Dominique Armani Jones, best known as Lil Baby, is a rapper from the United States who was born on December 3, 1994. He earned global notoriety after the release of his mixtape Perfect Timing in 2017. Harder Than Ever (2018), Lil Baby’s debut studio album, was certified RIAA Platinum, and the single “Yes Indeed” (featuring Drake) peaked at number six on the Billboard Hot 100. He released two additional mixtapes in 2018, Drip Harder and Street Gossip, the first of which contained his most successful single, “Drip Too Hard” (featuring Gunna), which reached number four on the Billboard Hot 100, and the second of which peaked at number two on the US Billboard 200.
Lil Baby’s second studio album, My Turn (2020), debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 and was certified three times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). “We Paid” (with 42 Dugg) peaked at number ten on the Billboard Hot 100. In June 2020, he released “The Bigger Picture,” which peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100. Lil Baby and Chicago rapper Lil Durk collaborated on The Voice of the Heroes, which was released in 2021 and earned Lil Baby’s second number one album on the Billboard 200. Throughout his career, Lil Baby has been nominated for three Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards, and seven BET Awards. At the Apple Music Awards 2020, he was named the biggest all-genre ‘Artist of the Year.’
Lil Baby Personal life
Jones has a son named Jason from a previous relationship with Ayesha. Jones started dating model and businesswoman Jayda Cheaves in 2016. She appeared in the music video for his song “Close Friends.” On February 18, 2019, Jayda gave birth to their son, Loyal. In May 2021, Jones and the Floyd family paid a one-year anniversary visit to the White House. Jones also met with Kamala Harris, the United States’ Vice President.
Lil Baby Controversies
Dominique Jones was born in Atlanta’s Oakland City neighbourhood. In early 2012, he was charged with possession with intent to sell, among other things. Jones’ initial counsel pressed him to take a two-year plea deal, but he refused and recruited a new lawyer. This new attorney placed Jones in a specialized program for a year. While in this program, he got into a fight with a white prisoner over racial insults. Jones’ sentence was then replaced with the original two-year term. He was charged with having less than an ounce of marijuana later that year. In 2014, he was arrested again, this time for possession of marijuana with the intent to sell, among other things. After serving two years in prison, he launched his rap career with 4PF (4 Pockets Full) and Quality Control Music. On July 7, 2021, Jones was arrested by police in Paris’s 8th arrondissement on a drugs charge after attending Paris Fashion Week events with James Harden, who was stopped but not detained. They were shortly liberated.
Lil Baby’s Net Worth in 2022
The Atlanta rapper has made a name for himself as one of the best in the industry. As of 2021, Lil Baby’s net worth was $4 million. The majority of his wealth is derived from song sales and streaming. He has a significant fan following and is widely considered as one of the industry’s most prominent rappers. This has enabled him to earn a lot of money through live performances and collaborations with other musicians. Fans are excited for the release of his third studio album, and if history repeats itself, Lil Baby will be at the top of the charts once again.
As of 2022, Lil Baby’s net worth is expected to reach $6 million. With his unique rhyming style, he topped the Billboard 100 in the United States, garnering him visits from Drake and Young Thug. He makes the bulk of his money in the music industry. The mainstream breakthrough of Lil Baby was boosted by his 2017 tune “Yes Indeed,” which featured Drake.