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Nicki Minaj may have Meek Mill’s attention but the 28-year-old rap star still knows his responsibilities as a father to his toddler son.

In a new profile with TIME magazine, the MMG lieutenant discussed how difficult it is to spend time with him, given his lifestyle and the feeling he gets when he does.

‘Growing up without a father made me realize just how special time is with my son’

As a father, now I get to give my son the life I never had. Being able to give him anything he wants is one of the best feelings in the world—but it’s also scary. When you see how much one person can trust you, look up to you, and depend on you, the last thing you want to do is disappoint them. The fact that no one can teach you how to be a father means you are always learning on the job. I love my son with all my heart, and I would do anything for him. It’s a crazy feeling knowing that I will help him become a great man.

With my career and my crazy schedule, sometimes it’s tough to be able to spend the amount of time with him that I want and that he deserves. After spending time away from him, one of my favorite things to do is get on my four wheeler with my little man in tow. Picture us riding around my neighborhood waving at all my neighbors. My son is fearless on his bike. Those are the moments I think about when I’m on the road.

Read the rest of Meek Mill’s Father’s Day over at TIME.

Photo: Instagram / Meek Mill