Royal Reign Jones Neil is the daughter of Lil Kim and the only child of the American rapper and actress. Born on June 9, 2014, Royal is currently 9 years old, and has been a keen subject of interest to the media and general public, primarily because of her status as a celebrity child.
Royal Reign’s mother, Lil Kim, needs little to no introduction because of her lengthy career in the entertainment industry where she has worked as an actress and a singer best known for songs like Crush on You, and appearances in movies like Zoolander. However, there are still a few gaps surrounding the identity of Royal Reign, such as her dad, and this article aims to fill those gaps.
Royal Reign Jones Neil is Lil Kim’s 9 Year Old Daughter
Royal Reign Jones Neil was born in New Jersey, United States, on June 9, 2014. Her birth sign is Gemini, and she is currently 9 years old. Her place of birth confirms her status as an American citizen and her ethnic identity is African American.
Royal Reign gained the public’s attention because of her celebrity status, a status she lays claim to as the only child of African American rapper, actress, and reality TV star Lil Kim. Born Kimberly Denise Jones on July 11, 1994, Royal’s mother Lil Kim has been active in the entertainment industry for around three decades now since she made her debut in 1994.
She was born and raised in the Bedford–Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York City, New York, alongside an older brother named Christopher. Lil Kim’s father, Linwood Jones, was a former U.S. Marine who split from her mother when the rapper was just nine years old.
She was eventually raised by her father with whom she had a relatively turbulent relationship, causing her to leave home and begin living on the streets at the age of fourteen. Her home experience eventually led to her being a high school dropout who was unable to complete her high school education at Queen of All Saints Elementary School, Brooklyn.
Years later, she managed to earn her high school diploma after transferring to Brooklyn College Academy. Lil Kim’s musical career took off after she met the late Christopher Wallace aka the Notorious B.I.G., and the rest as they say is history.
Her Father Is Jeremy Neil AKA Mr. Papers
It’s no secret that Royal’s mother has had several romantic partners in her 49 years on earth but given that the celebrity child is her mother’s only child, it becomes even more imperative to narrow down the identity of the man partly responsible for bringing her into this world.
Royal Reign’s father is Honduras-born rapper Mr. Papers. His real name is Jeremy Neil, and he was born on June 13, 1988, under the zodiac sign of Gemini. Compared to the woman he has a child with, Jeremy Neil is a small fish in the music industry.
Nonetheless, his passion and art have seen him release several mix tapes including The Transition, C’est La Vie, and State of Emergency. He has also released a handful of singles and Flexin, On The Regular, and Celine are some of the notable songs among them.
His style of hip-hop rendition has earned him positive critical reviews from fans and independent observers alike, confirming his status as one of the rising stars in the industry. His rising star status is further illustrated by the fact that his current net worth is reportedly just over $150k.
While Royal Reign is the only child of her mother, the same ideology does not apply to her father who has a son from a previous relationship. The identity of the son in question has yet to be identified but it invariably means that the celebrity child has a half-brother.
Royal Reign’s Parents Were Dating At The Time Of Her Birth
The relationship between Royal Reign’s parents Lil Kim and Mr. Papers has an on-again, off-again nature to it. At the moment, the partners who rekindled their relationship in 2020 have a steady ongoing relationship. The first time around, they were two years into their relationship when the celebrity child was born.
Beyond the fact that they started dating in 2012, not much is known about the details of the relationship including how and where they met. It is also important to establish the fact that Royal’s mother is fourteen years older than her father. Nevertheless, the couple did not allow their significant age difference to come between them as a couple.
They Later Battled For Custody Before Getting Back Together
Shortly after Royal Reign was born, her parents had a falling out that eventually signaled the end of their relationship. The cause of the split was promptly overshadowed by the custody battle that quickly followed in 2015. Pertinent details of the custody battle have yet to be revealed but it looked like Lil Kim came out on top of the situation.
The celebrity child’s father even made a diss track and some derogatory comments about her mother on the internet while Lil Kim accused her baby daddy of not being sincere and irresponsible. He apologized later and the pair eventually rekindled their romance in 2020, and now share custody of Royal.
Royal Reign Jones Neil Is Currently In School
Given her relatively young age, one can hardly argue against the fact that Royal Reign Jones Neil is in the early years of obtaining a sufficient formal education.
While the exact details like the name of the school have yet to be made known to the public, it’s quite logical to assume that she would be getting it from one of the best schools in the country given her mom’s resources. Only time will tell if Royal will follow in the footsteps of her parents who are both musicians.
She Was Born With a Medical Condition Known as Lazy Eye
Royal Reign Jones Neil was born with a medical condition known as Congenital Ptosis or Lazy Eye in layman’s terms. It is a condition that affects the eye of the person who has it. It is often signified by the dropping of the eyelids lower than normal and is sometimes present at birth, as is the case of Royal, or acquired later in life.
It is not typically hereditary but has every chance of being just that. Thankfully for the celebrity child, her condition seems to have improved significantly since birth even though her right eye still has that droopy appearance to it.