Timaya, dancehall singer, says he won’t stop his daughter, Emma, from being a stripper if she so desires.


The 37-year-old singer says he will not stand in the way of his daughter’s happiness no matter what she chooses to do with her life.

“Whatever makes her happy, 10 or 20 years down the line,” the ‘Ah Blem Blem’ singer said in an interview with Vibe.

“If today she tells me daddy I want to be a stripper, that’s her life.


“I brought her into this world. I just need to make her understand what is good and bad, what is right and wrong.

“Sometimes what you think is wrong for the child can be good for the child. Imagine, my father wanted me to be a banker, how? That’s not what I wanted to be.

“I followed my dream. Just imagine if my parents had stopped me. This music that they never wanted me to do is what is taking the whole family somewhere, so, I think I should allow my daughter express herself.”


Emma has strong opinions about her father, from his music to “bad breath”.

“Sometimes she tells me that ‘Daddy I don’t like that song, take it off’, and I will be like ‘why don’t you like it?’ I’m trying to grow my kids in the way of love just so that they can be real,” he said.

“If I have bad breath, my daughter can tell me, ‘Daddy your breath does not smell nice’.

“Music and fatherhood is a happy life. I’m not living like I have to be serious because I’m doing music.


“It’s the job but that’s my life. I might just be doing music sometimes in the studio with my daughter but of course I’m a father, I know what is good for her at her age.”

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