AceShowbiz - Ghostface Killah may be lauded as one of pioneers in the music industry, but he's apparently not a good father. The member of the hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan has been publicly called out by one of his kids for allegedly neglecting his children for "far too long."
Infinite Coles, who goes by 4everinfinite_ on Instagram, aired out his frustration about his father's lack of interest in his children's life through the platform on Wednesday, May 24. He began his statement, "I have NEVER been the type to go online and talk about my personal life, my family or my emotions. However, today I'm giving an inside look into my broken heart, because I'm feeling more lost and hopeless than I have ever been."
"I'm tired of keeping quiet to save your reputation. I'm tired of the PAIN," Infinite ranted. "My heart has been aching and longing to be love by you, MY FATHER for way too long. So since you are unreachable, perhaps this will get your attention."
The queer R&B singer and actor claimed he hasn't "had a full conversation" with his father or seen him "in over 15 years." He added, "You haven't once tried to reach out to me or see how I'm feeling how I'm doing. I have messages that literally show me reaching out to you and receiving no response for over a DECADE!"
Calling the rapper "a deadbeat," Infinite went on alleging, "Dad, you let us live without light, gas, or even communication from you for years. You have all this coin and yet you allow my uncles to clean up your mess. I have lived in a shelter for almost a year in 2020 during Covid and you haven't reached out once to help me or to see if I was even alive!"
Infinite claimed that Ghostface has never checked on his daughter who is "mentally ill." He also felt like he was never accepted for coming clean about his sexuality by his father. "Growing up, your cold shoulder made me scared of not only myself but of the world! I was never comfortable around you or my brothers when I was a kid but at least my brothers grew to accept me on their own," he lamented.
"I felt unprotected my entire life and I couldn't even fully chase my dreams because I was so afraid of who I was and I just kept trying to make everyone happy and be someone I wasn't," he shared, "even though it was obvious I was pretending."
Insisting that the 53-year-old abandoned not only him, but also his siblings, Infinite continued to pen, "I can't even say you're only a deadbeat to me because I'm gay, because you're a deadbeat to all of your kids. Some more than others, but what I've been seeking is the answer as to why? Is it because your father turned his back on you? WHYYYY do you LOVE everyone but your kids? It's backwards, it's ugly, it's hurtful and it's HUMILIATING."
"I'm tired of you ignoring us. I'm tired of you acting like we don't exist, I'm tired of you putting everyone else on BUT your kids," he admitted. "What makes this more of a shame, is the fact that you now have grandchildren and can make up for all of your lost items with us and still you choose not to! The s**t makes no sense."
Infinite clarified that he's not trying to look "for attention or sympathy from anyone," but he's "looking for attention from my father. The one who brought me into this world." He questioned, "Why have kids if you're not going to take care of them?"
"Daddy, we need you. Not your money, but your heart, your attention, your love," he pleaded with his father. "I hope you change your ways and realize that you have some beautiful and talented children out here, with deep voids in their heart because YOU HAVE BEEN MISSING. You've ghosted us for far too long."
In the caption, Infinite reminded his father, "A man who doesn't take care of his family will NEVER be blessed."
Infinite also took to his Instagram Stories to share receipt of his ignored text messages to his father. The only time the rapper replied to his son was when Infinite wished him a Happy Father's Day. "Wish we had a better relationship buts it's cool I love you no matter what. Have a great day," Infinite wrote to his father, who simply wrote back, "Salaam.. yeah I know, me too!!! Thank you .. I love you too!!! Be safe wherever you are!!!!"
Ghostface is believed to have four children. He has sons Sun God and Supreme, who are both rappers, and a daughter, in addition to Infinite.