The Kids All Write: Lil Wayne and Birdman’s Teenage Daughters Publish YA Novel
Notorious B.I.G.'s kids, meanwhile, will star in a blasphemous new cartoon
Cash Money buddies Lil Wayne and Birdman have a long history of working together — fans are still waiting on the sequel to the pair’s collaborative Like Father, Like Son album — and now the two rappers’ daughters have teamed up for a project of their own, a novel titled Paparazzi Princesses.
According to AllHipHop, Birdman’s daughter, Bria Williams, and Lil Wayne’s daughter, Reginae Carter, both 14 years old, have crafted a story about two young girls’ experiences growing up as the children of famous parents. Sounds like a stretch.
Williams and Carter wrote the young adult novel with Karyn Langhorne Folan, Harvard Law School graduate and previously published author (Street Level: An Urban Fairytale, Don’t Bring Home a White Boy: And Other Notions That Keep Black Women From Dating Out).
“There’s no better feeling than watching Bria and Reginae make this dream come true,” Birdman said in a statement. “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.”
Weezy added, “Proud doesn’t even begin to describe how me and the Birdman feel,” sounding not at all ridiculous. “I can’t wait for everybody else to experience their story.”
Paparazzi Princesses hits shelves on June 4 and will be published through Cash Money Records’ publishing division Cash Money Content (what a coincidence!), in association with Simon & Schuster’s Atria Books.
Meanwhile, Rolling Stone reports that the Notorious B.I.G.’s children — C.J. Wallace, 16, and T’yanna Wallace, 19 — are set to star in an animated television series based on their relationship to their late father’s recording studio. The show, titled House of Wallace, will reportedly revolve around the “Dead Wrong” MC’s kids as they care for the Brooklyn studio space and maintain its integrity, defying a larger company that comes sniffing around Biggie’s one-time workspace.
If all that wasn’t enough to make you sick, hang on: the fallen rap icon will also appear in “spirit,” and act as hip-hop’s very own Yoda, offering sage advice to his offspring.
The show will also feature musical guests and is currently in talks with “a few serious networks,” according to a representative from Ossian Media. In case House of Wallace doesn’t find a home, here’s one place it definitely belongs: SPIN’s Dead Wrong: 16 Years of Picking Biggie’s Bones feature.