Tommie Lee, born on June 19, 1984, is an Atlanta-based rapper and reality television star best known for her participation in “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta.” She had a guest role in the pilot season of the show and remained a supporting character member until season five when she became a main cast member. We celebrate this reality star on this special day.
History of Tommie Lee
Tommie Lee is an American rapper, reality T.V. star, and urban model best known for her appearance on VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta.” Lee, who’s of African American descent, was born in the United States on June 19, 1984, in the city of Newark, New Jersey. She was raised by her mom, Samantha. Reggie and Rajaysha are her two brothers, and Tahaan and Versace are her two sisters — although Lee and her sister Versace don’t get along well.
Lee worked as a concert publicist before making her reality television debut. In 2012, she made her first appearance on reality television in the series “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta.” She appeared in the first season of the show as a guest at Rasheeda Frost’s listening event. She then enters season five’s supporting cast as rapper Scrapp DeLeon’s girlfriend. The season follows their rocky relationship as well as her violent feud with DeLeon’s baby mama, Tiarra Becca. After he is arrested for marijuana trafficking, the couple splits up. She then begins a bitter dispute with Joseline Hernandez, culminating in an off-camera incident in which Lee is accused of attempting to run Hernandez down with her car.
In the sixth season of “Love and Hip Hop,” Lee became a primary cast — one of few cast members who were promoted to lead roles. Her exploits surrounding the introduction of her wine company were the focus of the season. Lee’s “Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta” reality T.V. career took a hit while she battled drinking. Her inability to control her drinking led to her dismissal from the show. She became inebriated on-site and assaulted one of the producers and the security staff. She was recalled and appeared in two more episodes, although she was not permitted to consume alcohol on set. In season one of “Leave It to Stevie,” Lee plays a supporting role, and in season two, she makes a guest appearance. She’s featured in the “Dirty Little Secrets 2” and “The Love Edition specials.”
Lee has a long history of legal troubles, having been arrested at least once a year since 2003 on accusations ranging from disorderly conduct to identity fraud, forgery, shoplifting, theft, and violence — including a bus hijacking episode. She has two daughters, Samaria and Havalli; Samaria, her eldest daughter, was born to her when she was 17 and in prison.
Tommie Lee timeline
In the series "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta," she makes her debut appearance on reality television as a guest.
In the fifth season of “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta,” Lee joins the show as a key cast member.
Lee releases her first rap tune, ‘Payday,’ in January to kick off her rap career.
She faces a seven-count charge, among which included disruption of a public school, aggravated stalking, violence, and aggravated assault.
Tommie Lee FAQs
How old are Tommie Lee’s daughters?
Samaria Lee is 18 years old, while Havalli, her younger sister, is 14.
What is Tommie Lee’s real name?
Her real name is Atasha Chizaah Jefferson.
Did Tommie Lee have plastic surgery?
Lee addressed plastic surgery rumors in a now-deleted Instagram video post from 2017: “My cheeks, my face, I didn’t get surgery on my face,” she said at the time.
5 Surprising Facts
A hot-headed teenager
Lee ran away from home as an adolescent; she eventually ended up in jail, after which her mother contacted the juvenile police.
She’s been to jail many times
Disorderly behavior, identity fraud, forgery, shoplifting, theft, and violence were among the charges that landed her in jail on multiple occasions, and she acknowledged that the experience had a significant impact on her life.
A strained relationship with her mom
Lee and her mother have a strained relationship; even though they love each other, they can be downright unpleasant to each other at times.
Her first child was born in prison
Lee came dangerously close to losing Samaria, having been arrested when she was eight months pregnant with her, eventually delivering her in prison.
Her mother’s ex-boyfriend helped her
Lee began her career in the music industry with the assistance of her mother's ex-boyfriend, rapper KK King, who had industry connections.
Why We Love Tommie Lee
She is very entertaining
On the T.V. show "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta," Lee is known for bringing all the much-needed tea, drama, and entertainment. She is always ready to give the audience what they want.
She never gives up
Lee has been through a lot in her life, from childhood to adulthood. She has struggled with alcoholism and temper difficulties, and she has spent time in jail. Regardless of these circumstances, Lee has always strived to improve herself and has never given up on her dreams.
She is a fashionista
When it comes to fashion, Lee has never failed to wow. On "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta," she is known for always looking cute and dressing nicely for the occasion. Her make-up is nearly flawless, and her hair is always well styled.
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