“Nepo baby” is a term used to describe the child of famous parents, and New York magazine ran a cover story about the phrase last year. The term is often applied to Hailey, as she is the daughter of actor Stephen Baldwin.
Hailey is also married to Justin Bieber.
Overall, it was notable in January when she wore a shirt identifying herself as “Nepo Baby”.
The shirt caught the attention of many including Gwyneth Paltrow. Gwyneth’s response was particularly notable, as she is the daughter of film producer/director Bruce Paltrow and actress Blythe Danner.
Now, months later, Hailey is explaining why she wore the remarkable shirt in the first place.
“The Napo Baby T-shirt was meant to be my little comment on the whole discussion that was going around. And, you know, my intention in wearing the T-shirt was not to poke fun at it or be like, ‘Yeah ‘I’m a Nepo baby,’ and ha ha kind of talked about it,” she told Bloomberg in an on-camera interview published Thursday.
“It was more like that’s what everybody’s saying, and I want you to know that this is my way of reacting to it and my way of accepting it — in a way that’s so literal that It’s like, ‘I’m just going to call myself Napo Baby because I am one and I embrace that I am,'” she continued.
Haley further said that she felt awkward wearing the shirt as it received mixed reactions.
“I’m like, ‘So you’re going to sit there and call me Napo baby all day, but then I admit it and then I’m not Napo baby enough?’ So, it’s like, the internet never wins. And that’s what I’ve felt over and over again,” she added.