Rapper and actress whose music is notable for its feminist messages. Her 1992 album Black Pearl is among her best known. As an actress, she is perhaps most famous for her role as Keylolo on the 90s sitcom Martin. In 2013, she began running a musical academy called the the Yo-Yo School of Hip Hop.
She was born in Compton and first gained recognition through her guest verse on Ice Cube's 1990 track "It's a Man's World."
She did voice over work for the popular video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, playing the character Kendl Johnson.
She briefly dated Tupac before his death. She later married DeAndre Windom, Mayor of Highland Park, Michigan, in 2013. She has daughters named Tiffany and Sanai.
She was nominated for an MTV Video Music Award for Best Rap Video for "I Wanna Be Down," featuring other female artists including MC Lyte.