"Family to me is the most important thing," he noted. "I grew up with 11 siblings and it helped me appreciate the importance of having a supportive family unit. It allowed me to understand and have a better perspective on all the sacrifices my parents made to give us a better life."
"I grew up in Los Angeles, California, and we experienced a lot of financial difficulties," he also shared. "The struggle was real. We were poor. We lived in Section 8 housing, going from one housing project to the next. But, it didn't matter where we lived. To me, what was important was how life was inside our home. I was a happy and joyful kid. I grew up very close to my brothers and sister. We were always there for each other."