Fat Joe let fans in to his personal life when he uploaded a photo with his oldest son, Joey, who has special needs. But it's the message with the photo that has the hip-hop community gushing at his love for the 23-year-old.

"I'm very private with my first born," wrote Fat Joe in a Facebook post. "Joey is special kid full of joy and Love. there's no way you could understand unless you have a family member who has challenges in life. He's my angel and the reason for all my blessings. I Love him to death. #godisgreat"

The 45-year-old rapper has three children. And in 2010, the New York native spoke about raising his son at the young age of 22.

"When I had him I was very young," Fat Joe told UrbLife.com "I love my son dearly, but I didn’t feel like I was ready to have kids at the time. From time to time I told my mom and dad they should have educated me on the responsibilities of having a kid. He was a special needs child, I raised him with my parents. His mom couldn’t handle him, and instead of him going to a center we raised him all of his life. I had to learn the responsibilities of being a parent the hard way," he shared with UrbLife.com

The Terror Squad rapper has his fans sharing photos with their own kids as well, in the comments of the post.

"I can relate I love my child unconditionally I pray for all the kids with challenges one love," wrote one fan who posted a photo with his son. Fans went to Twitter as well to share their approval. "Much love and respect, God bless your son!, tweeted one fan.

Check out the photo and message above as well as the tweet below.

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