Rapper Meek Mill maybe busy with keeping Nicki Minaj happy, but he also knows how important it is to be in his son’s life. The Philly spitfire, wrote a heartfelt open in Time magazine to his four-year old son in honor of Father’s Day.

In the missive for Time magazine, the MMG rhymer discussed how difficult it is to spend time with him due to his hectic schedule and rap career. Nevertheless, Mill promises to be a strong role model in his son’s life despite never having a dad in his life as a child.

"Growing up without a father made me realize just how special time is with my son," he writes. "As a father, now I get to give my son the life I never had. Being able to give him anything he wants is one of the best feelings in the world - but it’s also scary."

Mill further explains what it was like growing up without a father and how his mother stepped in to play both mom and dad.

"I never had a strong male figure in my life. I didn’t have that person to teach me things fathers teach their sons because my father was killed when I was young," he writes. "It was just me, my mom, and my sister, so I had to be the man of the house. When I was younger, I remember being able to speak to my father and then in the blink of an eye, he was gone."

"My mom played the role of both mom and dad," he continues. "We had nothing growing up, so my mom worked any job she could find to provide for me and my sister. I love her so much for that. But as much as I appreciated everything my mother did for me, she couldn’t fill the space that a father should hold in a child’s life."

In the end, Mill is prepare for the challenges ahead and dedicated to being a father to his son. "I love my son with all my heart, and I would do anything for him. It’s a crazy feeling knowing that I will help him become a great man," he writes.

Read Meek Mill's entire letter at Time.com.

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