Kidada Jones, fashion designer, model and actress is the daughter of legendary Quincy Jones and actress Peggy Lipton.
Jones who was born March 22, 1974; in Los Angeles, California –is also known for her relationship with late rapper, Tupac Shakur.
Today the calendar marks the 20th anniversary of the rapper’s death. For Kidada Jones and all those linked someway or the other to Tupac, it is not just an ordinary day.
Kidada Ann Jones along with her actress sister, Rashida, grew up having all kids of privileges. Accoridng to her IMDb page, Kidada attended the Los Angeles Fashion Institute for Design and Merchandising, leaving at 19 to work with designer Tommy Hilfiger.
In her early 20’s she led the life of a busy model and rising acting career. She made her film debut in The Faculty (1998), playing Venus, Usher Raymond‘s on-screen girlfriend. She also appeared in Black & White (1999) with Brooke Shields, and also in Thicker Than Water (1999).
Now, Kidada has made a name for herself as a fashion designer. She has a line known as Kidada for Disney Couture.
Kidada, known to have a bit of an attitude, was also close friends with the singer Aaliyah.
On the night of September 7, 1996, Shakur suffered four bullet wounds during a drive-by in Las Vegas.
Some reports say he was on his way to pick her up.
He would be brought to University Medical Center, where he would fight for his life ultimately succumbing to his injuries. He was 25.
One of the people who saw him fight for his life during six days, was Kidada Jones. At the time she was his fiancée. Accoridng to her, Shakur opened his eyes only once more. She then asked him “Do you know we all love you?” Shakur nodded affirmatively.
Following his death, a then 22-year-old Kidada got a tattoo of his face in her arm. She later covered the tattoo with a flower.
Jones was briefly married to Jeffrey Nash. The former couple tied the knot in 2003 but ended in divorce three years later.
You can find Kidada Jones on Instagram here.
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