Tony Yayo Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Born Name

Marvin Bernard

Nick Name

The Talk of New York, Yayo

Tony Yayo as seen in May 2007
Tony Yayo as seen in May 2007

Sun Sign

Aries

Born Place

New York City, New York, United States

Residence

New York City, New York, United States

Nationality

American

 

Education

Information about Tony Yayo’s formal education isn’t available.

Occupation

Rapper, Songwriter

Family

  • Father – Unknown
  • Mother – Unknown
  • Siblings – Unknown

Manager

Tony Yayo can be reached through G-Unit.

Genre

Hip-hop

Instruments

Vocals

Label

  • G-Unit
  • Interscope (2003–2009)
  • G-Unit Philly
  • EMI

Build

Average

Height

6 ft or 183 cm

Weight

76 kg or 167.5 lbs

Tony Yayo at the Rider Pt. 2 video shoot in April 2008
Tony Yayo at the Rider Pt. 2 video shoot in April 2008 (East718 / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

Girlfriend / Spouse

Tony Yayo has allowed little information about his personal life trickle into the public domain, which makes it difficult to say anything about his love life and dating history. He has a son named London and daughter named Maniyah. He has refused to divulge the identity of his children’s mother(s).

In a 2008 interview with Latina, Tony revealed that he was in a relationship with a woman of Puerto Rican ancestry.

Race / Ethnicity

Black

He has Haitian ancestry.

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Often wears a cap or hat
  • Loves wearing shiny and flamboyant jewelry

Brand Endorsements

Tony Yayo has been seen in the Fluid Vapor commercial.

Religion

His religious views aren’t known publicly.

Tony Yayo in an Instagram selfie in October 2016
Tony Yayo in an Instagram selfie in October 2016 (Tony Yayo / Instagram)

Best Known For

Being a member of the hip-hop group, G-Unit, which is best known for the success of their debut album, Beg for Mercy, which managed to sell more than 2,000,000 copies in the United States.

First Album

In 2005, he released his debut studio album, Thoughts of a Predicate Felon, which was a decent commercial success with around 215,000 records sold within the first week.

First Film

In 2010, he made his theatrical film debut in the romantic comedy movie, Morning Glory, which had Harrison Ford, Diane Keaton, and Rachel McAdams in the lead roles.

First TV Show

In March 2004, Tony Yayo made his first TV show appearance on the music talk show, Top of the Pops.

Personal Trainer

Tony Yayo regularly hits the gym to keep his body in good shape. He often joins his close friend and former groupmate 50 Cent for the strength training and conditioning workouts.

Tony Yayo Favorite Things

  • Crush Eva Mendes
  • Drink – Hennessy
  • New Artists – Danny Brown, Lil B, Travis Porter
SourceLatina, Houston Press
Tony Yayo and Julianne Moore in an Instagram selfie in May 2017
Tony Yayo and Julianne Moore in an Instagram selfie in May 2017 (Tony Yayo / Instagram)

Tony Yayo Facts

  1. He grew up in the same neighborhood as his fellow G-Unit groupmates Lloyd Banks and 50 Cent.
  2. Tony gave his first performance at the age of 12, while he was in junior high school.
  3. He took inspiration from Al Pacino’s character Tony Montana in the crime drama Scarface for his stage name.
  4. Tony has done activism work for AIDS including having performed at the Hip-Hop for HIV Awareness concert.
  5. In December 2002, he was arrested for weapon possession along with his friend 50 Cent. The police found a Colt AR 15 and Glock 20 handgun in his car’s trunk. Subsequently, the police found that there was an outstanding warrant in his name for a previous charge, due to which he spent all of 2003 in the Lakeview Shock Incarceration Correctional Facility.
  6. He was eventually released from jail in January 2004 but the following day, he was arrested for possessing a forged passport. His fellow G-Unit band members and Eminem launched Free Yayo campaign to get him out of the prison.
  7. In March 2007, he was arrested after it was alleged that he had assaulted Jimmy “Henchmen” Rosemond’s 14-year-old son. He decided not to plead guilty and the prosecutors eventually decided to drop the charges.
  8. While he was serving house arrest in connection with assault charges, his mother’s house was sprayed with bullets in April 2007.
  9. In 2008, the mother of Rosemond’s son filed a lawsuit against Yayo and 50 Cent.
  10. In aftermath of the 2010 Haitian earthquake, he worked with a number of charities to raise funds. He was involved in the relief work.
  11. Follow him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube VEVO, and Myspace.

Featured Image by Frank DeMaria / Flickr / CC BY-2.5

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