The 'Mysterious Girl' star, who admitted that it was a "fantastic opportunity" to be a judge on the reality show, said that his 4-year-old son Junior and 2-year-old daughter Princess Tiaamii are his priorities.
"I hate turning down fantastic opportunities like this and I would have loved to have taken part," he said in his New magazine column.
"But my children absolutely come first and there is no way I could be apart from them for that long. It would kill me," he added.
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