A lot of women complain about the lack of eligible, good Black men, but reality stars KeKe Wyatt and Rasheeda agree that developing those men starts with the moms.
“Us as mothers are raising our sons as heathens. How can you expect for men to be worth a darn, when you ain’t raising…?” asked “R&B Divas” star KeKe, at a recent event in Washington, D.C.
While it’s widely accepted that many moms spoil their sons and teach their daughters to be independent, KeKe said that’s not how she does things.
“I have four boys and two daughters. I don’t play that crap with my sons. I grew up with four brothers … and they know how to treat a woman,” said KeKe, who challenged moms to raise sons who can evolve into good husbands.
“We have to give birth to the men. Men can’t give birth to themselves. So, if you’re birthing them, you have to raise them to be a good man for somebody out there,” she said.
“Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” star, Rasheeda, co-signed KeKe’s sentiments and reminded parents that if they don’t teach young boys how to treat women, the rap stars will.
“I have a 12-year-old son. I talk that little boy ear off,” she said. “It’s a lot of things that me and my husband talk to him about ‘cause if we don’t, somebody else will: Lil Wayne and Jeezy and Tip and all them, and that’s not what I want him to be. I want him to be his own man.”
Rasheeda’s message wasn’t just for single moms. She urged all parents to discuss those critical subjects with their kids while they can.
“They not gonna be around you all the time,” she said. “As parents, as single mothers, as fathers, we gotta sit down and talk to our kids, man. That’s the most important thing.”
Watch Rasheeda and KeKe below.
—Tracy L. Scott
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