Zion Marley

R&B legend Lauryn Hill is a first time grandmother at 41.

Hill's 19-year-old son, Zion, apparently sired a son with a girlfriend. The newborn's name is Zephaniah Nesta.

Zion is the son of Hill and her former partner, 44-year-old Rohan Marley, pictured below with Hill and Zion at his graduation. Rohan is the son of reggae legend Bob Marley, who died of cancer in 1981.

Lauryn Hill

"JAH BLESSINGS," Rohan wrote alongside a picture of himself holding the infant. "WE GIVE THANKS FOR LIFE. Welcome to Earth Little ZEPHANIAH NESTA."

Rohan also posted a photo of his son, Zion, holding the newborn. He shared a Bible verse from Zephaniah 3:16, which is reportedly the inspiration for the baby's name.

"In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem, Fear thou not: and to Zion, Let not thine hands be slack," Rohan wrote.

Lauryn and Rohan, who never married, have five other children together; rising fashion star Selah, younger sister Sarah, and John and Joshua. Lauryn has another son called Micah. She has never revealed the child's father. Some speculate the father is musician Wyclef Jean.

Zion's birth inspired the song "To Zion" from Hill's only album, The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill, which won Grammy Awards for Album of the Year and Best R&B Album in 1999.

  • Yoni7

    BLESSINGS! 40's is the new "granny".

  • nucynu25

    Lboogie really only got one album ??

  • Solstice

    Zion is handsome! Congrats to the family ?

  • Solstice

    Damn shame huh? Smh

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    Congrats young man and family.

  • Yoni7

    1.5. But it was a classic. THAT album is one of the GOAT's in my eyes.

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    Yup!! Some say it is too young, but I love that I can still run around with them and do a lot of the things that I did with my children.

  • Justlooknout

    Congrats to mom, dad and healthy child.

  • Solstice

    I would agree

  • nucynu25

    I love Lboogie but she be pissing me off showing up to concerts 2 days late only to sing one damn album .. bish if you don't get here & sing this lil album.

  • nucynu25

    Agreeded

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Awesome! I use to love Lauryn Hill. She didn't have to be a rapper like Nicki to sell(no shade at all). Her lyrics was the truth. I was so young though lol but now I understand alot of what she was taking about.

  • Lovezoe

    Congrats

  • Yoni7

    "Unsure of what the balance held...." YAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSS!!!!!!

  • Yoni7

    THIS! And be remembered for it. I always remember my grandmother and grandfather to be old asf. I'm gone be "juju'n on dat beat" and everything. LMAO

  • Sucker Free

    Those Marley genes are strong...

  • Lovezoe

    You posted her age as a dig, didn't ya?

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Lauryn Hill is so epic. Why can't she drop MORE albums?

  • Solstice

    She needs to stop that mess! Either you are ready to get it in and perform for your fans or you're not. 2 days late ? tells me she's not ready. If it's the illness I understand completely. Tell you team and psych that your meds need to be recalibrated and once you've balanced, attempt to tour. But that half assed ish won't cut it.

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Yes me too!

  • hi-liter

    It screams "41 is young to be a granny".

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Hey boo!!

  • hi-liter

    Lauren has gorg children.

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Lol

  • Missy

    Zion looks like his Grand Pops. *thumbs up*

  • Sucker Free

    She was dickmatized in epic fashion.....where u been ?

  • hi-liter

    This is a plus.

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    I mean what happened? Did she really lose her mind and have a breakdown?? I love her talent.

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    True. Lol

  • dontgetblocked

    And the tradition continues. More blackish babies born out of wedlock.

  • Sucker Free

    U sound white and jealous. Time to tan??

  • Libra80sBaby

    Yall know Lauryn finna be 5 hours late to shows now. She got Gramma chit to do.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Congrats

  • nekkkyj

    41 is not a bad age to become a grandmother my cousin was 29 when her first grandchild was born she was 13 when she had her first child

  • Darkandlovely617?

    She black ?

  • Angela

    I really hatechu????

  • KcoolMuziq

    My musical idol Prince took financially care of Lauryn and her kids while she was locked up a couple of years ago...

  • MissyJ

    Am I the only one getting a Lenny Kravitz vibe from that pic of Rohan? Probably

  • Libra80sBaby

    Personally, I think the pressure of Fame was too much for her. The constant criticism and what not. She was not here for it.

  • Angela

    Yes she does...Selah is a beauty??

  • KDub

    Well technically Bob Marley can be considered white'ish and he was born outta wedlock too.

  • Tony

    Ya don't say!!

  • nucynu25

    Yessss

  • nucynu25

    Dik had her sitting in the dark butt naked contemplating her whole existence...

  • Libra80sBaby

    ONE! and I aint counting that Unplugged chit. Was trash

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    "Black" bish claimed police don't go to / are afraid of the hood.

  • nucynu25

    Booski ???

  • KDub

    And whilst naked...Drinkin Henny on the couch per YOU lmaooo

  • nucynu25

    Babe ????

  • Angela

    I think between what Wyclef put her through and what Rohan did, she lost more than one....

  • nucynu25

    ?? dreadful

  • Libra80sBaby

    Aint no way I could spend my coins on her ass...I wouldnt even go for free cause my time is more precious than my coins

  • KDub

    Im convinced she was blackballed from industry after it came out she didnt write those songs on Miseducation. Speak on it here often.

  • KDub

    Im technically eligible to be a granny. And my daughter aint no teen either. AND?

  • Darkandlovely617?

    I'm curious about folks like that: are they like that for real in real life or is there an internal self struggle going on ?

  • Sucker Free

    U seen this hoe?

  • nucynu25

    Okayyy

  • Libra80sBaby

    Nice of him. And he didnt brag about the chit neither. Salute

  • Darkandlovely617?

    She had a pic up many moons ago and has stated she's black
    Formerly known as Barberz ( or something like that)

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Nope just scrolled up and he does look similar

  • doubledee

    Zion is so handsome. And he's a pretty decent rapper, have y'all heard his song using Fu ge la la beat?

  • doubledee

    Damn ?

  • ebonics

    I love that song to Zion sooo much. I love that she refused to sell out for the elites, and chose to keep her son instead of having an abortion to further her career. Respect Lauryn <3 The album is still one of my top 10 and stays in rotation here at work. Congrats on the beautiful baby boy, love the name!

  • ebonics

    I havent, ill def check it out! Thanks.

  • RespectSelf

    marriage doesn't mean much in this society anymore. And from a solely spiritual stand point engaging in the act of sex is a "marriage" of some sort. But sex doesn't mean much to society anymore either.

    Said all that to say Congrats to the fam for bringing forth life unto this world. Such a beautiful blessing and proof of the how beautifully we were all designed.

  • Yoni7

    BOTH.

  • Sucker Free

    LIES

  • imright

    how beautiful if nothing more than to wait at Zions door i never been n love like this b4!!!! ???? i cant wait to have these feelings??

  • Libra80sBaby

    This too! This is why she cannot sing the songs like the originals in concert.

  • Yoni7

    And it's funny because WHENEVER a baby is born, I ALWAYS sing her version of "You're just to good to be true...." to the child.

  • Libra80sBaby

    And when yeen write your chit and now you GOT to cause nobody dont wanna fuk with you, that can cause a delay. Cause the label dont wanna hear that chit. They want that record!

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Yea i have heard so many stories that i dont know what to believe.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I'm watching this old Tyrese and Run DMC video. I like Run's energy.

  • stav

    Marriage is marriage , which is a vow before God. Sex is not marriage at all ,if that were the case there would be no need for marriage. Marriage is a beautiful thing because it's an institution of oneness from God. Although they have a beautiful baby , and creation is amazing, you shouldn't misconstrue one for the other .

  • Yoni7

    He's never been the "Game, Puffy, Lil's, and Yung" type of man.

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Really? Wow. I wish she steered clear of it then because music needs her.

  • Yoni7

    WE need her. LOL

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    So wyclef hurt her first then Rohan was the straw that broke the camel's back huh??

  • Libra80sBaby

    So...if ppl marry for money or convenience is it still an institution of oneness with God, or nah?

  • stav

    Yes , no matter if they respect it or not!

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Oh i didnt know she didnt write those songs. Still a classic album though.

  • Sucker Free

    Marriage is a legal contract...its only Godly if you believe and work on keeping it that way

  • Libra80sBaby

    AGREE!!

  • Libra80sBaby

    Meh....contract. Legally binding.

  • Anunnaki

    do you understand the true meaning of "wedlock" from GOD words to LEGAL LAW.

  • nucynu25

    Am guessing you've never been traumatized by the BBD..I hve but not at this level of savagery .

  • KarmaBackAround

    Wow didn't realize its been 19 years since that song..

  • TamG

    OT: She is not "unsung" but I would love for that TV One show or someone else to do a real, in-depth documentary on Lauryn. Specifically, what happened to her psychologically after her first album? I don't think the world has ever seen someone that poised for superstardom take a complete left like that, right when she was about to take the world by storm. Since, she has floundered spectacularly. Seems like every week I read about her stiffing another audience, showing up hours late or not at all (just read about another incident last week.) To go from someone who seemed so wise beyond her years to now someone so uncentered and unprofessional is a wonder to me. I seriously want to know what really happened to her behind the scenes (past falling in love with an unavailable man.) Something had to have happened to her internally imo. I hope she tells the real story one day.

  • RespectSelf

    I'm not... I said speaking from a "solely spiritual point" (not religious) and I said it was a marriage of "some sort". Not that it is marriage.

    And a vow before God doesn't have to be done in the way "man" have said it needs to be done. So Lauryn and Rohan were probably married before God. Her son could even be married lol.

  • nucynu25

    Ohhh .. they could be wide eyed Brandi type married.

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Yesss!!! ??

  • RespectSelf

    lmao

  • KDub

    I think labels are scared it may happen again thus not working with her. Sony who was headed by Tommy Mottola at the time had to pay A LOT OF MONEY for that whole thing. A LOT.

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    You know what come to think about it......nevamind. lol

  • nucynu25

    They was fast huh ..

  • Kanyade

    She had an MTV Unplugged album. It was different. Sounded like unfinished/unpolished songs, but good. MTV used to be something good, back when it was about music.

  • Libra80sBaby

    And the way she been ackin lately, aint nobody finna invest in that. Nope.

  • Justlooknout

    That would be interesting, but it would all be speculation, unless a person that knew about her and JUST hated her and came forward. No licensed physician is going to speak on it....

    Praying for her and family.

  • stav

    Please elaborate on what a " solely spiritual point" is ?

  • KDub

    Correct.

  • KDub

    new post. Drake rebukes his Grammy awards

  • KcoolMuziq

    The reason it hasn't been done is because NO ONE cares when a black woman goes off the deep end. They only care when it's Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan or Courtney Love.. Sad but true.

  • Vonn

    She'll just facetime her shows from her living room.

  • Vonn

    I really lol.

  • Strong White Woman

    ?ICEE that thee puzzy and duck police is in the building

    ?(down)

  • RespectSelf

    Spirituality isn't limited to the religions of man. Spiritual stand point is being more open to other possibilities outside of what you've been taught and what you can even see. And from a spiritual stand point sex is way more than just the feeling.

    Sex is such an intimate bond that creates an intense connection between two people. It's powerful. So powerful that it's often used in rituals for folks. But if sex isn't that serious to you then of course it wouldn't be seen as a form of marriage.

  • Libra80sBaby

    Chile....that might be the ONLY way the bytch gone be semi- ontime

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    Depends on which God you are serving. For Satan, the god of this world, money and convenience is right up his alley.

  • pecancandy

    Congrats! I think I remember reports of Lauryn putting the baby's mother out of her bday party accusing her of getting pregnant for a come up.

  • pecancandy

    I hate when that happens

  • hottlanta

    Thank you. Sex is not marriage.

  • hottlanta

    AWWWWW beautiful family congrats. Grandbabies are wonderful. I have spoiled my grandson rotten.

  • Angela

    IMO, yes....

  • Angela

    And not enough to make me lose my cotton picking mind and????

  • nucynu25

    That part .

  • nucynu25

    Neighbor ??? worst feelin evah

  • Mr. LeBrick James

    A lot of people dont even want to go to her shows... with her showing up 3 hours late.
    Her diva-like attitude over the years has cost her a bunch of money.

  • stav

    Not buying what you're selling! I'm not into rituals, or whatever it is you're talking about. I go by the words of the Creator, and my common sense. Sex does not equate marriage!

  • JamaicanBreddah

    Now the joyyyyyyyyyyyy of my lifeeeeeeeeeee...is in ziiiiiiiiionnnn! Let me break out the MOLH album one time

  • Baron

    I wish I would've brought a kid home to my parents at 19! My parents would have hit the fan! The day one of my 19 year old daughters bring a baby home...yeah ok.

  • bhavana

    It's not the ideal situation, but things happen. I'd rather have my child get pregnant at 19 rather than 15. No, it's not what I want for my family, but I would love my child and grandchild no matter what.

  • Baron

    My girls understand the importance of family planning. I don't expect them to be virgins forever. However, as a parent, I have the responsibility to teach them the possible outcomes of their actions. As a precaution, I have asked them do they believe they should be on birth control. Yet stressing the importance that b/c does not protect against stds/i. 19 and unmarried is not acceptable in my house and it wasn't in my parents' home either.

  • hottlanta

    I wanna thank Sarah Palin for parading her 17 year old high school dropout daughter Bristol on stage during the Republican Convention that you can be white and have 2 married parents in the house and still get pregnant as a teenager. She took it to another level and got 2 baby daddies. Her secret marriage months ago is suspect haven't seen her since.

  • RespectSelf

    lol what am I selling though??? common sense folks follow the common thoughts of society. Society is field with sheep (dumb folks) so our "common sense" is limited and therefore wouldn't be useful in a conversation like this.

    But "words of the creator"??? biblical???? In the bible God says defines married couple becoming "one flesh" later in the bible it talks about man having sex with a prostitute and use those same two words to say that's what they become."the two shall become one flesh"

    As I stated. I did not say that was the end all be all boom you had sex so you're married. I suppose "I'm selling" sex is more than just a means of getting your rocks off-- which should be known through the words of the creator. Also the words of the creator doesn't clearly say what makes a man and women "officially" married.

    So who knows. fornication could simply be having sex with no intentions of being in a committed union before God rather than just having sex before the laws of "man"

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    I LOVE that song!!!

  • Jessica

    Well I wish you and your girls well. My mother stressed the same thing, yet I came home with a kid at age 18. All you can do is teach them and pray. The rest is on them.

  • hottlanta

    Our kids do not need our permission to have sex.

  • hottlanta

    Our kids do not need our permission to have sex.

  • Baron

    Of course not. As a parent we should steer them in the right direction. My wife and I have an open door policy. Ask daddy anything anytime. I'm sorry, but this is not ok. My daughters will not be another statistic.

  • Baron

    Of course not. As a parent we should steer them in the right direction. My wife and I have an open door policy. Ask daddy anything anytime. I'm sorry, but this is not ok. My daughters will not be another statistic.

  • LibraGirlonly

    Beautiful!!!??????

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Mine was and emm tho I was livid I wouldn't trade Ju for nothing.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Yep Van Jones told it in April ??

  • stav

    Please stop, you do not know the Bible! Anyone in the Bible paying for sex, or receiving money for sex were wrong, however were capable of repenting. Why that was brought up , I don't know! Many people did many wrong things in the Bible , as today, however there were many who strived to live righteously , and had the acceptance of God, as today! There are no perfect people on Earth , however you practice the things God love, and hate what He hates. I don't know what bringing up prostitution has to do with the price of tea in China, but obviously you don't know the Creator.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Babies are blessings. Congrats to Zion!!!

  • KDub

    I was 2 days away from 18 when I had Dub now 22. My parents told me I wasnt the first and I wouldnt be the last young lady to have a baby and dont let folks shame me. And that I would only be a teen mom statistic if I ALLOWED myself to be one. This whole entire thing pisses me totally smoove OFF @Choke. My goodness folks are judgemental and quick to say what they will and wont do until it happens to THEM.

  • KDub

    Are people who dont know the Bible not married in your opinion? You said a vow before God. What if they dont believe in God, are of another faith etc? Are they LESS married?

  • darealwifey

    What story is there to tell when the average black person claims, "She's not crazy, she's just woke." *eye roll* She was WOKE on the MOLH, but something else happened to her. But I agree with you guys that her story would be interesting.

  • free

    * knocking on wood * for you.....

  • free

    d*ck happened, just like britney spears.

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    I just JuJu'ed on that beat with the oldest one at his school performance. He was dressed as Chris Brown and danced out of the shirt that was tied around his waste. I dance with them, climb monkey bars, etc!! And love it!!

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    Hey Hun!!!

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    Hey Love Bug!!

  • free

    lindsay and courtney are crackheads.

  • free

    oh wow

  • RespectSelf

    The scripture about a man becoming one flesh with a prostitute when having sex wasn't to talk about sin, right from wrong, and if a prostitute can be forgiven...silly... It was to say how important sex is to God in the Bible... that the same words to define a married couple would still be used even when a man was paying for sex.

    It is clear your common sense is blocking your comprehension skills. And since the Bible has so many versions by men who are not prophets, Books have been taken out of the Bible, and they have been translated to what a man (who is not a messenger of God) thinks the words mean/thinks the words "should" say... then its obvious you don't know the Creator either.

    Either way I agree that sex alone isn't marriage.

  • Yoni7

    I will be turning cartwheels and the whole 9.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Indeed Sis my daughter took advantage of the depressed state I was in after the attack and she was 15. I got over it and he's been my baby ever since he got here.

  • Connie

    Wow! This makes me wonder about her relationship with the Marley clan. Marley's estate is astronomical, so why would someone else have to take care of his grandchildren....hmmm

  • SunnyDdoneturnedgloomy

    Thats the first thing that came to my head when I read 'Zion' as well....miseducation for real!!!

  • KcoolMuziq

    Either way it was a kind gesture on Prince's part to help her.

  • Junkanoo

    Good for them, hope he's a good father

  • hottlanta

    You daughter being a statistic is not her creation but could be created by life situations. That are things in life that you/her cannot control. I was grieving several weeks ago for a friend whose daughter is 30 years old MARRIED with 5 kids but the husband committed SUICIDE. Did mom/daughter think that she would have to raise 5 kids all by herself "NO". She thought because she was married he was safe from being a single women to take care of 5 kids by herself. She didn't think she would be a statistic (wink, wink). I took my kids to family planning as teenagers as well so that they can talk to a medical profession about birth control and they bodies. But I also talked to my babies just because you are married doesn't mean you gotta pop out babies every week because even though you are married you could still wind up later during the marriage being alone through divorce or death. So you need to determine how many kids you can take of financially, physically, mentally and emotionally alone before life throws you these curves. Being married doesn't keep anyone from being in the statistic zone it creates one as well. We are not safe from going through life trails unless we are dead and none of us knows what kind of hand we will be dealt with why we are alive.

  • ?Queen_ CleoJones ?

    It can't be true. Not Zion ???????

  • ?Queen_ CleoJones ?

    Really? Wow....bless his heart!

  • TwitterFingerz

    Disgraceful. And no plans to marry huh

  • OkWhatevah

    Didn't know that.

  • OkWhatevah

    Give it another listen one day. The depths of that album is unreal.

  • OkWhatevah

    God bless your parents.

  • hottlanta

    Disgraceful, Camille going through all of that crap with Bill and no plans to divorce huh.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    I believe Wyclef and Rohan could provide some insight. PACIFICALLY, Wyclef. ?

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    I understand what you are attempting to convey in these posts.

  • KDub

    They were 15 and 18 respectively when they had my oldest sister. And they got married and folks STILL tried to shame them. And were married 21 years before they parted ways. So hell she still ended up a single mom in the end. Just like another poster said above. I had a guidance counselor who was trying to push me in the alternative school for pregnant girls and kids with bad behavior. Bc I was 17 and pregnant. My parents went to that school and cussed folks the hell OUT. It was other pregnant girls at my HS and I was a good student. Smdh. Its not ideal but for CERTAIN not the end of the world

  • IamAllnatural

    Wow Rohan was cute back in the 90's. Now he looks old & old fashioned.

  • dontgetblocked

    It's unacceptable. No education. No money. No established home of your own. But hey, here's another black statistic...oops I mean a child.

  • Baron

    Being a widow is quite different from having a child without being married. The mother becomes a statistic, nonetheless, but they are not viewed as the same. No one can control every aspect of their life. However, those that are under one's control must be adequately managed.

  • Baron

    So, you went all the way there?! I was trying to be diplomatic, but hey...what a beautiful blessing these children are, right?

  • dontgetblocked

    Stay strong and do your best to protect your children. Don't listen to the people on this blog. Unfortunately, many of them come from unplanned pregnancies and got knocked up as teenagers or young adults. The rule should be no babies. Not...oh well... stuff happens. That's leaving a loophole for disaster.

  • hottlanta

    Don't matter still gotta raise the kids by herself just like a woman who has never been married. Their is no man in the house.

  • dontgetblocked

    It is what it is. 70% of black children are born out of wedlock. Something is wrong.

  • Baron

    "Doesn't matter..." , but ok. We're not cut from the same cloth. Good luck to you.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    I hear you, but that was what it was then. Girls at my school hid their pregnancies from school officials AND parents. They were having kids over the weekend and coming back to school on Monday. To walk in school pregnant? Nope. Try walking at commencement or graduation. Not gonna hap'n, Cap'n. We had a young lady who was in Honor Society, a Deb, on scholarship, volunteer...they gave that girl HAYLE. They wanted her to leave and go alternative. Her folks said if she goes, the boy goes too. He was decorated, Varisty, honors...shooot. They both stayed AND marched.

  • dontgetblocked

    A widow will more than likely have life insurance and the children will receive social security checks for their father. A baby mama is on her own unless the law gets involved.

  • hottlanta

    One can have life insurance on a man and be single.

  • KDub

    I stayed and marched too. Had been going to school with the same kids since elem. school. In the words of my dad....it wasnt the dark ages. It was 1995. Dub now 22 was born 25 days before my HS graduation. I took her lil itty bitty newborn self to school with me to take finals. My (honors) English teacher Ms. Crowder watched her for me so I could test lol. Took all my finals in her class. Shouts out to Susan Crowder. She was IT boy.

  • OkWhatevah

    I was 17. The school librarian suggested I get an abortion. My mom was hurt but she supported me. And you know who else? My PASTOR....I'll never forget the goodness and kindness of that woman. Your parents may not have made it, but it seems when it came to their children they were a force to be reckoned with. It's not ideal, furthermore it's not The Most High's design. But He's slow to wrath, quick to forgive and His grace is extraordinary. EVERYBODY talked about me and snickered. LOL, and without making this comment 5x longer - I PROMISE YOU, THEY ATE EVERY SINGLE SLICK, CRITICAL, JUDGEMENTAL COMMENT THEY EVER MADE ABOUT ME.
    And no, it's not the end of the world.

  • KDub

    And how much do YOU give annually to your local chapter of Adolescent Pregnancy and Prevention chapter?

  • Baron

    I'm so glad there are other black people who understand and are able to decipher the difference. I don't know what is becoming of our people. It's disturbing. We are incredibly talented and have the aptitude to achieve anything! Yet we have become so complacent with nothingness.

  • KDub

    A baby mama is on her own unless the law gets involved...you do know this is not always this way...right?

  • KDub

    No the cloth is the same. You are looking down from what you percieve as the TOP part of the cloth tho.

  • KDub

    And how much do YOU give annually to your local chapter of Adolescent Pregnancy and Prevention chapter? Do you do your part to stop the black race from slipping into "nothingness" as you say?

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    I also remember reading this is why she sings a different "version" of the songs on Miseducation.

  • KDub

    +1 and STANDING OVATION hand clap.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    How are you doing?

  • hottlanta

    White girls got a whole series on being pregnant without being married
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owkvaVorqX4

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Ooops. 4 hours late.

  • KDub

    Girl with spin offs etc. And at this point ALMOST ALL OF THEM have second or third or FOURTH babies. Total HELP ME SING

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    FUGGEDABOUTIT

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Okay?! ~Neicy Nash~

  • Baron

    Of course I do! Have you heard of Union Settlement in East Harlem? I give time and money. Additionally, I sit on my office's BPN committee. I go out of my way to recruit and develop young black finance lawyers. I am more than willing to help anyone at anytime because I owe it to my community. I assume you do the same?

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Chile...?????

    Sitting in the dark somewhere with a Newport, bottle of 151...contemplating...and plotting...with your homie...ALLEGEDLY. ??

  • hottlanta

    Our people really. When you have the urange one in the White House with 5 kids by 3 baby mamas. Had those kids stacked on top of each other as if they were at a baseball game and those are the one's that we know about. Money talks.

  • KDub

    http://www.shiftnc.org/about/history

    Since judge and jury came to join us on this particular post...there is a chapter like this in EVERY SINGLE STATE of the union. I have been giving to these people for 22 years. Dont talk about what you wont do. What happens in YOUR house. If you are so very fukkin CONCERNED about teen pregancy, how it impacts the BLACK RACE...instead of looking down why dont you HELP OUT.

    "You must be the change you wish to see in the world" ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    One. Son.

  • hottlanta

    Calling Bristol Palin, calling Bristol Palin where are you with those 2 baby daddies and you didn't finish high school.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    ????

  • KDub

    See above. I also volunteer at the local Girls Club for years. So yes. But bc I volunteer and give doesnt mean I sit up here and DOWN. It is two fold. YOUR daughters wont be another stat you say. But you are assuming the ones you volunteer and support ARE?

  • hottlanta

    Just because parents think they have an open door policy with their kids that it means they are gonna close their legs to sex. Kids tell us what they want us to know but not what we need to know. They be humping all over town all while you bragging my kids ain't doing that. Folks laughing at you behind your back because your child got you fooled.

  • nucynu25

    Me too .. she making a sense but you gotta be on a certain wave length to catch it.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    HUUUUUUH

    PAAAAAAM

  • hottlanta

    Yep don't you hate those kinds who call themselves helping you but got a smug attitude against you as if they are saving you and if it wasn't for them you wouldn't make it.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    BAYBEEEEE

  • KDub

    THIS!

  • nucynu25

    Bish ????

  • nucynu25

    ???????

  • nucynu25

    Homie be like bish I got bail money fuk his ugly ass ???

  • nucynu25

    I just yelped.. literally one not even a mixtape ???

  • hottlanta

    Crazy to think because her daughters doesn't physically have kids she can see they have never been pregnant. They could have had an abortion or miscarriage and never told her. What we see can fool us.

  • missmiami305

    ?

  • Blak

    All that fame and wealth to become nothing more than a waste man baby father. Having kids out of wedlock when so much opportunity has been given to you to succeed and build a more stable family...smdh

  • hottlanta

    I laugh at people like her who think because they are married they are at the top of life pyramid over single people because they always wind up looking like a fool. I see all the time. One of my coworkers had the nerve to come in one day and say to me after watching a show about a boyfriend who shot his girlfriend and saying, you single women need to be careful out there who you DATE. The same night on the news a man killed his wife and the next day I said "You married women need to be careful about who you MARRY. She stopped that mess. None of us are safe from life ills whether we are married or single.

  • KDub

    That is a man. Said he and his wife

  • hottlanta

    He 's whoring honey. He is trying to hard to be the perfect husband. Just live and let it be.

  • Baron

    Exactly. It's sad, but true. It's cyclical. Tragedy begets tragedy.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Sounds like a disgustingly sad occasion. Not a marriage license or a stable home in sight!

  • Dane

    Thanks for the info.

  • Michelle

    A grandmother at 41? Ridiculous... Why isn't this jackass in college trying to be something other than a deadbeat dad?...Trifling......

  • Michelle

    Exactly....

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    I'm ok dear. Better than before. Thanks for asking.???

  • Lisa jones

    Beautiful!! The Marleys have plenty of bussiness for him to run.

  • dontgetblocked

    Such as?

  • dontgetblocked

    Right. They get more opportunites to take care of their kids too. Unwed and black usually means a rough life.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    I totally understand. You hang in there, you hear? Everyday has potential to be better than the last. ????

  • dontgetblocked

    She's married and her parents had money.

  • dontgetblocked

    Would hope they're not having sex and respect themselves. If not, be smart and use birth control so you don't ruin your life.

  • Lisa jones

    Go to Jamaica all you see is Marley stores everywhere!! Coffee and blunt, wraps and clothing to name a few.

  • dontgetblocked

    Nothing. That's not my responsibility. That's the responsibility of the teen that thinks he or she is old enough to have sex. Ain't got nothing to do with me.

  • dontgetblocked

    It's sad. We've become comfortable with destroying ourselves.

  • dontgetblocked

    All five children attend or attended the best schools and want for nothing. Your point is?

  • dontgetblocked

    Most of the time it is. Many black men have proven themselves to be failures as fathers. Not all...but a lot of them.

  • dontgetblocked

    Why do you want someone else's child to be a screw up? Applaud the girl for not having children. I hate women who try to say because a woman doesn't have children she got an abortion. Maybe ...just maybe, she knew how to use birth control or better yet....she wasn't a slut.

  • hottlanta

    Go somewhere else with that lie. Not here. My kids are my joy and not my burden. The burden I experienced in life was in the workplace with crazy managers and employees playing unnecessary games. When I came home my kids gave me joy and made me forget about the people who did me wrong. This single mom and her kids had a fab life. It was better than the kids in my family who had both parents at home. My kids are the first one's in my family history to go to a 4 year college while the married kids in the family barely made it out of high school. What is their excuse.

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Thanks love i appreciate the encouragement.

  • hottlanta

    My point is their daddy can't read and it makes them proud everyday by being an idiot everyday. You think just because he married the baby mamas he get a pass. No ma am.

  • hottlanta

    That's true. Struck a nerve didn't I.

  • Anji

    For each child that's born, a morning star rises and sings to the universe who we are.......Blessings

  • ?E?E?M?A

    Lies

  • Ro

    beautiful!!

  • Tynamight

    Zephaniah = The LORD is my secret
    I like!

  • Kay J

    Wow! Time really flies...I remember when she released this tribute song to him. Nineteen years is a long time since then. All the best.

  • Kay J

    Wow! Time really flies...I remember when she released this tribute song to him. Nineteen years is a long time since then. All the best.

  • Evillene

    Well...becoming a father at 19 is not necessarily a harbinger of a wasted life. Particularly if your parents have $$$. But generally I agree that 19 is too young to procreate, there is far too much life to live at that age. Children deserve attentive, devoted parents.