Angela Simmons Discusses Returning To Reality TV And Her New Niece

February 27, 2014  |  

Angela Simmons has come quite a long way since being the squeaky-voiced younger sister on popular MTV reality show “Run’s House.” After starring in how own spin-off along with her sister, Vanessa Simmons, the 26-year-old entreprenuer went on to establish her own fashion house, AngelaIAM. During a recent chat with VibeVixen, Angela opened up about why she feels she’s a self-made mogul and how she feels about having a new niece. Check out some highlights from her interview below.

On the “pull and privlege” that comes with being a descendent of rap royalty:

“I was spoiled growing up,” she admits, “but I’m not a brat. Brats cry for what they want, they don’t work for it.”

“I’m used to the comments, but at the end of the day I’m not concerned, because I know how hard I work. I can go to my dad and my uncle for advice, but other than that, anything that I have today, I’ve worked for. I pour my heart into it, and I live, sleep, breathe, eat it. I’m not going to sit here and prove to someone that I’m working; you’re going to see for yourself.”

On becoming an auntie:

“I am super excited. This is the first baby of the family and I am so happy. It’s incredible. So seeing the sister I grew up with have a daughter is amazing. I’m thrilled to eventually have a child of my own when I settle down at some point. For now, I’m just going to spoil my niece.”

On co-hosting “106th and Park” with ex-boyfriend, Bow Wow:

“We’re like best friends so that was super fun. I’ve known Bow Wow for nearly ten years so it wasn’t weird, it was normal. We’ve literally watched each other grow up.”

On plans to return to reality TV:

“That is definitely in the works. If all goes well, hopefully, you guys will see something really soon.”

On the downside of fame:

“I don’t like when people are so negative and quick to judge the people they feel are on a pedestal. That’s a downside to being in the spotlight. You have to deal with people constantly poking at you or how you look. It’s always something. But that comes with fame. As long as you have thick enough skin, you’re fine. I prefer not to go on blogs, but if they’re commenting on my Instagram, of course I am going to see it. The best thing to do is ignore it.”

Click for more pics from her photo shoot. Read her full interview here.

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