- Full Name Briana Latrise
- Occupation Actress, Entrepreneur
- Nationality American
- Birth Date Aug 03, 1986
- Age 35 Years, 2 Months
Briana Latrise | Biography 2021Founder of House of BLK, Founder of Tuesday's Heart Foundation
Briana Latrise appeared as a supporting cast in the 'Growing Up Hip Hop' show's second season in 2017. She continued as a supporting cast in season 3 and then promoted to the main cast in seasons 4 and 5. After entering the show, Latrise became a figure that fans either love or love to hate. She appeared in a total of 34 episodes of the show between 2017 and 2019. The reality television show revolves around the lives of the children of hip-hop stars. The show's first season premiered on 7 January 2016. On 11 March 2021, We TV announced that it would come up with the sixth season.
Briana Latrise is an American television personality famously known as a cast member of the We TV reality show, 'Growing Up Hip Hop.'
Who is Briana Latrise?
Briana Latrise is also known as the stepdaughter of Grammy Award-winning R&B singer Mary J. Blige. Briana Latrise joined as a supporting cast of Growing Up Hip Hop during the second season in 2017 and continued supporting cast in season 3. She was then upped to the main cast in season 4 and season 5. Apart from her television career, Latrise is also an entrepreneur. She is the founder of House of BLK, an enterprise that produces incense and smudge bundles. She had also established a non-profit organization called Tuesday's Heart Foundation.
Early Life and Education
Briana Latrise was born on 3 August 1986 in the United States. Her parents were teenagers when Briana was born, and their relationship did not last long. Latrise was only five years old when her father Isaacs married another woman named Maurine. With Maurine, Isaacs welcomed two more children, Jordan and Nas. However, Isaacs's relationship with Maurine was also short-lived, and they divorced after eight years of marriage. Around the same time, Latrise started becoming a disobedient child and began taking drugs. She also used to argue with her mother often, after which she was kicked out of the house by her mother when she was 12 years old.
Latrise's father, Kendu Isaacs, was a record executive and also the former manager and ex-husband of R&B singer Mary J. Blige. Her father's relationship with Blige opened doors of opportunity for Latrise to connect with some of the popular and successful personalities in the entertainment industry. It led her to pursue her career at a young age. When Latrise was 15 years old, she got an opportunity to intern for Interscope Records Co-founder and Apple Music Executive Jimmy Lovine.
Latrise released her own tracks in the coming years. She released CPR (Rough) in September 2009 and I'll Be Your Lady in November 2010. On 1 January 2011, she released a digital album, Beginner's Love, including tracks such as Westies Flyy, Two Tattoos, Back Around, and It's Mint ft. DMoni. The same year, she added two more tracks to the album, releasing Lonely With You on 11 January and Stuck In The Middle on 1 May.
'Growing Up Hip Hop'
Briana Latrise appeared as a supporting cast in the show's second season in 2017. She continued as a supporting cast in season 3 and then promoted to the main cast in seasons 4 and 5. After entering the show, Latrise became a figure that fans either love or love to hate. She appeared in a total of 34 episodes of the show between 2017 and 2019.
The reality television show revolves around the lives of the children of hip-hop stars. The show's first season premiered on 7 January 2016. On 11 March 2021, the television network announced that it would come up with the sixth season soon. The show's success had also led to its spin-offs Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta and Growing Up Hip Hop: New York.
Feud between Casts
During her time on Growing Up Hip Hop, Latrise was known for stirring drama among the cast. She had disagreements with two cast members, Angela Simmons and Egypt Criss. During one particular episode of the second season, Latrise had disputes with Angela Simmons, which led Simmons to discontinue the filming along with Latrise. Later, during the show's fifth season, Latrise interfered in the relationship between Egypt Criss and Sam Mattick, ending up getting punched by Criss. Criss and Mattick later announced that they would not return for the next season, while Latrise took to Instagram to ask her fans about appearing in the sixth season. Her Instagram post said, "Let me know. Comment below. Do you guys think I should come back for season 6."
Her recent Instagram posts called out her Growing Up Hip Hop co-star Boogie Dash to take one side and "Stick to it."
Besides her career in the entertainment industry, Latrise is also a writer, photographer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. She founded an enterprise called House of BLK, which produces artisanal incense and smudge bundles. She also established a non-profit organization called Tuesday's Heart Foundation, aiming to support at-risk youth, women, and groups who are in need of educational, financial, and therapeutic services.
Despite being the daughter of popular artists, Latrise suffered an extreme financial crisis in 2013, leading her to become homeless. The worst part was, she was pregnant at that time and did not get any support from her father. She gave birth to her son amidst her adverse situation but keeps the identity of her child's father beyond the spotlight. From then, she raised her child as a single mother and kept her child away from her professional life.
Then, Latrise dated an American singer, record producer, and DJ Iman Omari, but they did not have a healthy relationship. She experienced physical assaults from Omari several times. On 8 July 2016, Latrise took Instagram to post some video clips showing her injured face, with the caption stating her boyfriend beat her and would press charges against him.