Angela Simmons Goes “Full Frontal” & Dishes On Growing Up Rich: “I Was Spoiled But I’m Not A Brat!”
This preacher’s daughter is breaking out! Angela Simmons, the 26-year-old daughter of famed hip-hop pioneer Rev Run, slipped into some sexy flirty dresses and designs for the Winter 2014 issue of VIBE Vixen and dished on working hard to step out from behind the shadows of her famous family.
“I was spoiled growing up, but I’m not a brat,” she explained of starting a fashion empire of her own. “Brats cry for what they want, they don’t work for it. AngelaIAM came about because there are so many different elements of me, and I like to share with people who follow me, so I needed a home for all of it, to be able to sell these products. So people could get their hands on the things that I wear or the products that I like. It’s kind of like a boutique.”
Despite her hard work, Simmons realizes that many people believe that success was handed to her on a silver platter.
“I’m used to the comments,” Angela shares, “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.”
Not caring what anyone thinks is Angela’s way of living in the public eye.
“I don’t like when people are so negative and quick to judge the people they feel are on a pedestal,” explained the Pastry and Angela Renee designer. “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.”
To read Angela’s entire interview, head over to VIBE Vixen and watch the behind-the-scenes video and flip through the gallery below. Do you respect Angela’s fashion hustle?