Grab all the details on the relationship status and dating history of American rapper Busta Rhymes.
Trevor George Smith Jr., best known by his stage name Busta Rhymes, is a renowned rapper, musician, singer, record producer, record executive, and actor. Throughout his music career, he's received eleven Grammy Award nominations so far for his work. He's one of the most important artists of the present generation and he has received wide recognition and praise for his contribution to the industry. About.com included him in the list of the 50 Greatest MCs of Our Time (1987–2007) and Steve Huey of AllMusic called him one of the best and most prolific rappers of the 1990s. MTV even once labeled him as 'one of hip-hop's greatest visual artists.'
Rhymes' weight loss journey in the late 1980s served as an even greater source of inspiration. Apart from the success Busta attained through his career, many people seem to be curious to learn more about his personal life. So we compiled some details on his relationship status and dating history below, so you can learn about his love life.
Busta Rhymes is currently an unmarried man. He is also, presumably, not in a relationship either, at least there's no proof available publicly that he is currently dating.
Busta Rhymes is currently an unmarried man.
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However, Rhymes has never been short of the ladies he's dated over the years. In fact, he shares six children with three different women at present. Below we take a look at his dating history and analyze them in detail.
Busta Rhymes has a good relationship with most of his exes at present. But he did not always get along with most of them in the past. In 1999, one of the women he dated, named Jill Miskelly, had him go to court and take a paternity test that confirmed he was the father of his daughter Mariah, who was born in 1998. But even before the test came out positive, he still had been paying $1,200 a month in child support.
Busta Rhymes has a daughter with ex Jill Miskelly.
Busta Rhymes over the years felt blessed to have Mariah as his daughter. She has preferred to go by her mother's surname instead of Busta's and goes by the name Mariah Elizabeth Miskelly.
Busta Rhymes also had to go to court for custody rights over his children against his ex-girlfriend Joanne Wood. They had a long court battle over the issue and Joanne has been vocal about Busta's hatred towards her. In 2006, she revealed that the hatred emerged from the fact that she is a lesbian and not because she is a bad parent to their three children. According to her, Busta was angry because she 'loved a woman more than him.'
Busta Rhymes was involved in a custody battle with ex Joanne Wood.
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'His ego is definitely hurt,' Joanne Wood told New York Post at the time. 'Fighting me because your ego is hurt, you're not hurting me, he's hurting the kids. They know exactly what's going on, which bothers me.'
Among Busta and Joanne's three children, the eldest one is T’Ziah Wood-Smith, born in 1993. Not much is known about him but he is known to be a good basketball player but has not made it yet to a professional level. Their second child, son T’Khi Wood-Smith, is playing football and is working hard to get into the NFL. And their third son is following in his father's footsteps and is beginning his career as a rapper.
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