Lil Wayne's Ex-Wife Antonia Carter To Release Memoir


By Bridget Bland

What do you do when you were the first wife of hip-hop's biggest star, Lil Wayne? If you're Antonia "Toya" Carter, you write a memoir.

Amidst prepping the project, Toya took a moment to tweet she and her daughter Reginae's excitement about Weezy's homecoming this Thursday.

"My baby is soooo happy ... her daddy will be home in 2 days. I ? to see her smiling ?," Toya wrote.

Following in the footsteps of DMX's wife Tashera Simmons, who retained author Aliya S. King to pen her upcoming tell-all book, Antonia "Toya" Carter is prepping her own memoir entitled “Priceless Inspiration,” which explores her rocky relationship with Lil’ Wayne.

Toya, who stars on the BET reality series "Tiny and Toya,"—which is much more interesting than many rap fans thought it would be, RapFix included—is a bit different from other authors who’ve chosen to expose their rap relationships. Instead of being shunned, like hip-hop vixen Karrine Steffans or Carmen Bryant, the mother of Nas' first child, Toya’s gotten her Grammy Award-winning ex-husband’s full support on the project.

The Cash Money MC, whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter, and Toya, fell in love as teenagers. The New Orleans native became pregnant with their daughter, Reginae, at the age of 14, and the young couple married seven years later.

But, their relationship fizzled just two years later and Toya was left devastated.

"That relationship has brought me a lot of love and a lot of pain," Carter said of her failed marriage with Weezy.

Still, the two remain close friends.

Despite currently being incarcerated at Riker’s Island for gun possession, Wayne decided to show just how much he supports the mother of his child by writing the forward for "Priceless Inspiration." According to Toya’s publisher, the book is a cautionary tale to girls not to do it Toya’s way. It will also document her mother’s drug addiction and other intimate stories she penned in journals as a teen.

"Priceless Inspiration" will be released in February of 2011. Carter will also return to BET for her own reality show, minus T.I.’s wife Tameka "Tiny" Cottle, who recently plead guilty to drug possession in Los Angeles, in 2011.

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