Rapper and actress whose music, including albums like 1992's Black Pearl, is known for its anti-sexist messages. As an actress, she is perhaps most famous for her role as Keylolo on the 90's sitcom Martin.
She did voice over work for the popular video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, playing the character Kendl Johnson.
She was nominated for an MTV Video Music Award for Best Rap Video for "I Wanna Be Down," featuring other female artists including MC Lyte.
She was born in Compton and first gained recognition through her guest verse on Ice Cube's 1990 track "It's a Man's World."
She married DeAndre Windom, Mayor of Highland Park, Michigan, in 2013. She has daughters named Tiffany and Sanai.