The `We Made You` hitmaker - who raises his 14-year-old child Hailie, 17-year-old adopted niece Alaina and former wife Kim-s seven-year-old girl Whitney - admits it is growing increasingly different to show his love for the trio as they get older.
He said: "It`s a catch-22: I want to, as a father, express my love for my girls, but I don`t want to go too far with it, where it becomes a hindrance in their lives. When they were younger... it was easier."
The 37-year-old star - whose records have infamously mocked other people in the public eye - has previously battled an addiction to prescription drugs and admits his problems started when he "ran out" of enemies to target.
He explained to Spin magazine: "I was trapped in my head. I`d spent most of my career going against the grain. Calling bulls**t. And suddenly, I started running out of enemies.
"I started to become that cliche - my own worst enemy."
The Detroit-born star also revealed he sometimes goes back to the poverty-stricken neighbourhood where he grew up to remind himself of how far he has come in life.
He said: "It may sound corny, but I`ll go by and try to remember how things were when I was in those houses.
"I`ll go back and remember, like, f**k, man, how life was back then. How much of a struggle it was. As time goes by, you might get content and forget things."