Reginae Carter 16 (Lil Wayne’s daughter) and Bria Williams 15 (Birdman’s daughter) penned a book called Paparazzi Princesses in which they divulge what it’s really like to grow up as hip-hop royalty. They also talked about being the daughters of such famous rappers and what they love and hate about school!
From the looks of it, Reginae Carter and Bria Williams are just normal teen girls. They go to high school, they spend too much time on Instagram, and they love shopping!Bria Williams and Reginae Carter
Technically Paparazzi Princesses is fictional, but it’s impossible to deny the similarities between Reginae and Bria and the book’s two music mogul daughters—who, coincidentally, are dealing with paparazzi, gossip rags, and super famous fathers.The Princesses with their Dads; Birdman and Lil’Wayne
When Teenvogue.com chatted with the girls about what it’s like to grow up in the spotlight, what they like listening to, and how their debut novel is just the tip of their Young Hollywood takeover, they were really enthusiastic in their response.
How long have you two known each other?
Bria Williams: Since we were babies! And she’s my godsister, so we’re really close.
How did you decide to write a book based on your lives?
BW: My dad said we should write a book. He just threw the idea out, but then Reginae and I really wanted to do it.
Reginae Carter: We always say, “Oh my gosh, if someone could just look in on our lives…” People think it would be so cool to be a celebrity’s kid, but it has its ups and downs. Me and Bria have been introduced to the paparazzi and awards shows since we were so little. One day, we said, “Everybody thinks it’s just so perfect, but maybe we should tell them how it is.” Instead of them just looking at us, they can come into our lives. We feel like not a lot of kids read nowadays, with social media and everything, so we’re hoping to put the fun back into reading.Bria Williams and Reginae Carter Sign Paparazzi Princesses at Books & Books
What is it like to have a hip-hop star for a dad?
RC: There are some major advantages. Just the fact that you can go to awards shows and meet people in the industry that you look up to. Red carpets are so fun!
BW: It’s cool, because I see my dad on stage performing, and it’s like, “Wow, that’s my dad.”
RC: I am a big, huge fan of Rihanna and I met her a couple of weeks ago at her concert, and then she followed me on Instagram! She’s so cool. I love her.
What’s school like for you?
BW: School is fun, but the part I don’t like is waking up for it!
RC: I just graduated from eighth grade! My old school was very small, so it wasn’t a big deal. Not everybody tripped as much about my dad. And in my new school, a lot of people are like me, so it won’t be a problem.
What do your dads think of the book?
RC: I’m not sure if he’s read it yet, but he’s very proud of me and Bria.
BW: He’s super super excited. He read it!
What was it like to write a novel at such young ages?
BW: It was… long. It was hard! It’s fiction, so we had to come up with drama—but it is based on drama in our lives, too.
Would you want to write another book in the future?
BW: We might write another one if this one does well, but we’re also busy working on a clothing line too. It’s called YMCMP, which stands for Young Money Cash Money Princess, and they’re sweatshirts, jackets, socks—everything.
What music do you like listening to?
BW: I like Rihanna, Drake, Chris Brown, I like…there are so many things I like!
RC: I love pop, I love rap. I like some Christian music. And hip-hop! I don’t discriminate with music.
What are you up to this summer?
BW: Wayne’s going on tour, so we might catch that concert. My dad’s going with him, so I might get to tag along a little bit.
RC: I have the book tour, and I’m working on music, too. I’m in a duo with my friend—I sing, and she raps. We’ve been in the studio, and we should have an album out sometime this summer, but we’re not sure. We are going to be leaking something in June for Father’s Day!
Bria, do you want to be a singer, too?
BW: I don’t really like to sing. Fashion is my thing!
When asked about “Paparazzi Princesses,” the daddies where soooo bursting with pride you could hear buttons pop!
Birdman proudly exclaims “There’s no better feeling than watching Bria and Reginae make this dream come true. They took an idea, worked extremely hard, and brought it to life. It’s the kind of story that everybody can feel, and it’s only the start of much bigger things for these two wonderful young ladies.”
Lil Wayne too didn’t disappoint in the show of excitement, “I’ve got to be honest. It’s inspiring to see what these girls have done. It wasn’t easy, and they did it all by themselves. ‘Proud’ doesn’t even begin to describe how me and the ‘Birdman’ feel. I can’t wait for everybody else to experience their story.”
Reginae Carter was recently spotted getting dolled up in a gorgeous dress and lovely heels for her homecoming and we think she looks flawless from head-to-toe. She later swapped her heels for sneakers though. Lol!Reginae at Homecoming
Homecoming is one of the most important moments in high school and we bet she was so excited. In one of the photos she took; one alongside with her mum, and another with her boyfriend, she looked like her mum’s twin.