Reginae Carter and Bria Williams, the daughters of Lil Wayne and Birdman, respectively, have their very first novel coming out next month. The novel, Paparazzi Princesses, is set for release on June 4.
The book description seems pretty realistic to the lives of both Carter and Williams, and follows the lives of two girls, Kayla Jones and Promise Walker, who are the daughters of two rap legends. According to the book description, the novel addresses all the high expectations of having successful parents and the "not-always welcome glare" of media attention and gossip.
Carter and Williams sat down with Teen Vogue to talk a little bit about the inspiration behind the book and what it's like being the daughters of Lil Wayne and Birdman:
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.
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.
Paparazzi Princesses will be published by Cash Money Content, the label's publishing division, in association with Simon and Schuster's Atria Books. Read more of their interview at Teen Vogue and look for their book out next month.
[via Teen Vogue]