Drake & More: 29+ Mini-Me's of Hip-Hop Legends
| LAST UPDATE 02/15/2023
From Nick Cannon to Travis Scott, many hip-hop stars aren't just proud artists - they are also proud parents. Here are some rappers' children who are bound to take over the industry in only a matter of time.
Hold up. Who would have thought Rihanna and A$AP Rocky would have created a miniature version of two of the most successful people in the rap/hip-hop game? Not only was this baby born with ultimate swag, but he has also taken on his dad's looks from the very beginning. Just look at that smile!
Riri kept her pregnancy private, for the most part. And when their baby boy was born, we didn't see much footage. But, as soon as Rihanna posted a rare video of her baby to TikTok, he had our hearts melting. Not to mention, he is a clone of dad! And with another baby on the way, this couple's genes certainly run strong.
Not only does Young Thug have a mini-me, but the Go Crazy rapper has six total! He shares his children with 4 different mothers but couldn't ask for three better sons and daughters. While his music career took off, people started to shame him and his parenting style. But it was only a short time until he proved everyone wrong.
Above, Thugger is seen with one of his sons, and we can tell these two are related from a mile-off. Not only do they both possess the same fire attitude, but their looks aren't far off either. It seems the rapper has taken this one under his wing. Who knows? A Younger Thug could be making its way to our playlists...
That's right. The wild, guitar-smashing rockstar Post Malone is a father! Austin Mahone set aside the beerbongs and Bentleys and traded them in for bottles and a pacifier. We just know he is going to be a hands-on dad, no matter how hard he rocks out on stage. Remember, he has a few mellow symphonies.
After keeping his long-term relationship out of the spotlight, he shared the news, which made both him and his fans excited. Along with his kid's clothing line, the rapper/singer announced he was going to be a father. In the blink of an eye, he welcomed a baby girl into the world and even put a ring on it! Double win for Post Malone...
Although Chris Brown has two children, his eldest daughter, Royalty, nearly looks like an exact copy of her famous rapper dad. And despite being just 8 years old, she's already made a name for herself.
Not only does she have a large following on Instagram with over 1 million followers, but RoRo has even started her career as a model. It's clear she'll be rising to fame like her father in no time at all. The youngster even has sick dance moves, just like the No Guidance artist. We can't wait to see what she'll be up to next.
Drake has never been one to stray away from showing how much his son, Adonis, means to him. From endless Instagram photoshoots to talking about the 5-year-old in his songs, it's without a doubt that this Certified Lover Boy loves his boy. And it doesn't look like his affection will be stopping anytime soon.
"I want to be able to go places with my son and share memories with my son," the award-winning artist confessed. "I don't want to feel like just because of a life choice I made to be, you know, a 'celebrity' that I got to make everybody live under this blanket."
Having the infamous DJ Khaled as one's dad definitely has its perks. The producer's son, Asahd Tuck Khaled, is already out here hitting the studio before other kids even get their own phones. With his impressive shoe collection to red carpet appearances, this 6-year-old has one lavish life.
Both Asahd and his younger brother Aalam's names have been trademarked by the DJ. It seems he knows these two are gonna accomplish amazing things. "It is so beautiful when you can teach a kid to be great because they're born great," the blessed dad of two said. "Genius levels at its highest."
DaBaby isn't the only one in his family living that luxury lifestyle. His daughter, Princess Renny, has her dad wrapped around her finger. The 5-year old sass queen is already rocking more drip than basically anyone else her age. But being a fan of the bling isn't the only thing she and her father have in common.
The rapper has been joined by his "twin" - as he likes to call her - in the studio. We wonder if DaBaby's two other daughters or his stepson tag along to also watch their dad do what he does best. While we can't be sure, what we do know is that these kids are blessed - with their designer shoes and even their own cars!
Diddy's 24-year old son, King Combs, takes the meaning of mini-me's to a whole other level. Not only does he look practically identical to his famous father, but he also followed in his footsteps when it came time to pick a career. And honestly, it seems like he was born to do music.
Since he was 5 years old, the young artist knew he wanted to go into the music industry. And 3 years later, he was already recording and releasing his debut album. "Seeing [my dad] perform… it really clicked," he shared, "this isn't a hobby because of who my dad is, this is my passion."
While Machine Gun Kelly is not one to hold back about how much love he has for his wife Megan Fox, there might be another girl who has a special place in the rapper's heart. And that would be the my ex's best friend's artist 13-year-old daughter, Casie.
Not only has this teen gotten the chance to walk the red carpet, but she's also been able to help out her rapper dad with his songs. "I trust her opinion more than I trust my own now," MGK confessed. "Like, she has her finger on the pulse of what's hot, or if I'm doing a song and it's the right one, she'll confirm it."
Nick Cannon has been a busy guy in the past couple of years. The rapper has made not one, not two, but 12 mini-me's. And while he adores all of his children, he does have his hands full. "Give me a break bus," he teased after finding out he was going to have twins!
And yet still, he is not quite ready to stop having kids. "I've experienced such a wide range of upbringing that I have such a love… for kids and family. I want a big family," Cannon revealed. But out of all 12, the artist said that Moroccan (pictured above) is the most similar to him. He's "me all over again," the singer said.
50 Cent admitted that he was gonna get rich or die tryin'. And it looks like he's lived up to that dream because, according to Celebrity Net Worth, the rapper is worth $40 million dollars. But he's not the only one in the fam who enjoys all that dough.
The artist's son, Sire, is already making the big bucks. At just 10 years old, the little stud has earned nearly $700,000 for a modeling shoot. Being the son of a legendary rapper definitely has its perks. "There's a point where kids view their parents as superheroes," he gushed. "My little guy now, he sees me like that."
Not many people can boss Kanye West around, that is, unless it's his eldest daughter, North. The youngster seems to take after her famous dad, with her attitude and confident personality - it's no doubt this is Ye's child. "I'm like, 'Damn, you worse than the Internet, North,'" 'Ye joked about his mini-me.
Even with all his fame and power, Mr. West can't help but be wrapped around his daughter's finger. From being "her assistant designer for 20 minutes" to influencing the star's Yeezy collection, this 9-year old will be taking over Hollywood in no time at all.
Believe it or not but a toddler was the inspiration behind Travis Scott's hit album, Astroworld. "Fatherhood influences my job. It has a huge impact... a major inspiration," the rapper admitted about his daughter, Stormi Webster. She sure is one lucky lady!
Because the 3-year-old isn't just the owner of her own brand, but she is one of the hottest hip-hop rappers' inspirations. Scott admitted how impressed he is of the little prodigy: "I was already going so hard for the fans, and now? Oh man, Stormi, it's like… I love that."
Offset first welcomed fatherhood when he himself was still a kid. At just 18 years old, the artist was already a dad to one. And he's come a long way since. Today, not only has his family size increased to 4 kids, but his parenting skills have also evolved.
"The journey of fatherhood was kind of tough for me at first," the Migos artist admitted. "Now that I'm older, though, I'm learning." With 3 boys and 2 girls, we have no doubt that Offset has his hands busy. Especially with Kulture Kiari, his 4-year-old daughter, who's already had thousands of dollars spent on her.
Jay-Z and Beyonce's eldest daughter is already one of the coolest kids around town. At just 11-years old, Blue Ivy has taken the music industry by storm. From charting on Billboards 100 to win a BET award, we have no doubt this prodigy inherited some great musical genes.
She is definitely her father's mini-me, and we don't just mean because they look practically the same! The talented youngster has even snatched up a Grammy before reaching double digits! With such successful artists as parents, we cant wait to see what Blue Ivy has in store for us.
Will Smith hasn't held back when it comes to discussing his personal life at home. Especially when it comes to life as a dad of three. This start of this star's life as a parent wasn't always so easy. But today, Smith makes being a father look like a piece of cake.
"Trey (pictured above) had gotten the most ignorant version of my parenting, Jaden had got Will Dad 2.0... and even though Willow had had to shave her head, she had stopped me before her point of no return," Smith admitted about his children. It seems like he's learned a lot since his time in Bel Air.
While we may know her as one of the greatest female rappers around, Nicki Minaj believes she was born to play a different role. "I feel like I was put here to be a mother," the Super Bass artist confessed. Ever since giving birth to her son, Papa Bear, the artist's priorities completely shifted.
Although she did finally come out of her retirement from music, Minaj hasn't changed her mind about motherhood, "I just want to be Mommy," the rapper explained. "Take them to school, go to the parent-teacher conference, help them with their homework, and put their work on the refrigerator."
With 8 kids from different women, it's no surprise that Future has had his fair share of baby mama drama. But despite this, the rapper has been a committed father to all of his mini-me's. From posting many pictures to Instagram to taking them on to the red carpet, the Mask Off artist doesn't shy away from showing off his kids.
Future's 8-year-old son, Future Zahir, is probably the most similar to his famous father. And it's not just because they have the same name or that he is often referred to as Baby Future. The mini-me has already shown his love for luxury items. In 2019, he was given a gold played Rolex Datejust! Like father like son, right?
It took a while for Wiz Khalifa to settle into the role of dad. With baby mama drama and dealing with his haters, the rapper has had plenty of hardships in his lifetime. Yet still, through it all, there was only one thing that mattered most to him... his kid.
"I'm so confident in my parenting skills and what I have to offer," the proud father of 9-year-old Sebastian Taylor said. "My relationship is with my son. As long as he's good, I don't listen to too much of the outside noise." We can't help but commend him for that!
Tyga may be living large with his impressive car collection and his luxurious drip, but the Rack City artist makes sure to share this lavish lifestyle with his mini-me, King Cairo. Let's just say he truly is treated like a king - being the heir of a famous rapper, and all.
"He likes everything I like: cars, women, jewelry," Tyga joked about his 10-year-old. But of course, he doesn't spoil him rotten. "I'm trying to cut back on him with the gifts... I have to kind of teach him that I work for everything," the hip-hop artist explained.
Iggy Azalea doesn't hold back when it comes to her family. She would do anything to protect her little boy, Onyx. "Know that I will smack you in person, and so will his dad [Playboi Carti]," the rapper popped off on the haters who criticized the youngster for what he was wearing.
The Kream artist didn't take the rude comments about the stylish 2-year-old lightly. "Please do know he has a closet full of sneakers and more designer than... you... will ever have," Azalea noted. Honestly, we're gonna have to take her word on this one, after all, she herself has a dope wardrobe.
No matter what he's up to, Tekashi 6ix9ine is arguably well known for making a statement. Whether it be dealing with his baby mama drama or dealing with intense court meetings, the rapper doesn't hold back - especially not when it comes to his family.
The custody battle the rapper has been a part of has led to his separation from his 2nd daughter. "My daughter is my creation, I created her. I deserve to have my daughter whenever I wanna have her," he said. But while all this drama has gone on, Tekashi has continued to post with his 7-year-old, Saraiyah on the 'gram.
Lil Baby has truly made a name for himself in the hip-hop industry. With 6 multi-platinum singles, it's clear the rapper knows how to make money moves. According to Celebrity Net Worth, he's valued at $8 million. But he's not just in this biz for the dough.
"Everything I'm doing is really for my kids," the father of 2 revealed, "Once you get older, you start to look at life differently... so I need more children to continue the legacy." And it looks like the kids have already started to work on that legacy. His 7-year-old son, Jason, already has his very own business...
When he's not busy in the studio recording hit records, 21 Savage spends his time taking care of his three little mini-mes. The rapper doesn't just slay in the music industry - the A Lot artist is also at the top of his game when it comes to fatherhood.
"As far as my kids, I try to be more like a superhero than a role model," he confessed. "I don't want them to go through what I went through... so I spoil the **** out of my kids." His little ones, including Karami (pictured above), are definitely living the good life.
From serving time in jail to landing a spot on Billboard's top charts, Fetty Wap has had to jump through many hoops to get to where he is now. Sadly, the Trap Queen artist dealt with great heartache not too long ago after losing his daughter in 2021.
Unfortunately, his 4-year-old daughter, Lauren, passed away due to a heart defect. "They say that souls can feel your love, RIP," the artist said. Nevertheless, Fetty Wap continues being a committed dad to his other 5 kids, including Khari Barbie (above). "Pieces of my heart. It's them over anything or anybody," he vowed.
Don't take T.I.'s lyrics too literally because this rapper doesn't let his kids have whatever they like. How exactly do we know this? The hip hop legend and his wife, Tiny, have shared what happened between them and their 7 kids behind closed doors since 2011.
From every dentist appointment to family drama, they reported on every detail. But the rapper soon came under first after admitting that he takes part in every routine check-up his 21-year old daughter, Deyjah, has. "We have yearly trips to the gynecologist," he revealed in 2019.
Lil Wayne makes raising 4 kids look so easy. It seems like he really does know how to love. The rapper is always ready to give his mini-me's his fatherly advice whenever they need a pick me up. But don't just take our word for it. His oldest daughter revealed what her famous dad once told her.
"My father told me that sometimes when people don't know love themselves, they can't love other people, and you can't blame them for that," Reginae shared after she and her then-boyfriend TYN Lucci ended things in 2020. Lil Wayne is one knowledgable guy.
The Notorious B.I.G.
The music industry wasn't the only one who felt heartache after The Notorious B.I.G. was tragically taken after a drive-by in 1997. His wife, T'yanna Dream, and the couple's 2 children lost their Big Poppa. But the mini-mes make sure to live up to their legendary father's legacy.
The late rapper's daughter, T'yanna Dream (pictured above), confessed, "I try to just continue the legacy." And the 24-year-old has stayed true to her words. With her very own merch collection, Notoriouss Clothing to posting old pictures with her dad, she has kept the Wallace name alive.
Snoop Dogg isn't just a legendary rapper in the hip hop world or a sous chef to Martha Stewart, but he's also a father to 4 kids. While they aren't exactly "kids" anymore, these lucky few who get to call the icon artist "pops" are making sure they make their dad proud.
The Drop It Like Its Hot artist's son, Cordell, is nearly a carbon copy of Snoop. And not just because of his appearance. The 26 -year-old knows how to make money moves like his old man. With his former athletic career to his NFT work, he's making sure his 2 kids are provided for. Snoop is probably one proud grandpa!
The Game doesn't hold back when it comes to speaking his mind. Especially when it comes to his two sons, King and Harlem, and his daughter, California. This past father's day, the How we do artist shared his true feelings about his children on his social media page.
"It's the disrespect for me," he teased on his Instagram, lecturing his kids for not putting in any effort into getting their dad a gift. "I'm not saying go out and buy… a Lamborghini… but… to really have nothing to show for it… unacceptable." We're sure the public shade guaranteed him a gift for next year!
It appears that Blueface's lyrics aren't the only things in his life that have stirred up some controversy. In April 2021, the rapper was put on full blast after his baby mama claimed that the Thotaina artist ditched his 5-year-old's birthday party. Instead, he was busy participating in a live stream on Twitch.
Despite the criticism from fans, the hip-hop star has shown the world that there is nothing but love between him and his mini-me. Blueface and Javaughn J. Porter spent loads of time together, from cruising in the rapper's Corvette C8 or wearing matching outfits, these two have a strong bond.
It's no secret that Kid Cudi has had his fair share of difficulties with being a publicly famed hip-hop legend. But it seems like now that the Pursuit of Happiness rapper has a daughter, he's extra cautious about the decisions he makes. Because, after all, he is not the only one affected by them.
"I can honestly say she was the wake-up call. The reality that it's bigger than just you now – you have a responsibility, and there's no more time for mistakes," Cudi admitted about his daughter, Vada. It looks like the artist is trying to do his best for his 12-year-old. And honestly, we commend him for his progress.
From discussing it in Time to rapping about it, Meek Mill's always openly discussed the struggles he's faced on his way to the top. But it looks like all the hardships he had were worth it for the Philly-born rapper. "Now, I get to give my [sons] the life I never had," he explained.
"Everything I do, I do for [them]," Meek Mill confessed. "All the shows, all the nights in the studio." Although the father of three didn't grow up with a dad, he himself makes sure that his kids, Murad, "Papi" (pictured above), and Czar, get all the love and affection he has to offer them.
We may have already talked about this little prodigy's rapper dad, but we can't leave out her momma. The two famous stars welcomed their daughter, Kulture, back in 2018. And each day, since she looks more and more like Cardi B. But now, the youngster has some friendly competition.
The couple had a son in 2021, but still, Kulture will always be her first mini-me. "I'm sooo in love with my child. It makes me wanna cry. I don't know what I did right for God to bless me with this beautiful, loving baby," the Bodak Yellow artist shared.
Out of his four kids, Ice Cubes' eldest, O'Shea Jackson, is probably the most similar to his dad. So much so that the 25-year old played the role of the young rapper for the film Straight Outta Compton. But even long before the movie, Jackson Jr. was modeling his life around his famous dad.
Back in the day, he was featured on Ice Cubes track, Ya'll Know How I Am. But that was just the start of his music career. In 2012, Jackon Jr. dropped his debut mixtape, titled Jackin For Beats. "My son, O'Shea. He looks like me, and he can rhyme," gushed the legendary rapper about his son.
Dr. Dre once said, "Kids are the ultimate form of motivation. They're watching. They're mimicking. They're an extension of you. So you have to win." So it makes sense that the rapper has 9 kids! But while some stay away from the spotlight, others don't mind the fame that comes with being Dr. Dre's kids.
His youngest daughter, Truly Young, is probably the most famous kid the 57-year-old has. Her Instagram page has thousands of followers who follow her every move, from her days at the University of California to her snapshots from modeling. This mini-me openly shares her luxurious life.
Back in 1994, Nas wasn't just releasing his debut album, but he was also welcoming his first child. While his famous lifestyle kept him busy for many years, the rapper and his daughter, Destiny Jones, have stayed close. The artist even dedicated a track to her named Daughters.
The 28-year-old learned a lot from her Nas: "My dad definitely taught me to focus on what I'm doing and not get distracted by anyone else. I have my own vision and my own road. He taught me to trust myself and be confident." Today, she spends her days working on her makeup company, Matic Cosmetics.
LL Cool J
Despite being a famous rapper, LL Cool J and his wife, Simone Smith, decided to raise their 4 children in private. Some of them still stay away from the limelight, but others don't. His youngest daughter, Nina Simone, is definitely the artist's mini-me.
The starlet took on the musical genes. When she was 19 years old, the 22-year-old dropped her first single, titled Call Me. The R&B song was beloved by her famous dad. Amo Mama praised, "It was a great choice… as her voice is beautiful, and it matches perfectly with the genre."