Who is Chyna Tahjere Griffin? 

Chyna Tahjere Griffin is a singer, make-up artist, and songwriter. She is famously known for being the daughter of music producer Kiyamma Griffin and actress Faith Evans. She also has a half-brother, C.J. Wallace, the son of the late American rapper The Notorious B.I.G.   

Chyna Tahjere Griffin lives in Brooklyn, New York, United States. Moreover, she is in a relationship with musician Bobby Brown. 

Chyna Tahjere Griffin Biography
Chyna Tahjere Griffin Biography

Quick Facts

Full NameChyna Tahjere Griffin
Also Known AsChyna
BirthdayApril 1, 1993
Age 29 years old
Sun SignAries
TraitsPositive: Stylish, free-spirited, and fiercely independent
Negative: Short-tempered, impatient, and controlling
BirthplaceNewark, New Jersey, United States
Currently residingBrooklyn, New York, United States
NationalityAmerican
EducationHigh Schooling from a LocalHigh School
Bachelor’s Degree from Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music University
GrandparentsRichard Swain (Grandfather)
Helene Evans (Grandmother)
ParentsKiyamma Griffin (Father)
Faith Evans (Mother)
SiblingsC. J. Wallace (Half-Brother)
Height5 feet 6 inches (1.73 m)
Weight80 kgs (176 lbs)
HobbyPartying/Traveling
Eye ColorBrown
Marital StatusIn a relationship
SpouseBobby Brown (Boyfriend) 
ProfessionMusician, Rapper, Former Make-up Artist, Singer, Songwriter
Net worthUSD 500K
Social mediaInstagram
Twitter

Early life and Childhood

On April 1, 1993, Chyna Tahjere Griffin was born in Newark, New Jersey, United States. She is the only child of American singer Faith Evans and music producer Kiyamma Griffin. She also has a half-brother from her mother’s previous relationship.

Chyna Tahjere Griffin childhood photo
Chyna Tahjere Griffin’s childhood photo

Chyna’s parents had a very short-lived relationship. However, both of her parents were very much involved with her upbringing. And since they both had good jobs, Chyna grew up in a family where there were no money issues.

Furthermore, Chyna went to a local high school nearby. And later, she attended Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music University for further studies. 

Parents

Kiyamma Griffin (Father)

Kiyamma Griffin is an American producer and music director. He was born in Newark, New Jersey, United States.

Moreover, Griffin was in a relationship with Faith Evans. They got together since they both had an interest in music. The relationship was short, but during it, Kiyamma and Faith welcomed a daughter, Chyna Griffin.

After this, Kiyamma married Ashley Griffin in June 2015. With Ashley, he has four beautiful daughters, Skiy, Dove, Xaria, and Eirene.

Faith Evans (Mother)

On June 10, 1973, Faith Renée Evans was born in Lakeland, Florida, USA. She is a singer and actress. Both of her parents, Helene Evans and Richard Swain, had a career in music.

Faith attended University High School located in Newark and later went to Fordham University in New York City. She used to sing in many festivals, contests, and pageants.

Faith Evans
Faith Evans

In 1998, Faith won her first Grammy Award for her song “I’ll Be Missing You”. In 2009, her memoir, Keep the Faith: A Memoir won the African American Literary Award.

Besides this, Faith has appeared in movies like The Fighting Temptations, Turn It Up, Notorious, Girls Trip, etc. She was also one of the producers for television shows like R&B Divas: Atlanta and R&B Divas: Los Angeles.

As for her marriage, Faith has married and divorced three times, with whom the singer shares four children. She married The Notorious Big in 1994, but he died three years later due to a shooting.

Furthermore, Faith then married Todd Russaw in 1998 and divorced him in 2011. Her latest marriage was with American DJ and record producer Stevie J in 2018. But that too ended after physical abuse and cheating allegations.

Faith got arrested after physically attacking her ex-husband Stevie J during an argument. However, Stevie dropped all the charges made against her.

Chyna Tahjere Griffin Siblings

C. J. Wallace (Step-Brother)

On October 29, 1996, Christopher George Latore Wallace Jr. was born in New York, United States. He goes by stage names like Lil Biggie, C.J. Wallace, and Lil Biggie Smalls.

Christopher George Latore Wallace Jr
Biggie’s son, Christopher George Latore Wallace Jr

Christopher is an entrepreneur and actor. He is the only child of The Notorious B.I.G. and Faith Evans. Unfortunately, his father died when Chris was only four months old.

Moreover, he has four half-siblings in total.

Some of the significant films/tv series that C.J. appeared in are Everything Must Go, Monsters and Men, Notorious, Scream Resurrection, etc.   

Career

Chyna grew up in a musical house. Both of her parents had a career in music, so she also began her interest in music.

Moreover, she was only four when she wrote her first song and seven when she learned piano.

In 2012, Chyna released her debut single called Grown Lady.

Moreover, this song managed to be on the Billboard Charts. In the same year, she released a song featuring her father, Kiyamma, called Alright.

Chyna Tahjere Griffin Posing
Chyna Tahjere Griffin Posing in a Black Dress

Besides her music career, Chyna Tahjere Griffin also worked as a make-up artist. She has done make-up for celebrities like Jasmine Solano, Mahisa Dellinger, and Nicole Lynn.

Faith Evans’ Arrest

In 2020, an incident took place between Faith Evans and her ex-husband Stevie J. Faith accused Stevie of cheating on her with his ex Joseline Hernandez. 

As the singer was upset, the argument turned physical as Faith began to attack Stevie physically. Moreover, the charges were dropped against the actress. However, Stevie filed for divorce in 2021.

Chyna Tahjere Griffin Net Worth

As of 2022, Chyna Tahjere Griffin has a net worth of USD 500K. However, her mother, Faith Evans, has a net worth of USD 3 million.

Social Media

Chyna Tahjere Griffin is available on social media apps like Instagram and Twitter. She has over 100 followers on her Twitter account and almost 32k followers on Instagram.

Furthermore, Chyna’s mother, Faith Evans, has nearly 650k followers on Twitter and 2.2 million followers on her Instagram account.

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