Kidada Jones is a renowned fashionista who has carved a niche for herself in the fashion world with her unique sense of fashion. She was ushered to the center stage following the outstanding display of her creativity in styling Michael Jackson for the 1995 cover of Vibe magazine.
She has also worked as the fashion designer of Snoop Dogg‘s clothing label. The talented fashionista has equally worked for some top brands including Vibe magazine and Tommy Hilfiger before currently working for Walt Disney.
Jones is also a model who has featured in many widely read magazines that specializes in fashion like Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and Elle. More so, she has dabbled as an actress in the movie industry by featuring in a few movies and TV shows which includes Intern, Empire, Jay-Z Feat. Beyoncé: Part II – On the Run, among many others.
She is additionally a movie producer who has a number of movies and television shows under her belt including The Revengers. The adroit actress has further flexed her muscles as a writer, having been the author of the book, School of Awake which she published in 2017. For more overview about 2Pac‘s ex-lover, scroll further.
Kidada Jones Biography
She was born, Kidada Ann Jones in Los Angeles, California, USA on 22nd March 1974 to Quincy Jones and Peggy Lipton. Her father, Quincy is an iconic music producer and composer while her mother Peggy is an accomplished actress. She is the first daughter of her parents along with her sister, Rashida Jones who is a scriptwriter and actress.
She also has a half-brother, Quincy Delight Jones III who is an author, film and music producer and four half-sisters namely; Kenya Kinski Jones, Jolie, Rachel, and Martina Jones. She was raised in Bel-Air, Los Angeles, California.
Regarding her educational achievements, Kidada Jones was ejected out of eleven schools before the age of 16, because she did not fit in. She eventually completed her basic education from Fairfax High School, Hollywood, California. She followed it up by enrolling at Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, California where she learned fashion designing but did not complete her studies as she joined the renowned fashion designing company, Tommy Hilfiger.
During the period of eight years she worked with the corporation, she served as a fashion designer and featured in the corporation’s numerous commercials. Prior to joining the corporation, Jones has worked as a fashion stylist for her father’s magazine, Vibe where she became famous for styling Michael Jackson in the 1995 cover of Vibe and also designed Snoop Dogg’s clothing label. She is currently working with Walt Disney as she is the designer of Kidada for Disney Couture Line. The creative fashionista has also modeled for top-notch fashion magazines like Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and Elle.
In addition, Kidada Jones made her first big screen appearance when she was cast as Venus in the 1998 movie, The Faculty. She followed it up by starring as Jesse alongside Scott Caen, Robert Downey Jr, Stacy Edwards and Allan Houston in the 1999 James Toback music drama film, Black & White. The same year, she starred as Brandy together with Mark 10, Fat Joe, Ice Cube and Mc Eiht in the 1999 movie, Thicker Than Water. Her movie and television credits include Proud, Empire, Entertainment Tonight and Intern.
Similarly, the comely actress has also featured in many TV documentaries including, Who Do You Think You Are?, Murder Rap: Inside the Biggie and Tupac Murders, Quincy Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones and many others. She is additionally the executive producer of the TV series, The Revengers. While we are still on the subject of Kidada Jones numerous talents, you should know that she is also an author who has published the book, School of Awake.
What Was Her Relationship With 2pac Like?
Kidada Jones got acquainted with the late legendary rapper, 2Pac in 1995 and started an affair with him in the following year, although no engagement ring was sighted on her finger during that time. She was in a live-in relationship with the rapper before his death.
Prior to 2Pac’s untimely demise, she was awaiting his arrival at a hotel room in Las Vegas on 7th September 1996, when the news that the rapper was shot got to her. She remained with him at the hospital before the rapper gave up the ghost after six days. Jones described the incident as the most horrible thing that has ever befallen her.