Bernice Burgos is an Instagram model with attractive looks and curvaceous body; she has more than 3.9 million followers. The leggy African-American has starred in quite a few music videos by J Cole and Rick Ross as well as participated in high-profile fashion shows. She has also been featured in ‘Wild 'N Out’, a popular MTV show. She is also expected to star in a reality TV series titled, ‘Gold Diggers’. A fashion enthusiast and entrepreneur, she also owns a sleepwear label, ‘Bold & Beautiful’. No stranger to controversy, Bernice has regularly hit the celebrity gossip circuit headlines with her torrid affairs and for infamously hitting a minor girl.
While Bernice started her working life tending to customers at bar tables in the Bronx, she was deeply ambitious and started to model on the side. Her outgoing personality and sexy appearance got her noticed and soon she featured in a number of music videos, notably Rick Ross’ music video for ‘Diced Pineapples’, which was released in 2012. Her other music videos include J-Cole’s ‘Work Out, Jaheim’s ‘Ain’t Leaving Without You’, and Hal Linton’s ‘Southern Hospitality’.
Her fresh and hot looks were widely appreciated and she soon got the opportunity of walking on the ramp for fashion designers. Even when she met with a fair amount of success, she continued her bartending and waitressing job with the down-to-earth attitude she is well-known for. During this time, she also appeared in a number of TV commercials. With the general public attracted to her allure and sensual looks, she was featured in a number of covers of men’s magazines. Some of the magazines that featured her sizzling looks included ‘Show Magazine’, ‘Eye Candy’, ‘KING Magazine’, ‘The Source’, and ‘XXL’. She also starred in videos produced by and the ‘Hot New Hip Hop’ and the ‘Black Men Magazine’ as well as ‘Wild 'N Out’, the hit ‘MTV’ television show. Bernice also acted in the hit movie ‘Notorious B.I.G’, the story of the life and death of the Brooklyn rapper Christopher Wallace, a sensation in the world of rap music.
Taking advantage of her popularity on Instagram where she has close to 3 million followers, she has also turned entrepreneur and launched her label of sleepwear and lingerie, ‘Bold & Beautiful’ that specializes in alluring creations for women of all sizes and shapes. She is actively involved in designing the apparel along with her elder daughter, Ashley.
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Controversies & Scandals
Bernice Burgos is blessed with a very curvy body that she continually flaunts on Instagram to boost her appeal and popularity leading to accusations of plastic surgery. In her own inimitable and candid style, she has admitted to having undergone breast and hip jobs to support her modeling career.
Bernice Burgos was arrested by Palisades Park Police Department and the Bergen County Prosecutors Office Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Unit on December 14, 2010, for physically hitting an acquaintance, a 14-year-old girl. She was charged with committing a second-degree crime; endangering the welfare of a child.
She has been accused by T.I.’s former wife, Tiny, of wrecking her marriage. In her defense, Bernice claimed that with T.I having filed for divorce earlier, their marriage was already over and she should not be blamed. While claiming that she and T.I were just good friends, she also insinuated that she had had sex with him, and it was the most natural thing for T.I. because it was 2017 and sexual mores were quite liberated and there was no point in waiting for the separation to be formalized.
In recent times, there is some talk going around of Meek Mill, a hip-hop artist having a crush on her, however, Bernice has not cared to comment on it so far.
Born in the Bronx, New York City on April 17, 1980, Bernice Burgos is of Puerto Rican descent. She grew up in the tri-state area of commuter suburbs and communities, between New York City, New Jersey, and Connecticut. She was forced to drop out of school due to an unplanned pregnancy and at the tender age of 15 had her first daughter, Ashley.
Though she never got married to Ashley’s dad, a 19-year old spending time in jail, for some time she lived in his mother’s home because her own grandmother had kicked her out. In an interview, she admits to the hardships of those days where she had to survive an abusive relationship with her boyfriend and bring up a daughter as best she could while cleaning and cooking for the household.
For such a public figure, she is remarkably private about her own family; she does not discuss any details about her parent or siblings. She has a second child, also a girl, Sarai; however, the identity of the father is not known; Bernice is still single.
Bernice has been involved in a number of romantic affairs, perhaps only to be expected of someone with her alluring profile. Her first-known relationship was in 2012 with Marion ‘Suge’ Knight, a former professional football player and the CEO of two music companies; ‘Death Row Records’ and ‘Black Kapital Records’. The affair ended soon and she became involved with the well-known Canadian rapper and hip-hop singer, Drake. Both of them were seen holidaying in Australia leading to rumors that she had got engaged to him, however, they parted ways in 2015.
Her most public romantic affair is her current liaison with American hip-hop artist Clifford Joseph Harris, more famous as T.I, whom she began dating in 2016 and continues to be involved with even today. The couple has been spotted together at many places, notably, hotspots like Las Vegas and Atlanta; media coverage of them in restaurants and nightclubs has been substantial.