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Professor Green plans to use kid’s book about weed to explain drugs past to son

The chart topping rapper has bought a children’s book about marijuana titled ‘It’s Only A Plant’ to help explain his own drugs past – and weed-inspired tattoos – to his five-month-old son

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Professor Green becomes dad for first time as Karima McAdams gives birth and reveals unique name

Professor Green says he might utilise a children’s book about drugs in order to educate his newborn son about his own past with illicit substances.

The 37-year-old rapper – real name Stephen Manderson – famously gave himself the stage name ‘Professor Green’ due to his past as a teenage marijuana dealer.

While he is also tattooed with cannabis-themed designs and lyrics to his music include references to his past drug use.

Earlier this year, Pro became a first-time dad when his actress and model girlfriend Karima McAdams, 36, welcomed their son – named Slimane – in March following a slightly earlier than expected arrival.

Professor Green has discussed how he will approach his drugs past when his son inevitably starts asking questions



Speaking to The Sun on Sunday, the chart topping star addressed how he will discuss his drugs past with his son as he grows up.

He explained: “I think I’ll say to him, ‘Daddy used to be a rapper, his name was Professor Green’. It will begin there.

“The initial explanation will probably be around horticulture. We have a book in our bathroom, a children’s story about marijuana called It’s Just A Plant.

Pro – real name Stephen Manderson – and Karima McAdams welcomed their son back in March


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“I don’t know if I’m going to let him read that or not, but it won’t be one of his first books. I think we’ll stick to Peter Rabbit for a while.”

The star went on to explain he expects his son to have questions about his tattoos and the content of his music – but vows to be “open and honest” about everything.

Earlier this year, Pro explained how he adjusted quickly to fatherhood as he shared an update with fans a week after his son had arrived.

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Sharing a snap of Slimane via social media at the time, he wrote: “Things I couldn’t do a week ago that I can now…

“Change nappies. Burp a baby. Dress a baby appropriately (though I did put a pair of dungarees on backwards)…

“Tell the difference between a baby’s cry for feeding / gas / nappy change / need for skin. Love entirely unconditionally. Understand why people describe or use days / months to describe their child’s age.

“I didn’t know my ar*e from my elbow a week ago but picking it all up quite quickly. Happy Tuesday.”

The proud dad announced the arrival of his baby to the delight of fans in March with a message shared online.

He wrote: “I didn’t wake up Monday morning expecting to meet you. In my mind we still had a couple of weeks to get everything ready, but you had other ideas.

“I’ve always said ‘the only way to be on time is to be early’; it’s nice to see you taking after me already, though you seem to have inherited your Mum’s looks.”

Pro has been sharing updates on his new role as a father online


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He added: “Privately we’ve endured what so many parents-to-be have, your journey to us wasn’t a straight line whatsoever, it was a rollercoaster right up to your arrival.

“I didn’t allow myself to express my excitement as much as I’d have liked to, I wanted to freely shout about how excited I was about you joining us, but I was frightened. We had scare after scare during the worst of which, I said to your Mama ‘if he does make it, he’s grounded’.

“Having met you, I’m sorry. It wasn’t your fault and you’re totally forgiven. You’re far too perfect to be mad at.”

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