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Admirable Celebrity Dads [VIDEO]

Being a celebrity father is much tougher than meets the eye.  Kids deserve as much attention as possible however with a career such as music or acting, sometimes it’s hard to find time for everything.  Below are some celebrity fathers who have managed to make it work and are willing to shed some advice:

First, NAS went on CNN’s Starting Point earlier this morning and spoke to them about the motivation for his new single titled “Daughters.”

JAY-Z on newborn daughter Blue Ivy Carter

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“I imagine I’ll take things I learned from my mom and things I’ve learned from raising my nephews and apply that.  Everyone imagines they’ll be a great dad until their [kids are] teenagers. [They say], ‘Get away from me, Dad. You’re embarrassing me.’ ”

DWYANE WADE on sons Ziare and Zion

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“For me, it shows a lot of people that you need to fight to be in your kids’ lives sometimes. You fight until you can’t fight any more. That’s all I was trying to be, a father in his kids’ lives,”

USHER on sons Usher Raymond V and Naviyd Ely

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“They make we want to get up and live, you know. I have a purpose that is greater than just, you know, amassing wealth and being recognized, you know. This is, this is real, real life now.”

COMMON on daughter Omoye Assata Lynn

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“I’m not gonna profess to the world that I’m like the greatest father, but I’m a loving father and I put in the hard work to see [my daughter] often because I know it’s important to her and to me. Being with her teaches me about myself.”

PRESIDENT OBAMA on fathers around the world

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“If we want our children to succeed in life, we need fathers to step up. We need fathers to understand that their work doesn’t end with conception—that what truly makes a man a father is the ability to raise a child and invest in that child.”

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