It can be challenging for many of us common folk to live up to the expectations and legacies of our families. Luckily for us, our anonymity allows us to grow and forge our own paths in relative peace. But when your dad is hip-hop royalty and possibly one of the greatest rappers of all time, the spotlight, fairly or not, will find its way to you. This is the situation rapper Lil Wayne’s daughter Reginae Carter has found herself in her entire life.
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Obviously, the young woman’s parents made some great decisions with their lives and careers, so what has Reginae learned from her famous parents while growing up? Please, keep reading below to find out!
Reginae Carter on Struggling Growing Up
Both of Reginae Carter’s parents have been successful in their individual career endeavors. Reginae’s mom, Toya Wright, is a successful author, television personality, and businesswoman. Lil Wayne, Reginae’s dad, arguably belongs on hip-hop’s Mount Rushmore of artists. The rapper has helped define the hip-hop genre for over a generation now and has a net worth estimated to be over $150 million- more on that number in a moment.
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Even with such a seemingly privileged life while growing up, Reginae’s Instagram photos indeed point to a bit of privilege, the young reality TV star says she still had struggles along the way, especially in school. In several interviews, Reginae has had this to say about her time in school.
“That’s the thing, my dad is like, you know, the OG, so everybody is like, ‘Oh, I don’t want to talk to her’… There’s a certain respect that you have to have when you come to me, so it’s like people don’t be wanting to deal with all of that. You gotta deal with my daddy; then you got to deal with my godfather … It’s just too much.”
“I’ve always had great grades, I’ve always did what I had to do, but school was never for me… it’s not the same with me. I always had to think about the teachers not liking me because of my daddy or my mama or the kids not liking me because I got this.”
Claiming to struggle growing up and releasing statements like these comes across as more than a little tone-deaf when your family is worth over $150 million. But, we all say, and do, stupid things growing up. It seems that Reginae Carter has had a solid foundation in her upbringing and has learned a few important lessons.
Valuable Lessons From Mom and Dad
As much as the narrative is spun the other way, college and pursuing higher levels of education is not for everyone. I could name half a dozen valid reasons someone would choose a different path for themselves. None of those reasons are because people are jealous of you over your family’s money and stardom though. Reginae Carter did take the advice from her famous hip-hop father to heart and worked hard during her time in school.
Lil Wayne didn’t finish high school but instead chased and fought for success in the music industry. But the artist didn’t give up on his education completely. The talented rapper would go on to get his GED then attended college at the University of Houston. Success and touring made it hard for Wayne to make it to his classes, so ultimately, he dropped out of college.
While it was arguably the right move to make dropping out, Lil Wayne still wanted to finish school. The already successful artist picked up online classes at the University of Phoenix to finish out his education. Lil Wayne has instilled the value and importance of education in his daughter. Lessons she has taken to heart.
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While she felt singled out at times and uncomfortable, Reginae still pushed herself to do well in school. She kept good grades throughout and never forgot the encouragement her father gave her. “My father always tells me there is nothing more beautiful than a black educated woman.” So, I guess sorry, all you white girls with PhDs!
Reginae Carter Forging her Path
Far from content to live off of her parents’ success, Reginae Carter follows her own path to success! The beautiful and talented young woman knows she wants to pursue entertainment and enjoys making people happy.
Reginae has dabbled in music on the side with friends but finds acting to be her biggest passion. The young hopeful is working hard to improve her craft and hopes to use her time on reality TV and performances on TikTok to make a name for herself. With two successful parents actively involved and guiding her, along with a drive to succeed, there is little doubt Reginae Carter will find the success she is looking for!
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