Wiz Khalifa has told critics to ‘chill’ after he was criticised for letting his son take the bus to school.
A lot of people seem to have a problem with the fact Khalifa is ‘rich’, and therefore could afford to take his son to school by other means.
Earlier this week, the rapper posted a photo of himself and his son Sebastian, captioning it:
1ST DAY OF KINDERGARTEN. RODE THE BUS AND ERE THANG!! [sic]
However, some of Wiz’s followers, weren’t happy about Sebastian taking the bus, and thought Khalifa should be taking him privately or otherwise.
But the 30-year-old rapper was quick to shut down the critics, writing:
Being rich don’t got nothing to do with a child’s experience. [sic]
All y’all people asking why I would let my son ride the bus, cause I’m rich. And he said he wanted to ride the bus with his friends, so let kids do what they want to do. Chill. [sic]
Many of Khalifa’s Instagram followers were also quick to respond, defending the rapper for his decision.
When I first saw this, the thing that stood out most to ME were you all allowing him to ride the bus and I cheered for him. It will be a great social experience for him and if it’s not at least he gave it a try! How people saw something wrong in that is mind boggling. [sic]
I personally think it’s adorable that he rode the bus & he’s being a child. It’s important that has those experiences & most of all he’s happy which is what truly matters in the end. Ppl are always forcing things on their children & not listening to the child. [sic]
Children don’t care about expensive things, pulling up in a crazy car, etc, they want to be with their friends, in their comfort zone… From the look on his face he had a great first day. [sic]
A third commented:
Letting your child ride the bus like the rest of the kids is awesome. I’m sure you enjoyed it as a child. I’m sure you pay taxes in your area and it pays for transportation and provides jobs for people to drive the buses! [sic]
YOUR AN OUTSTANDING PARENT IN MY BOOK! NO NEED TO HAVE YOUR CHILD PULL UP IN A FANCY CAR ON FIRST DAY! MAYBE HE MADE A GOOD FRIEND ON THE FIRST DAY ON THE BUS! [sic]
Khalifa shares custody of his son, Sebastian, with the boy’s mother, Amber Rose. The pair dated from 2011 to 2014, according to MailOnline.
In a tribute with Bang Showbiz, Rose spoke about her ambitions for her son, and how she wants to be a good role model for him.
I want my son to see me still do amazing things, and grow up and be like, ‘Man, my mom was having a good time. She took care of me, she got up for school.’ I just believe that moms can do it all.
Looks to me like Wiz and Amber are doing a good job so far.
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Charlie Cocksedge is a journalist at UNILAD. He graduated from the University of Manchester with an MA in Creative Writing, where he learnt how to write in the third person, before getting his NCTJ. His work has also appeared in such places as The Guardian, PN Review and the bin.