Introducing The Cover Star of Hello Beautiful's Heartthrob Issue: Omarion
Omarion has grown and matured, much better than some others in our 30-plus age range who don’t have a sinewy stomach or a scorpion tattoo for their Zodiac sign inked on their back. Omari the father is someone millennials might not know. “It has changed me in the best way,” says Omarion about fatherhood. “When we, think about selflessness and not being selfish, it’s hard to quantify what that looks like. And when you have kids, you realize it’s not all about you anymore. I would say that that’s probably the biggest and the greatest lesson that a person like me could have.
"One day people love you, and then the next people, people hate you. One day, ‘he’s the greatest performer!’ And the next day it’s like, ‘Oh he can’t sing!’ like 22 years of work just goes away. So to be able to continue to focus on the purpose and the intent of why I’m even here and the legacy I’m creating has kept my joy intact."
Writer: Danielle Canada
Danielle "Dani" Canada is a seasoned entertainment journalist with over a decade of experience as highlighted in The New York Times and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She is the former Assistant Editor of HipHopWired.com and current Deputy Editor of BOSSIP.com. She's conducted interviews with celebrities including Gabrielle Union, Jada Pinkett Smith, Kelly Rowland, Don Cheadle, Meagan Good, Toni Braxton, Ludacris, and more.
Photographer: Michael Rowe
Jamaican-born photographer Michael Rowe has photographed some of the top names in the entertainment industry, including Ellen DeGeneres, Jimmy Kimmel, Michael B. Jordan, Elizabeth Debicki, Ava DuVernay, Angela Bassett, Laverne Cox, Viola Davis, Spike Lee, Janelle Monáe and countless others. Rowe splits his time between New York and Los Angeles.
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