Fat Joe and his son Joey

Men, especially rappers, rarely reveal their vulnerable side, so when they do, it's a treat that we need to celebrate and encourage. 

Rapper Fat Joe's eldest son, Joey, has special needs. Fat Joe posted a message on Facebook about the joy that Joey has brought to his life. 

"Joey is [a] special kid full of joy and love," Fat Joe wrote. He went on to express the unique kind of love that people with special-needs loved ones often say they feel. 

"There's no way you could understand, unless you have a family member who has challenges in life. He's my angel and the reason for all my blessings," the rapper continued. Nice.

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Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele is a staff writer at The Root and the founder and executive producer of Lectures to Beats, a Web series that features video interviews with scarily insightful people. Follow Lectures to Beats on Facebook and Twitter.

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