Jadarius Jenkins (born on 18th June 1996) is a 26 year-old American rapper and fashion designer better known as the first child of Jeezy, the famous rap artist and actor.
Jadarius, also known as Lil’ Jezzy, started his musical career at age 24 in the year 2020. He is following in his father’s footsteps alongside pursuing his passion for fashion design. Get to know more about him here.
Jadarius Jenkins was Born and Raised in Atlanta, Georgia
Jadarius was born to Jay Wayne Jenkins (Jeezy) and Tenesha Dykes on the 18th of June 1996, 26 years ago. He was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
Jadarius was born from one of Jeezy’s previous relationships. His mother, Tenesha Dykes was reported to have custody of him while he was growing up, and his father paid the Child Support fees.
Jadarius graduated from high school at Georgia Riverwood’s Academy in the year 2015. Later, he attended Savannah College of Art and Design, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in art and design. He has decided to pursue a career along this path.
Meet Jadarius Jenkins’ Parents
His father Jeezy, born Jay Wayne Jenkins, is a prominent American rapper and actor. He was born on the 12th of October 1977 in Columbia, South Carolina. After the family had moved to Macon, Georgia, his parents divorced when he was still a little child. This led to Jeezy’s rough childhood.
He was arrested at the age of 17 in 1994 for drug dealing. Subsequently, after his release, he began pursuing his music career. Jeezy released his debut album in 2001, titled Thuggin’ Under the Influence. He has had a successful music career since then with several hit songs like “Love In the Club,” “Put On,” and “I’m so Paid.”
His mother, Tenesha Dykes is not really in the spotlight. She is an entrepreneur and the co-owner of the FYS Music Group, Atlanta, Georgia, United States. She also resides in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. She and her son Jadarius have a lot of nice times with each other.
Jeezy and Tenesha were former partners but were never married. Their romantic relationship produced Jadarius Jenkins and supposedly Shyheim Jenkins. Jeezy got married after their relationship crashed, while Tenesha has remained a single mother to date.
Who are Jadarius Jenkins’ Siblings?
Lil’ Jeezy’s two siblings are Amra Nor Jenkins and Shyheim Jenkins. Jeezy and Mahlet “Mahi” Gebregiorgis gave birth to Amra Nor in February 2014. Even though her parents separated in 2019, she was born before their December 2016 engagement.
Unfortunately, no details—not even the identity of his mother—are available regarding Shyheim Jenkins’ early years. But then, according to some sources, he and Lil’ Jeezy have the same mother.
What is the Father-Son Relationship Between Jeezy and Lil’ Jeezy Like?
Like every other relationship, the relationship between Jeezy and his son Jadarius has its ups and downs. Though there has been news about Jeezy assaulting his son and giving him a life threat, it’s on record that Jeezy once bought Jadarius a car and frequently buys him jewels, cell phones, expensive clothing, and footwear because he adores his kid and gives freely to satisfy his every need.
Jadarius’ 16th birthday celebration was lavish thanks to Jeezy, who rented out the lavish $19 million mansion of local millionaire Lee Najjar. Jadarius arrived in a chauffeur-driven SUV. Rapper Soulja Boy was paid thousands of dollars by Jeezy to play live at the birthday party. It has been reported that Jadarius, on the other hand, was an unruly, spoiled teenager who frequently contradicts his father while he was growing up.
The only time there were any allegations against Jeezy for reportedly assaulting Jadarius was in the year 2022. Jadarius was 17 years old at that time. This incident led to the arrest of his father, who was later released after denying the allegations leveled against him. Though Jeezy attested that they both had an altercation that day, he died assaulting or threatening him as Jadarius accused him.
What Does Jadarius Jenkins Do For a Living Now?
Although not much is known about Jadarius, he is said to have chosen an entertainment-related job to follow in the footsteps of his father. Jadarius currently works as both a rapper and a fashion designer. He goes by the name Lil’ Jezzy. He presently owns a fashion line named IFA clothing.
Jadarious Jenkins launched the IFA brand in 2014. IFA is a global brand where high fashion and luxury meet streetwear. Young Jeezy, Jeannie Mai, Paper Love, and many other celebrities have been spotted wearing the IFA clothing line.
Jadarius founded the company as a result of his unhappiness with the lack of unique, functional, and “internationally appealing” clothes. After developing the brand, he concentrated on developing a clothing line that would be popular not only in the western hemisphere but also throughout the world. Jadarius thinks that whatever brings individuals from all different backgrounds together is fashion.
The young fashion-preneur intends to expand his firm abroad with several global flagship stores and product placement.
What Is Jadarius Jenkins’ Net Worth?
Jadarius Jenkins has an estimated net worth of $1 million, which he has accumulated over the course of his career as a fashion designer and also as a rap musician. Seeing that he is still actively pursuing both careers, it is hoped that in the future, we will be worth even more.
Is Jadarius Jenkins Married or Single?
The rapper doesn’t appear to be dating anyone right now. He did, however, once date Reginae Carter, Lil’ Wayne’s daughter. Regina Carter, in one of her interviews, said, “We were about to start really being on our Jay Z and Beyonce stuff, but it just didn’t work out like that.”
Since then, Jadarius has not been involved with anyone else. It is, however, still possible he is dating, but for now, he has not come forward to disclose this. On the other hand, Jadarius has also been doing well to keep out of relationship controversies.