By Vanessa Denis
It wasn’t an episode of MTV’s “Sweet 16” but Lil Wayne’s daughter Reginae Carter celebrated her 12th birthday with special guests and even an enviable date in young MC Diggy Simmons. Reginae is Lil’ Wayne’s oldest daughter, born to Weezy and his ex-wife Toya. The MC was present to celebrate with his little girl along with his own mother, Ms. Cita.
Lil Wayne wasn’t the only star sharing in his little girl’s moment. Reginae is also in the burgeoning music group called the OMG Girlz, which boasts four members including Reginae, Basha, Lourdes and one of T.I.’s children, Zonnique. Three Girlz stopped by the shindig along with Nivea, singer and mother to one of Lil Wayne’s newest sons. Cash Money head Baby was also present with his daughter, baring gifts for Reginae.
The party, no doubt organized the tween’s mother Toya, celebrated family unity.
During the 12 year-old’s big night, the birthday girl shared a twit pic of her date, Diggy, who arrived dressed mono-chromatically, embodying Jay-Z ’s famous phrase of “all black everything.”
Diggy, whose run on, er, “Run’s House” introduced him to the pop culture world, has moved on from being JoJo’s little brother to a budding rapper. Earlier this year, the Run DMC descendant earned a spot amongst the top five candidates running for MTV News’ Hottest Breakthrough MC of 2010.
“That’s dope. It’s crazy to me. … I’m at a loss for words. I’ve grinded and whatnot, but it’s been a short amount of time,” Diggy told MTV News. “When I saw [the other ’Hottest Breakthrough’ candidates], I was like, ’Eh.’ I was excited that I was even put in there. But I didn’t necessarily think I would win, because I haven’t been grinding as long as some dudes. … But the fact that I’m top five is huge.”
Diggy has released two mixtapes since entering the rap scene, First Flight and Airborne as well as a video depicting him rapping over Mobb Deep’s 1995 hit, “Shook Ones.” Good choice, Reginae and happy birthday!
images courtesy of Joi Pearson