Game defends 12-year-old daughter’s dress after fans say it’s not ‘age appropriate’
Doesn’t hold back. The game slammed trolls who criticized the way his 12-year-old daughter, California Dream Taylor, was dressed in a new photo.
The rapper – whose real name is Jayceon Terrell Taylor – took to Instagram on Sunday, Dec. 18 to share a photo of Cali when she was younger compared to a snap of her today. “Someone please tell the Lord to help…. She was only 2 years old a week ago… Now my baby is 12 years old, growing up and it won’t stop,” The Game, 43, wrote alongside a photo of his daughter wearing a silver dress and a white jacket around the arms.
After he encouraged his followers to follow Cali, who he shares with his ex-fiancé Tiffany Cambridge, on her new page because her “old is hacked,” the “How We Do” musician addressed critics who said she wasn’t dressed “age-appropriately.”
“[DISCLAIMER: before the internet get to INTERNET’n, me & her mother both agreed to let her do her make up for the young & beautiful @the_combs_twins sweet 16 birthday party]”, The Game concluded in the caption.
The California native continued to stand up to trolls after the Instagram account @TheShadeRoom shared the photos on his own account. “I’m going to say this once so people who aren’t her parents get it. My daughter is 12 and both her parents are more than strict,” he wrote in the comments section. “Tiffney is a school teacher with a master’s degree and 2 other degrees who is an amazing parent and is very capable of raising our daughter to be great even though I wasn’t in the picture…but I am in the picture so.”
He went on to explain that Tiffney called him to ask if it would be okay for Cali to wear the outfit Jessie and D’Lila Combs‘ party. “After talking to her thoroughly for over an hour, I agreed to let my daughter rock…since she wears a school uniform 5 days a week,” The Game explained. “My daughter has grown tremendously in the past year and is now almost 5’9 in height and beautiful. A straight A student, she is shy in most cases and dresses like a Tom boy in baggy jeans and Dr. Martin boots almost every day.”
The “Dreams” rapper noted that the party had a “futuristic” theme, adding that Cali “wanted to look good and be in complete confidence to support her friends’ celebration.” The Game concluded, “I am her father and her protector and she is and always will be a wonderful young woman. I wish everyone happy holidays and thank you for your opinions on a child who belongs to the United States, but we got this.”
In addition to Cali, The Game also shares sons Harlem Caron (19) and King Justice (15) with his ex-fiancé Valeisha Butterfield.