Born In: Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Jessica Dime is an African-American rapper, singer, actress, dancer, and model. Better known as ‘Dimepiece’, she came to limelight her role in the TV reality series Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta. She was also a part of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta: After Party Live!, K.Michelle: My Life, and Star. She has also released a number of singles including, Disrespectful, Hustle, Panda/Queenin, HeadCrack and One Way. Dime has also been a dancer along with Black Chyna at the King of Diamonds Nightclub. Although she started out as a stripper, her screen presence on the reality series Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta has been a career booster for her and a TRP booster for the series. She has also been featured by other artists on their music videos. Dime was seen in Nicki Minaj’s Beez in the Trap and in the music videos of artists Rick Ross, Trina, and Waka Flocka Flame. She also released her first beauty and hair extension collection under the brand name The Pinkpiece Collection.
Nick Name: Dimepiece
Also Known As: Jessica Chatman
Born Country: United States
City: Memphis, Tennessee
education: University of Memphis, LeMoyne-Owen College Memphis
Jessica Dime started her career as a dancer/stripper at the King of Diamonds Nightclub in Miami. It was the same club which resulted in the stardom of Black Chyna and Shenilla Bettencourt and she started making more than US$10,000 a week. With the saved money, Jessica recorded demos like The Diary of a Dimepiece (Prelude), The Diary of a Dimepiece Chapter 1, and The Diary of a Dimepiece Chapter 2. Her videos garnered the attention of singer-producer Flo Rida who signed her under his label International Music Group. Her only popular release around this time was Jessica Dime aka Dimepiece - Nickel & Dime which was mostly the result of her own hard work. Although the deal was for three years, they separated ways as Dime felt Flo Rida was more concerned with his own career. In 2014, she returned to stripping but only for a short while.
In 2015, Jessica Dime got her first major break when she started making guest appearances as herself on the reality TV series Love & Hip Hop Atlanta: After Party Live!’. She was seen in the episodes After Party Live!403 and After Party: Live!411 and quickly made a name for herself. The same year she released the single Disrespectful which was received well by her fans. Dime made her debut as part of Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta on April 20, 2015. Her charm and screen presence soon made her a series regular.
She has also appeared on the series K.Michelle: My Life (2016), in the episodes Piper Takes the Pole and London Calling. Jessica was also a contestant on the TV show Hip Hop Squares (2017) and appeared in the episode The Devil You Know of the series Star (2017). In spite of her initial struggles, the young rapper-actress has been making waves in the entertainment industry. She is also focusing on her musical career and released the singles Hustle and 100SHOTS in 2017. Her music video of the single Panda/Queenin has received millions of views on YouTube.
She is the owner of The Pinkpiece Collection a range of hair extension products.
On September 2016, she was involved in a spat and social media argument with Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta co-star Dawn Heflin after Jessica claimed that Dawn was bankrupt. They have not been able to resolve their differences. On December 2016, the actress was left shocked when her ex-boyfriend Memphis Rapper Lody Lucci released a sex-tape of them together, out of jealousy as she had started dating someone else.
Jessica Dime was born Jessica Chatman on January 27, 1986, in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Her mother was an English teacher and it inspired her to write her own lyrics. She studied at the University of Memphis and then at LeMoyne-Owen College. She was studying business administration when she quit college to become a dancer. She was in a relationship with rapper Lody Lucci. On April 6, 2017, she got engaged to NBA star Shawnee Williams. In 2018, they welcomed a daughter named Brielle. In 2022, they announced that they were expecting their second child together.
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