By Vanessa Denis
Diggy Simmons is no longer just a reality TV star from MTV’s “Run’s House” or merely the son of Run DMC’s Rev Run. No, the young man is easing his way from rhyme spitter into hip-hop heart throb territory. The teen recently escorted Lil Wayne’s daughter, Reginae Carter, to her 12th birthday party held in Altanta.
“Yeah, that was my first time meeting Weezy and it was amazing!” Diggy blurted out, when asked about meeting Lil Wayne. “I’m like the biggest, well not the biggest, Weezy fan, but a very big Lil Wayne fan. [I’m a] fanatic of his music, it was great to meet him.
“He was real thankful I could come out and do it,” Diggy continued. “That’s something I really respected of him — even though anybody would pull that favor for Lil Wayne — I’m not like the biggest deal or anything, so it’s like ’Wow.’ He was like ’Thank you so much, whatever you need, I got you.’ So he was a very humble, great person, besides the fact that he’s one of the dopest MCs ever.”
Diggy actually met one of his idols through one of his best friends.
“I’m really cool with Lil’ Twist, Wayne’s artist — we’ve been like brothers for the longest. [We’re] just real close — and he [Lil Twist] was like ’Yo, Weezy wants to book you for Reginae’s party’ and it just went from there,” the MC explained. “They got in touch with my people and we went out to Atlanta and I surprised her for her birthday party. It was amazing.”
And no, the pair aren’t dating.
“I just went to be an escort, it was real cool … being [Lil Wayne’s] surprise for the birthday party,” Diggy said.
The young MC also recently performed at a Sneaker Pimps event held in New York on December 4, where he sprung into a freestyle for more than one minute during his performance. Diggy is currently working on a third mixtape set to be released before the end of 2010.
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