Who is Nia Riley?
Nia Riley is an American reality star who rose to fame as a contestant in the third installment of the ‘Love & Hip Hop’ reality series called ‘Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood’. A daughter of the Grammy Award winning singer Teddy Riley, Nia leads a relatively low profile life and does not like to talk about her family much. She started her career as a model and has been working in this profession for a while now. Despite not having the perfect “pin-up girl” figure that is often associated with professional models, Nia has managed to carve a niche for herself in the modelling industry with her alluring individuality and confidence. Proud of her heritage and body, she is very clear about who she is and who she isn’t. Although she has been taunted several times on the social media, she has always fought back to continue doing what she wants to do. It is impressive that she knows how to stand up for herself and is never shy about doing so. She is also immensely popular on various social media platforms with a decent number of fans on Instagram.
Rise to Stardom
Nia Riley started her career as a professional model. Her popularity as an outspoken model led to her stint as a reality TV star. She gained much fame after she joined ‘Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood’, the third installment of the Love & Hip Hop reality television franchise. The show, which started on September 15, 2014 on VH1, captured the lives of people in Hollywood and also those who are involved with hip hop music.
Nia’s first two seasons on the show were about how she tried to influence her ‘man’ to act right so that he could be a good father to their daughter, Kamryn. Later on, she left her boyfriend and informed her fans that she and her daughter are doing fine. The reality show star is also quite popular on social media with over 1 million followers on Instagram.
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Nia Riley was born on July 22, 1989, in California, the United States. Her father is the famous singer, songwriter, and producer Teddy Riley. He is well known for creating the New Jack Swing genre in the 1980s. Nia has seven siblings, three sisters, Bobbie, Dejanee, and Taja Riley, and four brothers, TJ, Samar, Lil Teddy, and Dante Riley.
Nia has a daughter named Kamryn, who was born in 2013. She previously had a relationship with rapper Soulja Boy. It was reported that after their breakup, Soulja Boy threatened to kill her when he thought Nia was dating someone else.
The duo had appeared in the reality show ‘Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood’ as a couple. After their relationship took an ugly turn, the couple broke up. However, they resolved their differences and patched up. But the relationship was never the same again. In one of the episodes of ‘Love & Hip Hop’ in November 2014, Nia revealed that she had been pregnant with Soulja Boy’s child but later suffered a miscarriage. Eventually, they broke up again.
It had long been rumoured that Soulja Boy is Kamryn’s father. In 2014, some tweets from Soulja Boy, asking his fans to pray for “Nia and our daughter Kamryn, who met with a car accident,” proved that Kamryn was indeed his daughter. He also urged his fans on his Instagram account to pray for "My girlfriend and our daughter.”
It is reported that Nia is currently in a relationship with her co-star and rapper Lil Fizz. A picture of them went viral in 2017.