With the school year having come to an end for many, and soon coming to an end for others, graduation SZN is in full effect. It’s the time for caps, gowns, banners, barbecues, college plans and proud parent moments. Even some of your favorite rappers have celebrated their kids’ convocation ceremonies.
For the high school class of 2019, Dr. Dre, Big Boi and T.I. have gotten to proudly praise their kids for collecting diplomas. Tip had two kids—Domani and Deyjah—graduate from high school in Atlanta. Big Boi’s son Cross’ graduation from the Woodward Academy in College Park, Ga. created an OutKast reunion when André 3000 showed up to support his partner in rhyme. Cross is heading to the University of Oregon on a football scholarship and was gifted a brand new Tesla by his famous pops. Dr. Dre’s daughter Truly will matriculate to the University of Southern California, which the super producer bragged about on Instagram back in March.
In past years, there have been several other rappers that have hopped on social media to proudly publicize the fact that their child has taken that next step, whether it’s completing kindergarten, middle school, high school or college, providing fans with multiple “I’m getting old” moments in the process.
With May and June being full of pomp and circumstance, XXL compiles a list of 15 rappers who have celebrated their child’s graduation in recent years including Diddy, Remy Ma, Birdman, Lil Wayne, The Game, and Busta Rhymes.
Big Boi's sons Cross and Bamboo graduated from high school in 2019 and 2018, respectively. Both OutKast members were front and center for both.
T.I.Domani, Deyjah, Major and Messiah
Tip is always celebrating his kids' graduations, including Domani and Deyjah who both graduated from high school in the class of 2019.
The Game had a proud Piru papa moment when his son Harlem graduated from junior high school in 2017.
Cam'ron celebrated Lil Flee's graduation from high school in 2018 by buying the young man's mother a Range Rover.
In March, Dr. Dre proudly showed off his daughter Truly's acceptance letter to U.S.C., where she will study after graduating in the class of 2019.
Beanie Sigel's son Dwight graduated from the Mathematics Civics and Sciences Charter School in Philadelphia in 2018. The Broad Street Bully was there and all smiles.
Diddy's son Justin became the first person in his family to graduate from college when he earned his degree from UCLA in 2016. Puff Daddy and the family were present.
Lil Wayne's first-born daughter Reginae graduated from high school in 2017 with Tunechi in attendance.
Snoop Dogg's daughter Cori graduated from the Ramón C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts in Los Angeles in 2017. The Doggfather captured all the important moments.
Busta Rhymes Mariah and T'Ziah
Busta Rhymes was grinning from ear-to-ear at his son and daughter's college graduations in 2015 and 2017.
Tyga shared a photo of his son King Cairo's kindergarten graduation pics in 2018.
Swizz Beatz's oldest son Prince Nasir earned his high school diploma in 2015. It was a memorable moment for Swizzy.
Remy Ma's son Jace graduated from high school in the class of 2018. Rem was all the way up with excitement.
Jeezy was in the building when his son Jadaruius got his high school diploma from Riverwood Academy in 2015.
Birdman was on hand to see his son Bryan Jr. graduate from American Heritage High School in South Florida in 2015.