Kidada Jones is the former fiancee of Tupac Shakur, the late rapper who died on September 13, 1996. Kidada Jones and Tupac dated for several months and were still together at the time of his shooting and eventual death. Kidada was amongst the last people to speak to Shakur before he gave up the ghost.
Born on the 22nd of March 1974, the 49 year-old Kidada Jones is the daughter of Quincy Jones, the record producer, and Peggy Luipton, the actress. She is a stylist, fashion designer, actress, and author who has worked with the likes of Disney and Tommy Hilfiger. Discover all there is to know about her, including her romance with the late Tupac.
Who is Kidada Jones?
In addition to being the daughter of an American record producer, musician, songwriter, composer, arranger, and film and television producer Quincy Jones. Kidada is also an American actress, model and fashion designer, widely famous for her work as a designer for The Walt Disney Company, where she released a line of clothing known as Kidada for Disney Couture.
Kidada also became famous after putting together a stunning apparel for Michael Jackson’s appearance on the cover of Vibe magazine. The American model worked with top designers like Tommy Hilfiger and has appeared on the cover of glitzy fashion magazines like Elle, Vogue, and Harper’s Bazaar.
Kidada started a relationship with the late rapper and actor Tupac Shakur after breaking up with LL Cool J
A Look at Her Childhood and Family Life
Kidada Jones was born in Los Angeles, U.S (California) in 1974, 22nd March. She attended a fashion institute to train on designing and merchandising.
She has three siblings; Rashida Jones, Quincy Jones the third, and Kenya Kinski.
Rashida is her sister while the other two are her half-siblings. She was raised with her sister Rashida, a screenwriter and an actress, in Bel Air. At the age of 19, she started working for a designer named Tommy Hilfiger. Kidada is half Jewish (mother) and half African-American (Father). Her father is a great legend and an icon, well known not just in African American community but around the world for her contributions to the music industry
Kidada’s father Quincy Jones has currently retired but still serves in different organizations as an executive. His home was frequented by well-known celebrities that includes Abdul-Jabbar and Michael Jackson. Due to a background of mixed races, Kidada suffered an identity crisis.
This made her rebellious as she was kicked out from eleven different schools. She was just fifteen years old and was trying to fit in just like any other teenager at her position could do.
Kidada Jones’ Relationship With The Late Tupac Shakur and How They Met
Before engaging Jones, Tupac was briefly married to Keisha Morris in 1995. He also dated several leading ladies in Hollywood. However, his final love relationship was with Kidada Jones.
It all started after Rashida (Kidada Jones’ sister) slammed Shakur in an exposé questioning his morality in relation to respecting legendary people like her father. Months later, Tupac Shakur and Kidada met in a night club. He came close to her thinking she was Rashida with a motive to apologize to her for criticizing her father. It was after this that Kidada fell in love with him although Quincy could not approve of their relationship.
The love birds were living together as an engaged couple before Tupac’s death. His death broke his fiancée’s heart and made her harbor resentment feelings towards Quincy Jones, her father.
At the time of Tupac’s demise, Kidada was right with him at the hospital. Tupac was shot four times by unknown assailants in 1996, on 7th September just after going out from their hotel room in Las Vegas. He was rushed to the hospital. She had to join him at the hospital but unfortunately, Tupac died on 13th September 1996 as a result of severe injuries inflicted by the gunshots.
Kidada and Tupac started dating in 1996 until his death. His death affected her very much to an extent that she could not get out of her home for almost nine months. She felt guilty of causing his death. This is because, earlier on that day, Kidada had warned him of going out since she had a terrible feeling that something bad was going to happen to him. However, he insisted on going out.
Quincy Jones’ Relationship With The Late Tupac Shakur
Tupac did not have a good relationship with Quincy Jones. He criticized Kidada’s father by speaking about Quincy’s relationships with women of different races as well as having children with mixed races. Rashida was pissed with Tupac for criticizing her father in a public interview with one of the magazine sources.
There was clearly animosity between Quincy Jones and Tupac Shakur. This could have resulted from the fact that Tupac had boldly exposed how he was not for the behavior of Quincy. He did this without knowing that he was one day going to betroth Quincy’s daughter. Tupac died but Quincy never went to see him at the hospital, a situation that annoyed Kidada.
Is Kidada Jones Married and Does She have Children?
Kidada is known for dating a lot of men in the past, however, she actually happened to have settled down in a marriage for 3 years. Between 2003 to 2006, she was a wife to Jeffrey Nash but the pair ended up divorcing three years later. There is no more information regarding details on their marriage.
One thing is clear though, Kidada Jones so far does not have any children.
In the early 90’s, Kidada and a rapper by the name LL Cool J, had a two-year relationship that was also mentioned in one of Cool J’s tittles. It was later revelaed that the two went separate ways due to Kidada’s spiritual beliefs.
Kidada’s dating profile and relationship status currently (after her marriage to Jeffrey Nash) have not been disclosed as at the time of this writing.
Where is Kidada Jones and What is She Doing Now?
Since the death of Tupac in 1996, Kidada opted to have Tupac tattooed on her arm. She also decided to move on with her occupation of being an actress, model and fashion designer. This is what she does to date.
Her current relationship status is undisclosed. Her location currently is at the Walt Company where she is working as a designer.
Kidada Jones is an icon to emulate in the fashion industry. The rise in her career is an encouragement to many women who are pursuing the same career path. The model, designing and acting industries are currently so many globally and are eager to accommodate the likes of Kidada Jones. Her focus and motivation is what makes her do her work passionately without quitting