The 14-year-old daughters of Cash Money Records co-founder Bryan "Birdman" Williams aka "Baby" and Grammy Award-winning rap superstar Dwayne "Lil Wayne" Carter, respectively, teamed up to pen this fictitious narrative of the adventures of two teen girls. The book is available through Cash Money Content books, the publishing arm of premier record label Cash Money Records.
These young women know the perks and disadvantages of being raised in the spotlight better than anybody, and they fashion their experiences into an engaging and heartfelt narrative. They may have seen what's behind the curtain at every red carpet event and backstage, but they're no different than any other girls their age.
Now, instead of relying on Instagram and Twitter as most of their peers do, their story is told in their new novel "Paparazzi Princess" through the characters of Kyla Jones and Promise Walker. On their journey to becoming their own women, the novel's main characters face their parent's high expectations, the pitfalls of being "unintentionally famous," and, most crucially, the trials and tribulations of
high school, homework, crushes, and friendship that everyone goes through. A collaboration with author Karyn Langhorne Folan, it's bound to be a page-turner for teens and young adults everywhere.
About "Paparazzi Princesses," Birdman proudly exclaims, "There's no better feeling than watching Bria and Reginae make this dream come true. They took an idea, worked extremely hard, and brought it to life. It's the kind of story that everybody can feel, and it's only the start of much bigger things for these two wonderful young ladies."
Lil Wayne echoes his excitement, "I've got to be honest. It's inspiring to see what these girls have done. It wasn't easy, and they did it all by themselves. 'Proud' doesn't even begin to describe how me and the 'Birdman' feel. I can't wait for everybody else to experience their story."
Cash Money Content is a groundbreaking partnership that pairs the Cash Money Records brand with Atria Books, a division of the publishing powerhouse, Simon & Schuster. Releases from the imprint include Raw Law: An Urban Guide to Criminal Justice by Attorney Muhammad Ibn Bashir, Justify My Thug and Payback Ain't Enough, the New York Times bestsellers from Wahida Clark, Murderville: First of a Trilogy by New York Times bestselling co-authors Ashley & JaQuavis, Pimp: The Story of My Life, Trick Baby, Long White Con and Death Wish, re-releases by the original urban lit author, legendary Iceberg Slim, all out now. CMC will release the entire Iceberg Slim backlist of seven novels. Fly Betty, the latest novel from Essence bestselling author Treasure Blue is also out now from CMC.
Last year's releases from CMC also included The Wives Association: Inner Circle, the hit debut novel from VH1 "Basketball Wives" star Evelyn Lozada, Murderville 2: The Epidemic from Ashley & JaQuavis, Get It Girls: A Harlem Girl Lost Novel by Treasure Blue, and Animal from 2008's Black Press Radio "Author of the Year," Kwan Foye. Animal hit #1 on Amazon.com's list of "Top Rated Fiction" and was also named one of Library Journal's Top 5 Street Lit novels of 2012. Cash Money Content also released two short eBooks for download from Treasure Blue, Little Bad Girl and Little Bad Girl 2.