If you have a child, you’ve probably heard about Busta Rhymes. He is an American rapper and actor. Chuck D of Public Enemy gave him the moniker “Busta Rihmes”, which was also the name for a wide receiver in the NFL. Did you know that Busta Rhymes is actually a father to a family of four? His real name is Trevor George Smith Jr.
The rapper Busta Rhymes’ first wife Joanne Wood dated him for over ten years and had four children. The couple is now separated. The couple had three daughters and one boy. After discovering their lesbian relationship, the couple split in 2006. The rapper’s ex-girlfriend filed for divorce and he won custody of the children. The divorce was painful for both the parties, but the children have remained close.
After his wife filed for divorce, Busta Rhymes and Joanne Wood split. Joanne and Busta Rhymes’ marriage was never consummated, but the two dated for 10 years. Busta was adamant about his desire to marry Joanne, and she finally said “yes.” The couple had three children, who were born prematurely. Busta Rhymes lost her first child at the age of two.
Busta Rhymes’ past is not only a difficult one, but it also affects his relationship with his children. He’s been in court for legal issues multiple times, including in 2006 when he was found guilty of assault. He pleaded guilty in 2008 to assaulting a former driver, and a fan. He was sentenced to three-year probation. He was convicted of four driving violations in 2009 and his license was suspended for six months.
Joanne Wood Smith and Busta Rhymes shared a 10 year relationship. T’Ziah was their eldest son and was born on February 26, 1993. He now works for NY Life and wants to play football. T’Khi, born in 1999, is an aspiring football player. He prefers a private life. Trillian, who was born in 2001, is one of the youngest Rhymes children. She is a skilled football player and will likely follow in the footsteps of her father.
Mariah Miskelly, Busta Rhymes’ daughter, was born in 1997 and graduated high school in 2017. Although she has not yet made it big in the media spotlight, she has managed to live a low-profile lifestyle. Her parents have since settled the child support issues, and her father is now paying her the money she owed her. But despite this controversy, her children’s future is in his hands.
In 2005, Busta Rhymes released The Coming, a solo album that featured performances by Redman, Keith Murray and A Tribe Called Quest. It was well received and reached number six on Billboard’s charts. It also reached number one on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts. In 2012, he teamed up with Pharrell Williams to record his debut single, “Thank You.”