements, 'cause I don't want you to ever think it's easy," he said. "The world ain't easy in real life. They have the luxury of maybe being able to get some things that other kids can't get, but I want them to understand the significance of hard work."

"I do that on purpose though because I'm a father, Imma be a little tough on my boys," he later revealed. "I want them to understand nothing is given."

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Elsewhere in the interview, Offset also discussed how he wants to make sure his children don't think they can " just be successful" because their father is. "It don't work like that," he said. "You gotta put the work in, the grind in."

Offset's first-ever solo headline tour, the Set It Off Tour, kicks off Sunday in Philadelphia and wraps in April in Atlanta.

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