By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
Lil Wayne’s successful rap career didn’t just happen. The Cash Money Records heavyweight and Young Money founder started off as a child emcee, and even coined one of the most popular rap lyrics of all time, “Drop it like it’s hot.” Lil Wayne began his rap career without relying on profanity out of respect for his mother, but that didn’t make him any less of a threat on a track. So it’s no surprise that he became a big star once he went solo and no longer made music with the Hot Boys. His success with Cash Money made him desire to start his own label and find his own talent.
Lil Wayne helped launched the successful careers of rappers Drake and Nicki Minaj. But it appears that he’s hoping to launch another big music career, and this time his experience as a child star might come in handy with his newly signed artist. According to Young Money president Mack Maine, the rapper has officially signed his own daughter Reginae Carter (also daughter of his ex-wife Toya Wright) to his Young Money roster.
Mack Maine tells RapUp:
“Wayne’s daughter, Reginae, is actually signed to Young Money now. Just expect greatness. She’s Toya [Wright’s] daughter and Wayne’s daughter, so that’s a great combination. She’s a star, put it like that. A megastar.”
Reginae was part of girl group the OMG Girlz, but later left the group due to some unspecified reasons. She did rap while she was a member of the group, so we can only assume she will be rapping in her solo career as well.
Check out the interview below:
I’ve heard her rap before…umm yeah.
Nepotism at it’s finest. Hopefully, she’ll shock everyone and actually be talented. Pretty girl by the way.
Isn’t it bad enough that someone actually gave Lil Wayne a record deal? And now this? Oh come on.
Hey, if I could give my daughter a record deal, I would too. #shrugs
She’s very pretty here. That’s all I got.
Well at least he’s the one that signed her. Hopefully he’ll keep her close and be very involved with her career. The way people take advantage of kids in the business is scary. So it’s cool that he signed her himself.
Cool. She still needs to get an education though. Female rappers have a short shelf life…
Uh oh. LOL. I wish her well. And she is certainly pretty enough that I can see her acting and modeling too.
I wonder if she will do a song with Nicki?
@april.Damn hope not..enough of gimmick rap already.geez