Nepotism or rightly earned respect? Thus is the universal debate that arises anytime we see the son or daughter of a celebrated celebrity try to branch out on their own. It's only a natural cynicism. Let's face it, when daddy is Bob Dylan, doors seem to open easier than if pop is an electrician or mom is a mail courier. Makes us question if Robin Thicke or any of Will Smith's kids have any real talent, and if those annoying "I'm in Miami, Bitch," T-shirts would even exist if LMFAO's Redfoo wasn't the son of Motown mogul Berry Gordy.
We can't blame any of these celebrity kids, what else are you going to do if ma and pop are big shots in the biz? You certainly can't go be a waiter at Denny's. There have been some that have earned the respect of fans and critics in their own right, look at jazz pop vocalist Norah Jones (daughter of sitar guru Ravi Shankar) and Jeff Buckley (son to folk singer Tim Buckley) for example.
So, it's perfectly fine to be a little skeptical about Chelsea Tyler's new duo Badbad. The youngest daughter of Aerosmith's iconic frontman Steven Tyler's, this gorgeous chanteuse, who shares dad's amble, voluminous, there-has-to-be-silicone-in-there-but-there-isn't lips, began her career as a model, and in the past few years made the transition to musician.More »