Who is Erin Bria Wright?
Erin Bria Wright, or EB Wright, is the daughter of the late rapper Eric Lynn Wright, better known as “Eazy-E.” She is the first-born child of Eric and Tracy Jernigan, though she has several siblings from her father's relationships with different women. Erin came to prominence after she announced her dream project, a documentary on her father's life that would uncover all the secrets behind his controversial death and the custody battle that followed. She has teamed up with her mother and sister on the film and is currently making efforts to acquire the finances required. The primary purpose of the documentary is to fill in the gaps the biopic 'Straight Outta Compton' had left. However, she never had any issues with the facts shown in the movie. Instead, she has always acknowledged the works of director F Gary Gray and actor Jason Mitchell (who portrayed Eazy-E) in the film. Erin has appeared in a popular 'MTV' reality series.
Rise to Fame
Erin announced the documentary on her father, titled 'Ruthless Scandal: No More Lies,' in 2015. The film will focus on Eazy-E's controversial death, along with other aspects from the rapper's life, such as his accomplishments and his personal life. Erin's mother and half-sister, Erica, are the producers of the film. All three of them have been working on the documentary for several years now.
Years after she lost her father, Erin alleged that Eazy-E was murdered and that his was not a natural death. She claimed that her film would unleash some jaw-dropping secrets about her father's final days, all the scandals around his death, and what happened to her family after Eazy-E died. She also revealed that the film would include the famous battle of estate inheritance that took place after 'Straight Outta Compton' producer Tomica's marriage to the rapper a few days before his death. In a 2003 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' interview, Suge Knight, co-founder of 'Death Row Records,' hinted that Eazy-E could have been purposely infected with AIDS. The interviews propelled the rumor that the former 'Death Row Records' CEO could be the murderer.
In 2016, Erin launched a 'Kickstarter' campaign to fund the documentary. She wishes to raise $250,000 from the crowd-funded campaign. DJ Quik came up to show his support for the film and even featured in a promotional video. Erin announced the early access to her film's eventual soundtrack and her father's original 'Ruthless Mafia' jacket as rewards for the highest contributor. The jacket is the only belonging of her father she has with her.
Erin made her first TV appearance in a 2007 episode of the 'MTV' reality series 'My Super Sweet 16.' She has been featured on other 'MTV' shows, too, such as 'Rants and Raves,' 'The Monday Dish,' and 'Exiled,’ the ‘My Super Sweet 16’ spinoff. She released her debut music project, 'We Want E.B.,' at the age of 19 years. Erin released her debut single, 'What I Wanna Do,' in December 2012. Some of her other singles are 'Girl Crush' and 'Dear Daddy.'
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Family & Personal Life
Erin was born on July 16, 1991, in Compton, California. She was raised single-handedly by her mother after her father passed away in 1995. Her mother, Tracy Jernagin, had worked as a music manager. Her father has 10 other children through illicit relationships with different women. Among them are Dominick and Daijah, Eazy-E's son and daughter from Tomica Woods, whom he married just 12 days before his death, on March 26, 1995. Erin's has now legally changed her name to “Ebie.”
Erin has always been interested in acting and thus studied art at the ‘University of California, Los Angeles.’ Growing up, she would listen to artists such as Avril Lavigne and Britney Spears.
Erin’s resemblance to her father is so strong that the 'Rock the Bells' music festival used her face on the hologram they wanted to create to honor Eazy-E.