Lee Daniels, spilled his guts on Monday at the Family Equality Council’s 10th-Annual Night at the Pier event…and it’s pretty freaking inspiring, whether you watch Empire or not…
In an evening celebrating LBTQ families, the Precious director talked about accidental fatherhood, after his brother was sent off to jail…
“He called me and said I’m having twins. But I was in a relationship at the time, I didn’t want no twins, I didn’t want no kids! I was in Palm Springs. I think I was on Special K at the time spinning at a White Party in a skirt.”
Lee says it was his then-boyfriend — with a little help from his mother — who convinced him to take in the twins:
“My partner at the time, Billy Hopkins, told me that he wanted kids. So we drove sometime in January in a limousine to pick up my brother’s kids . . . who ended up being my kids. OUR kids.”
But the TV exec confessed he was totally struggling with drugs- Special K and Meth. It made him hesitant to raise his brother’s children, but in the end it was for the best.
“What the hell am I doing saving these kids? But what I found was that I was not saving them. They in fact were saving me.”
Lee brought his mom, his ex, his son, Liam, and his current boyfriend Jahil on stage with him, to show that they are “what an American family looks like.”
Totally inspiring! Watch a clip of his speech, HERE!