Private jets, sports cars, fancy mansions, and globetrotting. These are some of the perks that the cast of reality series Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta (returning for your bingeing pleasure in June on 1Magic, DStv 103) and Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta (S4 now airing on 1Magic) are accustomed to. They were either raised by famous parents in the hip hop industry or they’re child stars who made millions of dollars as kids. In their shows, they’re pulling back the curtain and inviting viewers into their glamorous yet complicated lives while they try make a name for themselves in showbiz.
Hard to grow in a shadow
As much as there are advantages to growing up in a wealthy family, there are also downsides. Apart from societal pressure to reach the same level of success as their parents, the cast of Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta admit that they aren’t afforded the privacy as any normal person. If they aren’t being followed by paparazzi, the tabloids and blogs are airing their dirty laundry. They are always in the public eye, which isn’t easy. But they’re out to find themselves and step out of their parents’ shadow.
Learning life’s ABCs
Here are five things we learnt from the cast about having famous parents: