DJ Khaled credits his 10-month-old son for helping him conquer his lifelong fear of flying.
According to the rapper, he hadn’t taken flight for 10 years: that is until baby Asahd Tuck Khaled pushed him to address his anxiety once and for all.
“That’s the only fear I had in my life,” Khaled recently told E! News’ Sibley Scoles. “Just being in a plane and if there’s any turbulence. I just didn’t feel comfortable. I had a lot of bad anxiety and he helped me overcome that.”
He continued, “Anytime I was on the road, I would fly him and I would take the bus. My son’s on the plane, but I’m driving [and] taking two to three days to get somewhere and I’m saying to myself, ‘My son can fly. I gotta fly.'”
The rapper, who briefly touched on his flight fright in an Instagram post just one week ago, went on to explain that he believed his little man would get upset when the duo couldn’t travel together. “The other day he said, ‘Dada. Dada.’ It really touched my heart and put tears in my eyes. I had to go on the road and when I would FaceTime him, he knew I’d be gone. So I’m like, ‘You know what? We’re going to start flying together,'” the 41-year-old recalled.
“So he definitely helped me overcome my fear,” he explained.
As previously reported, the “I Got The Keys” recording artist and Snapchat enthusiast welcomed his first child, a baby boy, with fiancée Nicole Tuck last October.
“DJ Khaled and Nicole Tuck welcomed their son, a beautiful, healthy young icon, Asahd Tuck Khaled, born at 2:05am, 7 lbs 14 oz, and 21.5 inches long, on October 23rd, 2016,” his rep told E! News at the time. “The meaning of Asahd is Lion in Arabic.”
What are your thoughts on Khaled’s son giving him the motivation he needed to face his fears? Pretty cool, right?