Imagine being verified on Instagram before you could walk?! Ice-T and Coco Austin made their 3-year-old daughter Chanel her own Instagram straight out of the womb, and although they think it’s wonderful their little girl is active on social, they know not everyone will agree. In an exclusive interview with In Touch on Tuesday, August 13, at the WEtv Love After Lockup NYC Screening presented by OK! Magazine, the power couple defended their decision and had some choice words for those that throw shade.
“If you don’t want to see pics, don’t follow,” the proud father, 61, said. “You know, the day she was born, we started because I knew, you know, parents are always showing pictures of your kids. And you make people sick. So I said I’ll just give her a Twitter page and Instagram page, and we can load that up.” He continued, “And now she’s got almost 400,000 Instagram followers. And she don’t even know it.”
Coco, 40, said running her daughter’s thriving Instagram account is a full-time job. “It’s part of my work day. In the morning, I literally find pictures. I take pictures. I’m her own photographer. I accessorize her. And I teach her how to pose, and at the end of the day, she has a wonderful Instagram.”
Chanel is a little fashionista just like her mom, and the proud parents see a thriving career as an entertainer in her future. “I think she’s very creative. And I think she’ll take on what we do,” the blonde bombshell added. “It’s wonderful. We’re proud parents, and we love showing it,” said Ice.
Although this couple is very active on social and like to share their personal life, they told In Touch that they will never be on reality TV again. “I think we’re we have enough attention, our way, and that was just one thing off the list that we did,” the model said. “The problem with reality is entertaining people with your life is a slippery slope,” the rapper added. Although Ice Loves Coco won’t be coming to a screen near you, at least we have Chanel’s Instagram to gawk at!