"Write What You Know"

Ludacris continues to make his mark in the world of family-friendly content. His latest installment is a children’s book called Daddy and Me and the Rhyme to Be, which was inspired by Ludacris’ oldest daughter, Karma Bridges.


“When Karma was 6-years-old, she joined me in the studio and asked if she could make music, too. I remember giving her the classic but true advice, ‘Write what you know,'” Ludacris tells PEOPLE in an exclusive interview. The rapper, who also has a children’s show on Netflix called Karma’s World, used his own advice to create his first picture book.

“This is the basis of both the show and the book — a story for families that addresses what real kids go through,” Ludacris tells PEOPLE. “I want each of my daughters to live out their own dreams, and at that time in her life it was fun to hear that Karma had an interest in following in my footsteps,” the celebrity father adds.

Many would classify Ludacris as a “Girl Dad” as he is the father of four daughters. Karma, his oldest, is presently a student at Spelman College.

“I have absolutely loved being the father to four incredible girls,” the celebrity father shares with PEOPLE. “They have taught me so much and changed me for the better,” Ludacris adds. “It’s my daughters who inspired me to create this show for kids to spread a message of confidence, creativity and empowerment,” the entertainer continues.

“The best part of being a girl dad is that every day is something different and each daughter has unique needs,” Ludacris says of how he caters to his kids whose ages range from soon-to-be toddler to young adult. “So I am learning and adjusting every day just as much as they are,” the celebrity father shares.

Daddy and Me and the Rhyme to Be is available nationwide!

Photo: Ludacris/Instagram



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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