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Published on August 30th, 2014 | by Jameelah "Just Jay" Wilkerson


Reginae Carter: Family Business

Well, first things first, let’s hop right into this brand new exciting venture and speak to me about your recently acquired partnership with HAIRFINITY® — How did this particular situation even come to fruition?
I’m very excited to be a part of the Hairfinity family. Working with Hairfinity has been great!

Now they’ve appointed you as their “official” Junior Brand Ambassador — So for those folks, like myself, who doesn’t know exactly what this is and/or entails, can you please explain it all for me? 

My job as the Junior Brand Ambassador is to educate young adults about hair care and nutrients to achieve beautiful healthy hair.

The campaign also features a coming-of-age documentary — What then can we, the masses, expect from Becoming Reginae?

With my campaign Becoming Reginae, people will learn a little more about who I am as a person and what my life is like. It will definitely show me working on all my projects.

In addition, you recently unveiled your just unleashed debut single & video “Mind Goin’ Crazy” — What can you tell me about this particular track? How did it actually come about?

“Mind Goin’ Crazy” is my first single that I am very excited about! The single expresses my personality. It’s a fun song that you can just let your hair down (to) and live life while listening to it. I was in the studio with my producer, Detail, and we heard the beat, and “Mind Goin’ Crazy” was the first thing that came to mind!

For it, you inked with your dad’s very own record label Young Money Entertainment — Was that pretty much a given from the jump? Or, were you somewhat apprehensive about automatically signing with him figuring people may just assume it was a form of nepotism opposed to being based on your true skill set or talent?

Well, I’ve always wanted to do music and with my father owning a huge label, there’s no other label I would want to be signed to. Even though I’m his daughter, I had to prove myself and show that I’m serious, just like any other artist that are signed to the label .

Being that you are the daughter of rap superstar Lil Wayne and reality television personality Toya Wright, has music basically been in your blood from as far back as you can remember?

Music has been in my blood since I was a little girl. I would watch my father perform and just dream that one day I’ll be as big as he is.

With that being said, and because both of your parents are definitely veterans at their individual crafts in the entertainment industry, were they all “for” you choosing this as a career path? Or, did they have their, expected, reservations about it?

My parents are always supportive in everything I do. They’re my #1 fans! They raised me to follow my dreams and music is one of them, so they’re behind it 100%!

At what point though then did you, yourself, really opt to pursue entertainment on a professional basis? 

I’ve always wanted to pursue music, but when I finished my book tour with my God-sister, Bria (Williams) [Birdman’s daughter], it really made me just want to go on tour with music because I just love performing.

Have either or both of your parents offered you any sound advice or maybe gave you some precautionary warnings before allowing you to embark on a musical journey of your very own?

Both of my parents are always dropping tips here and there. They’re always giving me great advice and always tell me to keep tough skin in this industry .

How much actual input do the two of them have when it comes to the overall direction of your career path?

My parents give me input all the time. If it wasn’t for them, I wouldn’t be this brave and confident. There’s nothing better than having your parents always by your side!

Now initially you were part of the OMG Girlz collective, alongside Tiny’s daughter Zonnique, among others — What really prompted your decision to permanently leave the fold?

It was a business decision between the labels, but me and the girls are still really cool and we support one another to the fullest!

Success, define yours? And, what are your future plans and/or goals for sustaining longevity in this grueling business of music?

I’m an author, entrepreneur and an artist on one of the biggest labels at the age of 15, so I have to say that’s my “success!”

…My goals are just to keep striving for the best and never let my fans and supporters down! It’s only the beginning, and there’s so much more I want to accomplish. I also want to get into acting.

Do you have any additional/outside aspirations, maybe even completely away from entertainment?

I’ve always wanted to be a OB/GYN or something in that field.

To date, what has been your biggest career moment, at least thus far anyway?

I’ll have to say when my father introduced my video on Weezy Wednesday’s — It just felt so surreal! It had to be one of the most proudest moments so far.

Looking ahead, say five or even ten years from now, where do you see yourself?

In a couple of years, I see myself as a very successful actress and recording artist.

As for the immediate, what’s next for you, Reginae?

Well, I just finished my EP and soon I’ll be back in the studio working on my album! I also want to start working on my acting career. And, of course, making my clothing line bigger and better! I’m so excited with all of my accomplishments I have so far.

Is there anything I left out or just plain forgot to mention?

Well, I might be coming back to TV soon, but I can’t really go into details just yet. In the meanwhile, you can checkout my webisodes on: BecomingReginae.com — Stay tuned!

Any “closing” thoughts for our readers?

I just want to let all my supporters know that I love them so much and really appreciate them! I also want to say if they have a dream, I want them to continue to work on it and never give up. Don’t let anyone tell you what you can’t do…We are the future!

By: Todd Davis

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