Zayden Banks biography
Zayden Banks was born under the zodiac sign of Scorpio on 5 November 2013 – the birthplace of this youngster hasn’t been revealed due to his parent’s wish to keep this information a secret, although it’s known that he was born in the USA, so he holds American nationality, while his ethnicity is African-American. He’s only known as the son of the rapper Lil Durk, famous for his hit songs such as “Lion Eyes”, “Backdoor” and “Pissed Me Off”, among others.
Mother and siblings
Information about Zayden’s biological mother hasn’t been disclosed, but it’s known that he was cared for by his father from the age of three, and is now living with him and his five siblings. Lil Durk became a father for the first time in 2011 aged 17, when his then-girlfriend Nicole Covone gave birth to his first son, Angelo.
In 2013, his and Nicole’s daughter Bella was born, and then in the following year Du’mier, whose mother’s name is also unknown, while his fifth child, Skyler was born in 2015 from his relationship with Tameka Kute, and in October 2018, Lil Durk’s fiancée India Royale gave birth to their daughter Wilow.
Age, height, and net worth
Zayden is eight years old, and is currently a primary school student; he has curly black hair and dark brown eyes, while his weight and height are unknown, but according to his photos from the internet, he’s growing into a healthy and happy kid. He has established an Instagram account, probably run by his father, today followed by over 2,500 people, but this account is private.
Since Zayden is still a student and has no income, he has no independent wealth, but his father’s net worth, as of January 2022, has been estimated at over $3 million.
Who is Lil Durk?
Durk Derrick Banks, known better as Lil Durk, was born under the zodiac sign of Libra on 19 October 1992, in Chicago, Illinois USA; he holds American nationality and his ethnicity is African-American. As mentioned, he’s a rapper and a singer-songwriter, also a founder and the lead member of the record label and collective Only the Family (OTF); some of the otherartists associated are Ikey, DoodieLo and late rapper Dayvon Daquan Bennet, also known as King Von.
Lil Durk was raised in Englewood on the south side of Chicago by his single mother, since his father left the family when Lil Durk was seven months old. He talked about his childhood saying that it was hard, they were poor, and he was often hungry, although his mother did her best to provide for him.
He attended Paul Robeson High School, but at the age of fifteen dropped out, joined the street gang, Black Disciples, and soon his troubles with the law started. He was arrested for possession of a firearm, and served a prison sentence in October 2011, but when he came out, he launched his music career, hoping that he wouldn’t go back on the street.
In the same year, he released his two singles “Sneak Dissin” and “I’ma Hitta”, followed by his third mixtape “Life Ain’t No Joke” in October 2012, which has been downloaded over 215,000 times on DatPiff, an online distribution platform.
In 2013, he released his fourth mixtape “Signed to the Streets”, which was named as the eighth best mixtape of 2013 by Rolling Stone magazine.
Two years later, on 2 June 2015, Lil Durk released his debut album “Remember My Name”, which peaked in 14th place on the Billboard 200 – one of his most popular singles was “My Beyonce” featuring Dej Loaf, eventually certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) – the official music video for this single has been viewed over 80 million times.
During his career, Lil Durk has so far released seven studio albums, and one collaborative album in 202, entitled “The Voice of the Heroes”, with Lil Baby, an American rapper, whose real name is Dominique Armani Jones. Speaking about his collaboration, one of his most successful was the one with Drake for the song “Laugh Now Cry Later”, which brought him a nomination for Grammy Awards Best Melodic Rap Performance and Best Rap Song in 2020, and also a nomination for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NACCP) Award – Outstanding Hip Hop/Rap Song, in 2021.
Lil Durk has been a part of many controversies, both concerning his love and his personal life, known for several legal issues since his teenage years. After 2011, he was arrested in 2013 after he allegedly threw a loaded handgun into his car, when police stopped him during control, but he was released after almost a month since a witness appeared saying that the gun was his.
Two years later, a dead body was found in his tour bus after the gunfire, however, Lil Durk wasn’t arrested or questioned by police about this incident.
Lil Durk and the late rapper King Von were arrested on attempted murder charges in June 2019, accused of robbing and shooting a man in front of the drive-in in Atlanta, Georgia, and allegedly steeling a Jeep Cherokee and $30,000.
They were in jail for weeks, but then they were released on bonds of $300,000 (Lil Durk) and $250,000 (King Von).
He’s active on social media platforms, and his Instagram account has been followed by over 10 million people, and his Twitter profile has amassed nearly six million followers, while his eponymous YouTube channel has gained nearly four million subscribers.
Speaking about his love life and relationships, he’s now engaged to India Royale, his long-term girlfriend; he proposed to her at the Chicago Concert on 19 December 2021, and posted the video of his proposal onto his Instagram.
Lil Durk is 29 years old, with blonde dreads and dark brown eyes; he weighs around 160lbs (72kgs) and is 5ft 9ins (1.75m) tall.