-The best surprise today. Because I was going down to
say hi to you before the show, and the best surprise ever is,
your dad came. -Yes.
-You brought your pops. -I brought my pops with me. -Who I love.
-I know. -He was so —
He is a — He is a badass. He’s a legend.
I love this dude. He’s just the coolest guy. I talked to him
all the time on “Taxi” every time I got a chance. Because he would
tell me crazy stories. ‘Cause he was a police officer
in Newark? -Yeah, a police officer
in Newark with S.W.A.T. Officer in Newark. [ Cheers and applause ] Tons of fun undercover stuff. I brought him here.
I don’t know where he is. He’s around here somewhere. -Oh, there he is.
-Oh, hey, Dad. -There he is. -Hey, Daddy!
-Ha ha! He’s a stud. Yeah, that’s right. Yeah.
[ Laughs ] He’s the best.
-He’s man candy. -I love you so much. I’m so happy to see you,
and that was such a surprise. I’m so happy that you’re here.
I love you. You’re just…
[ Cheers and applause ] I want you
to tell me this story. Could you tell me
this story about the first time
you bought a boat? Remember this? -Oh, my God.
Okay. This is — This is what young, dumb kids
from the hood do with money. -Yeah.
[ Laughter ] Actually, smart, enterprising,
yet not so savvy. -You had to do it up. -Okay, yeah. So we got
our first production deal when Shakim and I
were with Flavor Unit. And, you know, we get this like
$200,000 check from Sony. We about to start
putting out artists and stuff. But what do we do? We decide we want to buy a boat. [ Laughter ] So we buy this boat
for like 30 grand. We go pick it up. -Where do you live? -Live in Jersey.
We live in Jersey. Our office is in Jersey City. [ Cheers and applause ] You know, we got a boat slip
there and everything. -That’s right, yeah. -So, we’re gonna go
pick up this boat, you know, from down by the shore
in Jersey, and, um… We don’t know anything
about boating. We ride Jet Skis, right? But we got a hook-up at DMV. So we went in there,
we hit it off, and she put it on our license. You know, got a boat license
right quick. Know nothing about a boat. -Don’t worry about it.
I know somebody. -Yeah, “I know somebody
who knows somebody. You know, we hit it up, got that
on your license, right?” So — So —
[ Laughing ] So we go,
and we get this boat, and we call my dad
to come with us because he at least
knows how to drive a boat, you know, pilot a boat,
and we don’t. So I’m like, “Daddy,
we going to get this boat.” So we go get the boat, and it’s me, him,
and my partner Shakim. Little do we know
that it’s no good not to have a full tank of gas. They gave us the boat
with a half a tank of gas. And we got to bring it up
past the Verrazano, right into Jersey City. No problem.
Beautiful day just like today. And we’re going,
and this boat is slow as hell. No engine power,
and we’re trudging along, and this thing —
-[ Sputtering ] -Yeah, and I’m like,
“Oh, my God. We’re gonna run out of gas.” So just after we get past
the Verrazano Bridge, it’s tall ships,
and coming in town. The Hudson is loaded
with massive ships. They’re creating wakes,
and our boat is like this. And we on our little boat, and it’s like massive things
going past us. We run out of gas. As this is happening, this beautiful day
turns into rain. Rain starts pouring down. It’s storming,
the water’s rocking, we’re out of gas, we’re drifting
back out towards sea. So Shakim is so seasick,
he can’t even do anything. He just goes and lays down. I’m like, “Dad.” My father’s on the jack,
he’s like “Mayday, mayday! Sea tow, sea tow!” I’m like, “Oh, snap.
What’s sea tow?” -“Mayday, mayday.
Sea tow.” -Pops gets on the joint,
calls in. We drop this anchor, we get this crazy dude
who rolls up with a boat to come rescue us,
but he’s nuts. I’m like, “Well, how much crack
did this guy do before he came to get us?”
[ Laughter ] He’s like, “I got you!
Come on! Wait! Cut the –” We got our anchor dropped. “Cut the anchor!
Cut the anchor!” My father sends me
to get a knife. I go on inside the boat,
grab a knife, go back up. Dad gets it, cuts the anchor,
throws it in. We’re free. -[ Laughing ] ♪♪♪♪ [ Cheers and applause ] -We’re free.
-Cut the anchor.