VH1 reality star Emily B. has two children, one girl and one boy by rapper Fabolous. She shared her with us life on the show “Love & Hip Hop.” Despite peoples antics around her, she maintained a rare level of class. Her actions were intentional.
In an interview with TheYBF, Emily says she promised herself she wouldn’t fight on TV and takes accountability for her role model status:
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On what she tells her teen daughter about fame and social networking
“You know what, I think she has learned so much from me and my experience that I don’t have to tell her anything. I would let her judge for herself and make her own decisions, she’s a smart girl. She’s not even famous and she’s already felt the sting. I allowed her to get a on social networking site with Instagram and already she has 10,000 followers. She already feels judged and there are people stealing her pictures. She told me, ‘Mommy, I don’t know how you do it….I want to delete my Instagram because I don’t like people in my business.’ I just teach her to not let other people’s opinions determine who she is or can be.”
On how women should carry themselves as an example to their daughters
“There are a lot of women who fight on television and I promised myself that I would never do that. My advice to women who are put in bad situations in front of their kids is to shut down! You don’t have to participate in the madness.”
On how she gets her children’s respect
“One thing I teach my daughter is to have patience. I’m always calm and I speak to my kids in a calm tone. I never raise my voice to my daughter. Once you raise your voice, kids stop listening. If I ever need to raise my voice, my kids know I mean business.”
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