Pictured: Kevin and DJ Irie at "Lose Control" video shoot at Pure.
Kevin Federline has completely revamped his image since splitting with Britney Spears. Virtually overnight, the back-up dancer-turned-rapper has gone from "America's Most Hated" to "America's Most Hottest." Kevin has embraced a new fashion sensibility and toned down his partying.
Kevin's friend DJ Irie, the Miami-based deejay who first met Kevin and Britney last Spring while spinning at Miami nightclub Mansion, tells Star, "He's switched his look to 'GQ.' It's just a new phase in his life. He really is just trying to walk a straight line. He's doing the 'GQ' thing now everyday. It's a great, great look for him. It's not just something you're going to see today and tomorrow — it's going to be there for awhile."
One thing that hasn't changed, though, is Kevin's dedication to his two sons with Britney, Sean Preston and Jayden. What's their top father-son bonding activities? Watching TV and shopping!
"Their number one, favorite thing to do is watch TV together," DJ Irie, who will tour with Jamie Foxx next year, tells Star. "He puts Sean on his lap, and he just sits back and watches TV. When I'm there, that's what he's always doing. They watch cartoons. Definitely, definitely cartoons."
And when Kevin plays big-boy games with his friends, Sean's an observer. "He plays video games with his friends, and Sean will be there watching," DJ Irie says. "Like he'll be playing [the football video game] Madden with Big Mike, and Sean will just be there watching."
Kevin also likes to treat his sons with intense retail therapy. "When they go out, he likes to take them shopping," DJ Irie says. "He even loves taking them to the supermarket. He loves taking them shopping. He loves it. He spoils them. He gets them the most expensive stuff. He'll buy them clothes, and cool hats, and stuff like that. He totally spoils them."
So needless to say, Kevin is determined to obtain custody of his boys. "He's going to fight with everything's he's got," DJ Irie says. "He's going to fight hard. He wants his kids with him. There's no question about it. He's a great dad!"