February 07, 2021
Stephenie Mills' special needs son, Farad, shows off his fluffy afro and raps to one of Tupac's songs in a video shared to the songstress's Instagram feed the other day.
RnB singer Stephanie Mills just posted a video on her Instagram of her son interacting with her manager, Amp Harris. Harris and Farad had not seen each other for a year.
20-year-old Farad is filmed rapping to his favorite song by Tupac and is joined by Harris for some of the lyrics. Harris is impressed with Farad's mass of hair and tells him that he had missed him.
Farad is simply dressed in a white T-shirt and shorts. He seems confident behind the microphone and ready to rap his heart out. The adorable son of Mills smiles and laughs as Harris playfully touches his hair.
Mills reposted the video initially shared on Harris's Instagram to promote Farad's new book titled "The Adventures of Farad J. Harris wrote about catching up with Farad, saying:
"We finally got a chance to hangout, talk about life and laugh. If you have a special needs kid you should order his book."
Farad was born with Down syndrome in 2001 to the legendary "Never Knew Love Like This Before" singer, and she was 45 years old at the time of his birth. Mills considers her son the greatest gift in her life.
Mills has discussed how being a mom to Farad has brought out the best in her and allowed her to become softer. Farad's sweet temperament is evident through videos and pictures that the proud mother shares of her son.
In 2017, Mills' now-former manager, Hiriam Hicks, was accused of mishandling her finances.
Mills, who has been known to spout off at celebrities (sometimes randomly and unjustified), is equally as outspoken about children with special needs due to her personal experiences with Farad.
The singer and actress who rose to fame through her eponymous role as Dorothy in Broadway's "The Wiz" shared her thoughts on raising children with special needs in an interview. She said:
"Look at them as a beautiful, beautiful person that just needs a little bit of extra love."
In 2017, Mills' now-former manager, Hiriam Hicks, was accused of mishandling her finances. Mills refused to work with him anymore after discovering financial discrepancies.
Hicks, who had been in a professional role with Mills for 3.5 years, denied that anything of that nature had occurred and claimed that the rumor was incorrect.
Mills said that she was obligated to speak up about the incident with Hicks, explaining that there were too many instances where managers took advantage of their artists.
Mills is still promoting her son's book which was released in 2019 on her various social media accounts. She emphasized that people should focus more on what special needs children can do instead of the opposite.