Prior to the 6th season of the Love and Hip Hop: New York reality show which premiered in December 2015; nobody, except regular folks at obscure night-clubs in New Jersey knew this young lady. But by the time curtains were drawn on the season sometime in March 2016, Mariahlynn had become a celebrity placed on the map of relevance and as an upcoming rap star.
Mariahlynn Biography (Ethnicity)
Mariahlynn was Born on the 17th of July 1990 in Jersey City, New Jersey, as Mariahlynn Jacoby-Araujo but she is popularly addressed as Mariahlynn. She was born to a Puerto-Rican father and Italian-American mother. Her ethnicity is identified as Puerto-Rican, and Italian while she holds the American citizenship. The cute rapper speaks Spanish and English languages fluently.
Mariahlynn had a really tough childhood as her parents were virtually not available and she had to assume responsibility for the family (siblings and nephew) quite early in life.
She is quite overly protective of her loved ones; she once went on a rampage against popular rapper Nicki Minaj, whom she accused of instigating one of her fans named Barbz to harass and beat up her mother in order to send a message across to Mariahlynn.
Career As A Musical Artist
The cute female rapper did not have it rosy starting out as a rap artist. She went about dancing in clubs before she was discovered by Mr. Coop who introduced her to New York famous disc jockey, DJ Self. The DJ would then help her to create her first single, Once Upon a Time (I was a Hoe).
The multi-ethnic American rapper has two notable songs namely, her first single Once Upon a Time which raked in 2 million views on YouTube in less than two months of its release in the year 2015 and Money Gun which got 400,000 YouTube views in less than two weeks of its release in 2016.
She turned down a contract offered to her by DJ Self after she parted ways with her former manager Rah Ali. Mariahlynn currently runs her music career as a free agent. It is not clear how she fares in her finances as an artist though she earns quite a huge sum from the Love & Hip Hop reality show.
As her singles were successful, things began to look bright for the young aspiring hip-hop star. DJ Self later helped her obtain a slot in season 6 of Love & Hip Hop: New York and she soon found herself enmeshed in the series of the drama.
She continued to make her appearances in season 7, and the 8th season which were respectively aired on November 21, 2016, and October 30, 2017. She also returned in the 9th season of the show as a supporting cast member.
The young female rapper has a very complicated love-life. Marilynn claims to have dated music producer and fellow reality TV star Rich Dollaz for three years, on and off. In February 2016, Rich debunked her claims and twitted that he has never dated or messed around with any of the ladies (including Mariahlynn) on the show.
She has also been romantically linked to Safree Samuel, another star of the show. In November of 2017, she dated James R. whom she broke up with when she found him cheating with Sophia Body on the music video of Bad Girl.
The 5 ft 4 inches petite beauty is also at loggerheads with her friend Bianca. The two besties are presently not too close anymore.
Mariahlynn’s father Raphael Araujo is of Puerto-Rican descent while her mother, Tasha Jacoby Araujo is of Italian-American ancestry. During Mariahlynn’s early days, her parents were basically in and out of the jailhouses and her mother struggled with drug addiction, so Marilynn and her siblings were left with no option but to learn how to survive on their own. She has two sisters (Victoria Ramos and Icelynn Jacoby) and a brother named Danny.
Although she took to rapping in her early teens, Mariahlynn worked as a stripper and a go-go dancer to support her family and build her dream as an artist. Through thick and thin, Mariahlynn has remained dedicated to her troubled family, taking care of her mom, three siblings, and a nephew. She is especially fond of her baby sister Icelynn who she frequently shows off on Instagram.