Big Boi did a BIG thing for his daughter Jordan’s 16th birthday- and he didn’t buy her a $350,000 car that depreciates value, like Diddy did for his son.
Instead Big Boi gave his daughter a boost into becoming an entreprenuer. He gave his daughter Jordan Patton, a new record label, called Purple Ribbon Kidz.
Today, I joined Big Boi, Jordan and a host of celebs at a launch party for the record label at Atlanta’s Hard Rock Cafe.
Also in attendance was the first recording artist to be signed to Purple Ribbon Kidz, Gabbie Rae. Jordan actually discovered Gabbie Rae on YouTube and told her dad about the 13-year-old. Big Boi was impressed too and formed the record label in conjunction with his kid, and signed on Gabbie Rae to set it off.
At the event Jordan was prettty tickled standing alongside her dad and said, “I want to thank my dad for having faith in me. I’m looking forward to making Purple Ribbon Kidz something we can all be proud of. This is gonna be a great journey.”
Big Boi said he wanted to empower his daughter to be an entreprenuer. Big Boi also has a foundation Big Boi Kidz that strives to teach young people the importance of using their creative talents to empower themselves. And as you can see he walks the walk in his own life.
The purple (not red) carpet was in full effect. There was an 11-year-old DJ Priest on the ones and twos, cutting it up. (I think I was still playing with dolls at 11!) Too cute. And child star Adrian Kali Turner hosted.
Below are some pics from the event. There were lots of celebs in attendance. The ones I can remember are: Rapper Verse Simmons, the group Audio who were formerly B-5 (remember them), Reigndrop (Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes little sister), a female teen band Von Grey and many others. Enjoy the pics below. It was a hot PACKED house and the food was good too. Shout out to Angela Watts of AW Media Group and thanks to Christal of Enchanted PR for the invite!