Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges: His Hopes and Dreams for Daughter Karma
06/08/2013 AT 03:25 PM EDT
"I think of her as a little girl," he says, "but I can't keep her in that shell."
To help ease the transition, he sets aside plenty of quality time, "turning the phone off, no distractions – just her and me talking about what's going on in her world," he says. "I have an RV, and sometimes we just drive to different places. It's good for us."
As she gets older, the star's dream for Karma – whose mom is Atlanta attorney Christine White – is for her to become "a young lady who has followed her goals and dreams. That's what I want for her."