King Kaka: I never forgave my father
Kenyan rapper Rabbit King Kaka has for the first time revealed that he had a sour relationship with his late dad.
The Adisia star says he regrets not burying the hatchet with his old man before he passed on.
Rabbit says he has always found it difficult to speak about his tart relations with his father, because it was “personal” for him.
Following the release of his new song titled Papa, featuring acclaimed music band Elani, Rabbit has finally confronted those feelings in the public arena.
“Papa for me is personal. Since I started my music career I have never really spoken about my father. He passed away before I could forgive him and it haunts me to this day,” raps Rabbit.
He adds that he wasn’t the only victim of acrid relationship with his dad – his mother too was.
“I won’t lie to you; I wasn’t in good terms with my father back in 1993 when I was a kid. I witnessed dad disagree with mum,” he says.
His dad would later extend an olive branch, but the rapper would reject his peace attempts.
“Dad apologised and even sent for me. I always blame myself for that…I declined to tell dad goodbye. That hurts me to date,” sings Rabbit.
Now a dad himself, King Kaka is keen to right the wrongs.
“I am now a father and I would not want to have the same relationship I had with my father to trickle down to my kids. I am not perfect but I will try my best to be a better father to them.”
King Kaka says that the song is a celebration track for all fathers.
Watch, below, the song that was produced by Cedo and the video, directed by Young Wallace:
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