The rapper, whose real name is Stephen Manderson, has spoken in the past about his dad taking his own life, but in today’s interview his voice trembled with emotion as he recalled the last time he spoke to him and their difficult conversation.
Speaking to Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby about their relationship, he said: “He didn’t stick around for long. He ended up leaving my mother for another woman and then had two kids with her. They then split up and he didn’t see any of us.”
Pro Green, who dropped out of school at 14 and was raised by his grandmother, then revealed the heartbreaking last moments he shared with his dad.
He said: “After my 18th birthday – that was the last time I saw him because we didn’t talk for years. The year before he ended up taking his own life, I reached out to him just before Christmas.
“We were meant to meet the day after Boxing Day. I spoke to him on Boxing Day and he said that his wife and their children wanted to see me.”
He continued: “I lost my temper because it was not about playing happy families, it was about us being adults and talking about everything that happened.”
When speaking of the very last words he said to his father, the rapper was visibly emotional.
He said: “He started to stutter. I had put myself on the line again – which is something I promised I wouldn’t do and I said, ‘If I ever see you again, I’ll knock you out.'”
Things soon took a darker turn, as he spoke of finding out of his dad’s death.
He told viewers: “I found out on the Wednesday morning when my nan came into my room and told me that my dad had hung himself.