Logic has tearfully confronted his own father over deep-rooted trauma from his turbulent childhood.
The rapper spoke to his dad Robert Bryson Hall Sr. on the latest episode of his podcast Logically Speaking and got very emotional during the conversation.
Addressing his father’s past crack addiction, Logic said while sobbing: “There’s a part of me that has grown and developed mentally, but there is still that little boy that’s still waiting on the curb for his dad.”
He added: “I waited every weekend and you never showed up. You always said that you would […] I look at my son and I think how much my son means to me. I’m a man of my word today because you aren’t.
“I want you to know that it really hurt [and] I just want to ask: what is it like as a man who used a substance that would allow you to make that little boy wait forever? Was it worth it?”
His father replied: “It felt like being in Hell. It felt like having something control me. Like Rick James said, cocaine’s a Hell of a drug. I was young, self-centered and stupid as fuck, but if I knew then what I knew now, my life would probably be different.”
The segment can be seen at the 28:24 mark below.
Elsewhere during the conversation, which was dedicated to their relationship and Logic’s father’s attempts to get sober, the Under Pressure MC teased releasing music with his dad.
After reuniting and rebuilding their relationship, Logic signed his 69-year-old father to his record label last year.
He made the announcement live on stage during a show, saying: “Dad, I want to make sure that you’re safe. And as we make this album, that you are protected, and you have the greatest lawyers in the fucking business, and I want to sign my father at 69-years-old to Bobby Boy Records right now. And give him what he always wanted.”
Logic previously revealed that his father asked him for $1 million when they reconnected before falling out again.
“Last time when I was talking to my dad, he asked me for a million dollars,” he said on comedian Andrew Santino’s Whiskey Ginger podcast. “Fuck no, I didn’t give it to him! He said, ‘I want a million dollars.’ I said, ‘For what?’
“He said, ‘For my band so that we can buy a house and make music in it.’ I’m like, ‘What?’ So I ask him once we get back together: ‘Please don’t ask me for money. Can we just fucking throw catch or some shit?’ And he’s like, ‘Alright! Alright.’”