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Having a child outside wedlock is shameful and disrespectful – Rapper, Ruggedman

By Patricia Uyeh,

Nigerian rapper,  Michael Ugochukwu Stephens, popularly known as Ruggedman, in a recent interview talked about his love life and how he had vowed never to have a baby mama.

He added that he believed any woman who decides to have a child out of wedlock is shameless and lacking morals.

Disagreeing  with Eedris Abdulkareem who said that those celebrities who have baby mama are going to regret it eventually,  Ruggedman said that the only people who will regret having baby mamas are those who do not have the resources to take care of the child. According to Ruggedman,  he would rather adopt a child than have baby mamas.

He said:

“I’ve never been an advocate for baby mama. One of the things I vowed in this life is never to have a child out of wedlock,”

“And, saying they will regret it depends. Because the son of a millionaire who has a baby mama definitely will not regret it, you understand? But it’s only a hustling guy who hasn’t even made any money yet, who doesn’t have any plans, those are the kind of people who at the end of the day will regret it. Bottom line, what I’m trying to say is, any guy who is well to do, who has a good job, be it in entertainment or nine to five, and you have a steady income, and you have a baby mama – at least maybe not too many, if you have one or two, fine – you should be able to take of yourself. Especially if God helps you, your baby mama is actually someone who works too. Because if you have the type of baby mama that doesn’t do any job and just looks up to you for whatever money you give her, then you’re in trouble. If a man who has a steady income has a baby mama and plans well, I don’t think he will suffer.”

The 41-year-old rapper went on to criticise women who get pregnant without getting married, saying:

“Morally, it’s not right for me, I don’t know how the younger guys are growing up these days. When I was coming up I knew a lot of good and bad. I knew a lot of dos and don’ts and it’s so unfortunate that nowadays girls get pregnant and they don’t feel ashamed. Back in the days, a girl will get pregnant and she’ll want to kill herself out of shame and embarrassment and all but nowadays, girls get pregnant and they really don’t care. I don’t know if I should say they are now shameless; no morals. You see a lot of girls nowadays, they have baby showers but they don’t have husbands. They’re trying to make it look as if it’s a normal thing for an unmarried female to have a baby. It is not normal. Any young girl out there listening to me, it is not the normal thing for you to get pregnant and have a child out of wedlock. It is not normal. It is shameful and it is some serious disrespect to your family. Even if your social media friends make it like it’s OK, it is not.”

When asked if he has a child somewhere that no one knows of, he laughed it off, saying:

“In this day and age of social media you’ll not know? What is it we do on social media that you people don’t know? Anybody with a smartphone is a media person. Like I said, I grew up in a different era. I grew up in a time when people respected their parents, when people respected culture, when people had morals and that’s what I still maintain. Basically, I vowed not to have kids out of wedlock and I’m still holding onto that. But by God’s grace that will change soon, meaning madam will soon come, children will soon come. “

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