Jhené Aiko

by ethnic on September 27, 2009

jhene aiko ethnicity

Birth Name: Jhené Aiko Efuru Chilombo

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: March 16, 1988

*African-American (father)
*Japanese (maternal grandfather)
*Spanish- and Afro-Dominican Republic (maternal grandmother)

Jhené Aiko is an American pop and R&B singer. She is the daughter of Karamo Chilombo (born Gregory Wycliff Barnes) and Christina Yamamoto. Her sister is singer Mila J. Jhené’s parents are pictured here. Jhené has a daughter with R&B singer O’Ryan.

LOS ANGELES – APR 3: Jhene Aiko at the iHeart Radio Music Awards 2016 Arrivals at the The Forum on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, CA Photo by kathclick

Jhené’s paternal grandparents were both African-American. Jhené’s maternal grandfather is of Japanese descent, while Jhené’s maternal grandmother is of Spanish- and Afro-Dominican ancestry. Jhené has said that she took a DNA test which specified her ancestry as 34% European, 33% African, and 28% Asian.

Jhené has stated that her father also has German Jewish and Native American ancestry. It is not clear if this ancestry has been documented/verified. Jhené has also stated that her black paternal grandparents were “mixed” (which is true, to some extent, of all people of African-American descent). All of Jhené’s paternal grandparents and great-grandparents are listed as black on United States Censuses.

A DNA test taken by Jhené stated that her genetic ancestry is:

*33% Africa
——–*16% Nigeria
——–*17% Trace Regions
*3% America
——–*3% Native American
*28% Asia
——–*28% Asia East
*34% Europe
——–*13% Ireland
——–*6% Europe West
——–*15% Trace Regions
*<1% Pacific Islander
——–*<1% Trace Regions
*1% West Asia

Another version of Jhené’s DNA test result can be seen here.

Jhené’s paternal grandfather is George Warren Barnes (the son of George Washington “Jack” Barnes and Ruth Alberta Williams). Jhené’s grandfather George was born in Birmingham, Alabama, to a father from Alabama and a mother from Georgia.

Jhené’s paternal grandmother is Helen Viola Chisholm (the daughter of George A. Chisholm and Helen Imelda Duff). Jhené’s grandmother Helen was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Helen is pictured here and here. George was born in Pennsylvania, to Nelson Chisholm and Sally/Sallie Jane Green. Jhené’s great-grandmother Helen was born in Virginia, to Job/John Henry Duff and Catherine/Katherine Elizabeth Somers/Sommers.

Jhené’s maternal grandmother is named Essie. Jhené’s maternal grandparents, as well as Jhené’s mother’s maternal grandparents, are pictured here. Jhené’s maternal grandfather’s mother is pictured here, and Jhené’s maternal grandmother’s parents are pictured here. A picture of one of Jhené’s maternal grandmother’s grandmothers (Jhené’s great-great-grandmother) can be seen here.

Sources: Jhené’s paternal grandfather, George Warren Barnes, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Jhené’s paternal grandmother, Helen Viola Chisholm, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Jhené’s paternal grandmother, Helen Viola (Chisholm) Barnes – http://www.legacy.com

Jhené’s paternal great-grandparents, George A. Chisholm and Helen Imelda Duff, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Jhené discusses her background – http://noisey.vice.com

Jhene aiko Ethnicity

Profile by Shanesha; contribution from MaYaYaYa

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Samiiraa September 8, 2017 at 12:46 pm

Again, what is “Afro” Dominican when 73% of Dominicans are mixed ? With approximately 39% African dna, 52% European and 8% Native. It makes no sense. And her grandmother isn’t that “Afro” since Jhene is only 33% African, knowing her father is African American and looks at least 70% African.

fuzzybear44 September 9, 2017 at 2:12 pm

I’m trying to understand why does it bother you that they’re called Afro? I mean lots of them actually call themselves Afro-latino, and many of them you wouldn’t see as black anything. Also those percentages are from a test group, other test groups might show different percentages, so nothing is written in stone

Samiiraa October 16, 2017 at 6:34 am

It bothers me because it makes no sense since there is no historical context behind that expression unlike the term African American. and Latin Americans don’t use the term “Afro” because the MAJORITY of Latinos are mixed. It bothers me because again, we have to submit to the americanization, because it denies the existence of MILTIRACIAL PEOPLE. Latin America is NOT like ANGLO-AMERICA

fuzzybear44 October 17, 2017 at 12:21 am


1. Quote(It bothers me because it makes no sense since there is no historical context behind that expression unlike the term African American.)

What are you talking about,they’ve gone thru the the same thing. They’ve been taught that you should deny that part of their ancestry, and many cases to strive to improve their race by becoming more white. African Americans have been told, we had no history. Afro-latinos,(and I’m not the one who named them that), are looking to try and take back that part of their ancestry, they were taught to be ashamed of.

2. Quote(and Latin Americans don’t use the term “Afro” because the MAJORITY of Latinos are mixed.we have to submit to the americanization)

I think you’re misinformed, becausee a good amount of them do use the term. You could look at video where they call themselves that. Here’s a few:
at the 1:05 mark

Even Mexico is calling people Afro-latino on the census now.

So as you can see, some of them actually do ID as Afro-Latino. So you can stop blaming us.

Secondly,the vast majority of people of Afro whatever are of mixed ancestry, so what are you talking about?

3. Quote(because it denies the existence of MILTIRACIAL PEOPLE. Latin America is NOT like ANGLO-AMERICA)

No being called Afro, doesn’t deny anything. It’s just their way for them to be recognize, that they and that part of that culture exist. Secondly, you’re right, it’s not Anglo-America. It’s Latin -America and it’s just as bad. Latin American likes to promote one look .When you have to carry around a White goddess to celebrate your African culture, just so you don’t upset the white ruling class something wrong. Also to improve the race by marrying white, well something is wrong.Also your Arab culture does the same thing

marjanel December 12, 2017 at 10:22 am

Latín Americans don’t use a word like afro-latino in census or in any context.That is in USA, blacks in México are Afro mexicanos not Afro-latinos.Words like latino or hispanic doesn’t exist in Latín American census, like Anglophone doesn’t exist in American census.

fuzzybear44 December 13, 2017 at 12:13 am


First I do think you’re just nitpicking, but fine. I do know what they call themselves and the census in Mexico will be including Afro Mexicanos,” in the next coming census

Now as far as referring to themselves as Afro-latino,Yes many of them do . Did you not look at any of the videos provided, where they clearly call themselves Afro-latinos? My sister-law is Cuban /Salvadorian , raised in El salvador and she calls herself Afro-latina.
I understand it’s a slow movement but it’s starting to take off. because those types of Latinos want to be recognized and have a voice.They might not do it on the census in other countries(YET), but many do call themselves Afro-Latino when asked

Samiiraa October 16, 2017 at 6:38 am

And what also bothers me is that we use AFRO or AFRICAN to talk about people of WEST AFRICAN DESCENT, it’s a DENIAL of the diversity of the African continent. African isn’t a skin color nor a phenotype, nor a race, it’s being part of Africa which is HUGE and DIVERSE.
Afro isn’t a synonym for West African, not all Africans are West Africans, not all Africans are black.

fuzzybear44 October 17, 2017 at 12:50 am

Quote(And what also bothers me is that we use AFRO or AFRICAN to talk about people of WEST AFRICAN DESCENT, it’s a DENIAL of the diversity of the African continent.)

Well what bothers me, is the fact people like yourself like to regulate black people to just West Africa. Everytime you mention black people, like you just stated, West Africa is the only place that comes out .I swear black people were all over Africa the last time I checked.

Quote(African isn’t a skin color nor a phenotype, nor a race,)

Well it’s not now. However saying that, no place has just one ethnic group anymore. Secondly,You don’t seem to have a problem with regulating a certain coloration of the people who are a part of that huge diversity,to a certain part of Africa

BTW, you still after everything you wrote, have not explained why a person being called Afro-latino bothers you. You have nothing to do with their culture. Their African ancestry for the most part comes from West Africa, where you seem to like regulating black people to , so what’s the problem?It’s the black or black-ish people over here that used the term , not you guys. Are you bothered that you being partially black , that they will call you an Afro-Arab and look at you as black? I mean that’s what the other Samira didn’t like

MaYaYaYa August 27, 2016 at 12:10 pm
Mafia888 April 30, 2016 at 7:35 am

Ugly Blasian b!tch. She looks dirty.

MaYaYaYa May 5, 2016 at 10:06 pm

And (I bet) you’re one ugly dirty racist

Hill July 20, 2017 at 3:33 pm

Damn. I’m guessing you’re pro inbreeding?

fuzzybear44 January 19, 2016 at 1:55 am

Ok I’m looking at her DNA percentages, and something is not adding up. It amounts to only 95%, what’s the rest?

bablah January 19, 2016 at 4:02 am

Native american? Middle eastern? Those are usually separate on ancestry.com results. She also mentions her father having native background. Maybe that’s that.

fuzzybear44 January 20, 2016 at 1:04 am

Well I guess so. However if she saw fit to mention the native ancestry before, and it was proven she had it, then why leave out the percentage. Oh well not really important

ethnicitiies March 17, 2016 at 5:47 pm

I noticed that too! It’s strange, something was probably mixed up idk

MaYaYaYa January 18, 2016 at 3:24 pm

Somebody already posted this but here’s a pic of her great-great-grandfather-https://instagram.com/p/2dyYNpj325/ and I think he could be from either side of her maternal grandmother’s parents and Jhene said in the comments that he’s Spanish.

MaYaYaYa January 18, 2016 at 10:18 am

And here’s another pic of her maternal grandmother’s parents -https://www.instagram.com/p/4rDXc4j3-j/?taken-by=jheneaiko

And a pic of her maternal grandmother’s grandmother – https://www.instagram.com/p/4rDpN-j3-z/?taken-by=jheneaiko

MaYaYaYa January 18, 2016 at 9:48 am

This article has some info on her DNA results – https://intothegloss.com/2016/01/jhene-aiko/

asdfkj October 27, 2015 at 5:20 pm

ugly as fuck

asdfkj October 27, 2015 at 5:22 pm

damn i posted in the wrong article damn, sorry

xoxo October 27, 2015 at 8:48 pm

Yeah right bitch. You just got exposed as a bitter ass hater.

Devotion October 25, 2015 at 7:07 pm

I’m really not a fan of the “blasian” look (half black, half Asian). It’s rarely that attractive.

xoxo October 27, 2015 at 8:48 pm

Racist piece of shit.

athelya November 17, 2015 at 12:42 pm

i they are cute

athelya November 17, 2015 at 12:42 pm
midori29 January 16, 2016 at 1:53 pm

Kimora Lee is that mixture and she is very pretty.

legez August 29, 2015 at 6:01 am

She looks totally SE Asian

abbracci August 21, 2015 at 5:06 pm

Looks like a regular Blasian. I don’t see the Latina in her. Rita Ora and Cher Lloyd are prettier. Eurasians look better like Chrissy Teigen.

xoxo August 27, 2015 at 2:42 am

Chrissy Teigan looks like a dog, she is very ugly especially for an EurAsian. Most of them are attractive, she is not.

She might have the height and body for a model, but her face is busted. **cough CASTING COUCH cough**

cwm85 October 19, 2015 at 3:28 pm

What don’t see isn’t always because something not is. She is considered some part of Latina because her grandfather had some Spanish and so did her mother. Spanish is a latin language and most Dominicans have Spanish blood because they land was conquered by Spain.

cwm85 July 26, 2015 at 2:12 pm

Her father looks like he has significant european admixture. She is at least a quarter Japanese since her Grandfather is Japanese. And her grandmother is Spanish and afro Dominican. Her Mother from that pic certainly looks part Asian.

GypsyQueen July 19, 2015 at 1:59 pm

She is mostly Black with Asiatic features. She doesn’t look really mixed or Latina. She’s overhyped and some people act like she’s the next it girl or something when she’s a generic version of Cassie but Cassie is prettier. Some of her songs are good but she ain’t all that IMO.

cwm85 July 19, 2015 at 2:40 pm

You’re a moronic hater. And she looks like a darker asian. She is not African with asian features. She is Japanese, spanish, African. She is tri-racial like me. You sound miserable btw…

M July 23, 2015 at 8:16 pm

Bitches gonna hate LOL. You’re blind as f_ck if you think she looks mostly black.

Multiethnicchick November 27, 2017 at 8:40 pm

Did you even look at the dna percentages. She’s mostly non black and yes her features are asian but at the same time, black people and asian people share the same type of features. Why bring Cassie into this? You sound jealous. Cassie is mostly nonblack too.

cwm85 July 15, 2015 at 3:22 pm

I thought she was just Asian when I first saw her. Remember depending on location Asian complexions rage from brown to white. Anyway what nice mixer of ethnic groups. I wish I was part Japanese, I guess because I love the culture. I’m only black, English, Scottish and native. Not boring lol but not Asian either.

ashleymw1981 July 21, 2015 at 3:13 am

Lol what Asian look white Unless your talking people in Turkey.An some parts in the middle East. But if you are trying to say Chinese Japanese , or any other oriental that looks white your crazy.

cwm85 July 22, 2015 at 6:20 pm

I was talking about complexions of some asian people. Can you read? Asians complexions very from pale skin/white to dark brown. I didn’t say Asians look white, I said their complexions can be white. Learn to read honey.

Surreal August 3, 2015 at 9:30 pm

Actually some Asians can get the color of charcoal. But I’m going to assume you mean the East and Southeast Asians, not the Asians from West, Central, or South Asia (which are usually of the Eurasian and Caucasian variety).

tttyyy July 8, 2015 at 5:41 pm

I don’t see the japanes

California July 14, 2015 at 5:39 pm

Stupid or blind? Maybe both? The girl looks obviously part Asian. I’m not even going to lie, I thought she was Filipino when I first saw her.

California July 14, 2015 at 5:39 pm

Btw, it’s Japanese, not Japanes.

lvna May 31, 2015 at 9:44 pm
fuzzybear44 June 2, 2015 at 12:02 am

maternal Grandma look nice, no wonder grandpa went at her

jaimarai April 15, 2015 at 6:21 pm
shobohunter April 3, 2015 at 12:34 pm

looks asian

abbracci April 3, 2015 at 8:45 am

Jhene Aiko looks like a 40 years old Filipino woman. She doesn’t really look Latina or Black.

MaYaYaYa April 3, 2015 at 12:32 pm

She doesn’t look 40. She looks young and in most of her pics, she either looks fully Asian or mixed.

Mafia888 March 10, 2015 at 5:54 am

She look so Asian.

noneofyourbusiness February 20, 2015 at 11:33 pm

I’m pretty sure her dad isn’t just black. He looks mixed.

MaYaYaYa February 17, 2015 at 10:13 pm

Her ethnic url name is put as ethnicelebs.com/jhene-akiko and it should be ethnicelebs.com/jhene-aiko. Also, both of her maternal grandparents are still alive so it should be “is of..” instead of “was of…”

MaYaYaYa February 12, 2015 at 3:53 pm

This orbituary site also has two 2 photos of her paternal grandmother – http://thomasjustinmemorial.com/book-of-memories/1405686/Barnes-Helen/service-details.php

Check7t February 11, 2015 at 1:17 pm

Ethnic can you change the name at the top to “Jhene Aiko”? She’s most known by that name, not just “Jhene”.

Girll December 2, 2014 at 7:54 pm
me December 2, 2014 at 6:39 pm

she looks so japanese

tinasheeeee October 13, 2014 at 5:47 pm

So one of my friends said she said she’s Jamaican also? Might as well say she’s the world if she said that..

MaYaYaYa October 13, 2014 at 5:56 pm

She never said that and sounds like you’re the one who thinks you’re the whole world

tinasheeeee October 14, 2014 at 2:39 pm

My friend told me she thinks she’s Jamaican & Japanese and whatever else. Not me, so don’t get mad at me, I said IF she said that she could just say that she’s the whole world.

tinasheeeee October 14, 2014 at 2:40 pm

And I am of mixed race also too. But I don’t say I’m the whole world, but although that would be interesting for someone being the whole world.

MaYaYaYa October 14, 2014 at 3:30 pm

But you sure do act like you’re the whole world based on your previous comments and [obviously] you come off as mad, jealous, and threatened.

tinasheeeee October 14, 2014 at 5:01 pm

Well, didn’t mean to sound offensive, and no. I’m not mad, I’m just saying what others have said lol. I’m proud of all my ethnicities, and I hope you are and everyone else is. If I said I was the world I would say ” I’m every ethnicity in the world. ” now, I hope you had a lovely day, love. :) xx

arjanguelsk August 12, 2014 at 3:47 pm

she is gorgeous, mixed and talent! :D I’m a fan XD i love her :P

tinasheeeee October 13, 2014 at 5:48 pm

She isn’t the only Japanese & Black mixed girl in the world though

arjanguelsk June 7, 2015 at 8:21 pm

hahaha i know… i’m just saying “Im a fan” ….Can’t i? Jesus this people is crazy here!

MaYaYaYa August 12, 2014 at 2:24 pm

@tinasheeee She CAN decide what she is and she KNOWS what she is and she doesn’t need people like you to say what she is and you shouldn’t be mad. Sure, some people lie about their ethnicity but Jhene’s not one of those people (like the ones you mentioned) and she’s always grasped who she is. If it really upsets you about people lying [about their ethnicity) then why aren’t you mad at John Leguizamo for lying about being Puerto Rican when he’s not (and I could name a few more)? And if you really have a problem with Jhene then why don’t tell it to her on her Twitter or any of her social networks? ‘Cause she’d love to see what people like you have to say to motivate her.

tinasheeeee August 12, 2014 at 2:41 pm

Who’s John Leguizamo? And how did he lie about being Puerto Rican…? And she should really just stick to the ethnicity she said in the beginning though. ;)

MaYaYaYa August 12, 2014 at 3:06 pm

You seriously don’t know who John Leguizamo is? You’re either really young or you’ve lived under a rock. From what I gather, John would say he’s Colombian and Puerto Rican but his father stated that he’s not Puerto Rican. Even though he lied about being half Puerto Rican, the Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York still let him be apart of it. And even though she stated in the beginning what she is, it’s just not that simple and I see that you still love deciding what she is and I guess she and other mixed people must need a DNA kit in order to prove what they are.

tinasheeeee August 12, 2014 at 9:11 pm

That John guy is trying to sound more exotic than what he is too. :|

MaYaYaYa August 12, 2014 at 9:20 pm

That and maybe because he thought it was cool and maybe he grew up around Puerto Ricans.

tinasheeeee August 13, 2014 at 12:40 pm

Maybe, but he already is mixed so I don’t know why he wants to sound more exotic, he’s like Shakira, she’s Italian, Lebanese, and Spanish.

MaYaYaYa August 13, 2014 at 1:22 pm

And according to Wikipedia, he also describes his heritage as American Indian and mestizo.

tinasheeeee July 25, 2014 at 12:03 pm

She looks Black, Native and Japanese to me. The other things I don’t really see. imo

Check7t July 5, 2014 at 7:36 pm

She looks fully Asian.

WTF August 4, 2014 at 3:24 am

No she doesn’t. She obviously looks mixed with Black. She looks similar to Amerie and Cassie who are both Blasians. You’d have to a blind moron to say she looks 100% Asian. I think the reason why she’s so beautiful is because she’s mixed with Black. Black makes everything beautiful.

tinasheeeee April 26, 2014 at 5:38 pm

she might as well say she’s the whole world if she desires to be whatever she wants to be

TajMahmud May 8, 2014 at 12:18 am

You’re just like those hating ass ppl I went to school with who will go out of their way to point out that I didn’t look “100% Black” and when I would tell them what I was , they would say oh you’re just black. To you: sthu! That girl knows what the hell she is. If I ran down my list you would probably say the same shit, but it wouldn’t change the fact of who my ancestors are. Get a life and stop hating on people. You mad?

tinasheeeee April 9, 2014 at 7:13 pm

Ugh, I’m tired of people lying about their ethnicities, she needs to tell the truth, she’s only Japanese & African American. No she’s not the rest of the world. She don’t even look French, or German, or Dominican. but I don’t see any Spanish in her. She even said She’s only Japanese, African-American, & Native American. She should stop convincing everyone she’s everything else just because she’s only 3 ethnicities. -.-

MaYaYaYa April 16, 2014 at 11:33 pm

She’s not lying about her ethnicity. She just usually mentions 3 parts (Japanese, African American, Native American, etc.) and she doesn’t mention the other things because it’s a lot of info and I’m sure she doesn’t like explaining it all. And so what if she doesn’t look French, German, Spanish, Dominican? They’re still a part of her bloodline and there’s plenty of people who have ethinicities that they don’t even look like it. And besides, both of her parents are mixed and she even said that 3 of her grandparents are mixed.

tinasheeeee April 17, 2014 at 1:20 pm

I’m mixed with many things also, but on Twitter, she said she’s Japanese, black & native american. I never heard her mention any of the others. I don’t know if she’s living in a fantasy to make herself sound more exotic than she is or whatever. But I think she’s black & asian.

MaYaYaYa April 17, 2014 at 3:31 pm

She has mentioned the other things on twitter (just look at the twitter source) and on some interviews. She’s even shown pics of parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents so she isn’t just just black and asian and she’s not even half & half mixed.

tinasheeeee April 17, 2014 at 7:31 pm

She’s still black & Asian though.

MaYaYaYa April 17, 2014 at 8:21 pm


Her great-grandmother (her mother’s paternal grandmother)-http://jheneaiko.tumblr.com/post/608742799/grandma-miss-you

Her parents-http://jheneaiko.tumblr.com/post/608761701/the-folks-that-made-me

Her maternal grandparents & her mother’s maternal grandparents-http://instagram.com/p/IxhvaWj37o/

Her father’s mother-http://s73.photobucket.com/user/aikosunshine/media/mahelen.jpg.html

And there’s more photos of her family but these [photos] should be enough.

A lil statement from her tumblr-http://jheneaiko.tumblr.com/post/5056530470/i-thought-both-of-your-parents-were-half-black

One of her recent interviews (w/ a few questions regarding her ethnicity)-http://noisey.vice.com/blog/a-first-date-with-jhene-aiko

And if you’re still not convinced that’s fine but it’s her word against yours and anyone who doubts her.

tinasheeeee April 18, 2014 at 6:51 am

Right, but she still is Black & Asian (which is mainly what she says)

tinasheeeee April 18, 2014 at 6:54 am

If she’s gonna be like be like Beyonce living in a fantasy world to make herself sound more “exotic” then that’s fine. She can, I’m just saying, she still is black & Asian no matter what.

MaYaYaYa April 18, 2014 at 8:15 am

Yeah but she doesn’t really consider herself blasian and she said considers all (I mean ALL) parts of her heritage so she’s not trying to be exotic she’s just saying that she and her whole family are diverse. And here’s a video interview of her saying she’s a quarter Japanese, African, Native American sprinkled with Dominican, Spanish, and more – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsjwgwrYaOs (watch 2:12-2:40)

tinasheeeee April 18, 2014 at 7:01 pm

If I was her, I’d just say black and Asian, or mixed. I’m a mixed person myself and I tell people that I’m mixed because of too may ethnicities to say to them. But I thought she tweeted before on her Twitter that she was only Japanese, African African & Native American. I don’t know if she just recently found out that she’s those other things or she’s in her fantasy world like Bey. But it’s whatever

MaYaYaYa April 18, 2014 at 7:21 pm

She usually says “Japanese, African American, Native American, etc.”, mixed or multicultural. When she first mentioned she also had Spanish and Dominican in her back in the MySpace days, I thought maybe she found out about them or maybe they go far back but they don’t go that far back (she even said on one of her Ustream videos that her grandma is Spanish and Dominican). She later mentioned (still myspace days) that she also has Jewish in her but later said on Twitter (like a few years ago) that Jewish part is German Jewish and said she also has French in her. So Idk if she did always know about the Spanish and Dominican parts or maybe she did and just doesn’t mention them often but I think the German Jewish and French parts, she probably found out about them and don’t know much about them.

tinasheeeee April 18, 2014 at 8:58 pm

Maybe those are like her roots I’m guessing (The German, Spanish & French) but I see more Asian and black in her though.

MaYaYaYa April 18, 2014 at 9:56 pm

Her great-grandfather (in her grandparents’ wedding photo) looks Spanish and I think the German Jewish and French are from her father’s father but Jhene and her siblings have never met him and Idk if her father knows his father or just doesn’t talk about him.

TajMahmud May 8, 2014 at 12:13 am

You sound jealous because you aren’t mixed. Your parents should have taught you to love yourself, regardless of what your ethnicity or skin color is. Yes, people can be mixed with various races. Both of my parents are mixed like hers and I am a similar mix. Hatin ass. Smh

MaYaYaYa May 8, 2014 at 8:27 am

This tinasheeeee person says she’s mixed but sounds like she has a problem with Jhene saying she’s mixed with more than 3 things and is acting like she’s the only mixed person in the world.

TajMahmud May 13, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Exactly. I agree! She clearly has a personal problem and is coming off as jealous. I’m sure she doesn’t realize it though. Acting like there is a cap on what a person can be mixed with. Lol

MaYaYaYa May 13, 2014 at 8:53 pm

I’m sure she knows she’s jealous and just won’t admit it.

amckenzie August 12, 2014 at 12:20 pm

Hahahaha yes! For REAL! LOL ;)

midori29 January 30, 2015 at 11:37 am

Everyone in the world is mixed. But the primary races, the most recent matter more. Rattling off 20 different racial ethnicities makes people sound confused, IMO

tinasheeeee July 25, 2014 at 12:02 pm

I do love myself, and yes. I’m mixed too. but you should ask before you judge.

amckenzie August 12, 2014 at 12:25 pm

tinasheeeee, why then do you seem so offended by Jhené Aiko’s mixed ethnicity?! Are people not allowed to be mixed?! Please explain…

tinasheeeee August 12, 2014 at 2:02 pm

She said that she is Japanese, Native American, and Black and then she said that she is Jewish, French & Spanish? Like can she decide? But I know plently of mixed people and I myself am mixed as well. I don’t understand why she says one thing from another, it just seems stupid. There was this girl I knew (she lied about everything) and then she said she was from Ecuador and then when the earthquake in Haiti happened she said she was Haitian to sound more exotic when clearly, she is of African American decent. And another person I know, she is completely white, and just because of her cousin in Puerto Rican (which she isn’t related to the Puerto Rican part) she says she is half Puerto Rican. Which is just stupid of lying about your own ethnicity to sound more exotic or cool.

arjanguelsk August 12, 2014 at 4:55 pm

Dominicans come from : white, black and native. Germans are white, jews are white. her mom is Japanese, dominican (white, black and native) and Spanish (white)>> her dad have Black, Native, and jew (white). Asian (yellow) is very strong in DNA and black too, and both of her parents have black… but she have white on her anyways and she looks like having white on her.

midori29 January 30, 2015 at 11:39 am

@arjanguelsy NOT all Dominicans are mixed. most are like African Americans with very little admixture. Its basically a BLACk island.

arjanguelsk June 7, 2015 at 8:49 pm

MOST OF THEM are mixed.. true “some of them” look like African Americans with an admixture << and it happens because they are mixed, btw even many African American are mixed…. Dominican R have people with caramel, dark, light, cinnamon, tan… all skin tones, and all shades… you can find MANY SHAPES on DR. We talk about it last time… @midori29

arjanguelsk June 7, 2015 at 9:11 pm
arjanguelsk June 7, 2015 at 9:47 pm

Here you can see Black, mixed and withes dominicans, here all shapes of Dominican people:



















btw this womman is of African American descent Dominican 19




There’s all shapes of dominican people!

BiracialBeauty November 30, 2013 at 2:05 pm

This really a correction but could you maybe change the picture. Try using one of these if possible

Roger Is My Lover March 27, 2012 at 6:40 pm

Who is she, though?

I wouldn’t consider her a celebrity.

MaYaYaYa March 27, 2012 at 7:42 pm

She is a singer who was formerly signed to Sony/Epic and TUG and has been signed to this Artium label through Def Jam since December. She was also [heavily] promoted through the group B2K (before they broke up) as “Lil’ Fizz’s cousin” but was more like their protege. She doesn’t even consider herself a celeb either but she still has fans and at least she’s not like her friend Coochie (Karrueche) who’s famous for being Chris Brown’s girl (or no reason at all for that matter).

Roger Is My Lover March 27, 2012 at 6:39 pm

She’s the definition of a melting pot. She’s mixed with damn near everything.

MaYaYaYa January 12, 2012 at 9:30 am

http://i51.tinypic.com/30m1elk.jpg – Please add/edit all of her Native tribes listed in the screencap/photo

MaYaYaYa December 28, 2011 at 11:41 pm
MaYaYaYa January 10, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Sorry I didn’t mention this before but can you change the Jewish part to German Jewish (because that’s what it says in the link)? And please add French too (even though I’m not sure which of her parents is part French since she hasn’t stated it yet but I’m guessing it might be her dad).

MaYaYaYa January 10, 2012 at 6:06 pm

Please *edit*

MaYaYaYa August 24, 2011 at 11:12 am

Please add all her native tribes which are all listed in this pic – http://i51.tinypic.com/30m1elk.jpg

And you can also add that she was well known as “Lil Fizz’s cousin”, although she is not related to him. It was used as a marketing tool suggested by Chris Stokes to promote her through B2K and attract audience, but they were close like cousins.

Layla September 22, 2010 at 9:01 am

She is exotic looking but I’m not really that impressed. I have seen women who aren’t mixed like Nia Long, Lisa Ray, Angela Bassett, Rudy from the Cosby Show or just biracial or 25% mixed such as Nicki Minaj, Cassie, Lauren London, Lyndriette (of rich girl) Audra (of rich girl) Brave of (rich girl) and Lelia Arceri who are just as pretty perhaps prettier and have way better body’s than this young lady and her sister Mila J. But okay lets be fasincated because she is mixed with like 5 different things and we are in America were many are obsessed with being mixed.

total23 May 27, 2010 at 4:59 pm

To Me She’s Gorgeous!

MaYaYaYa March 20, 2010 at 1:23 pm


kira:D March 20, 2010 at 1:22 pm

haha thanx!:)

MaYaYaYa(M) March 20, 2010 at 1:16 pm

she barely even on myspace these days so maybe you should google her

kira:D March 20, 2010 at 12:45 pm

who the hell is this? im still confused!

oh wait, a myspace celebrity.

Blasian creole March 18, 2010 at 3:37 pm

Jhene is Japanese,Black,Native american and dominican

Anonymous February 7, 2010 at 9:49 pm

She’s exotic looking! :P

ethnic February 7, 2010 at 12:46 pm

I agree. a beautiful mix.

tianna February 7, 2010 at 11:08 am

inever heard of this girl, but she is gorgeous !

M January 29, 2010 at 2:40 pm


ethnic January 29, 2010 at 2:29 pm

great link M


badboy January 29, 2010 at 9:01 am

i didnt know she was mila j’s sister!!!

M January 29, 2010 at 6:02 am

Black, Japanese, and Native are the main ethnicities but Jhene stated her other ethnicities on myspace & she even states them in her myspace music blog http://blog.myspace.com/jheneaiko

ethnic January 29, 2010 at 1:18 am

I think she is Japanese, African American, and Native American as that is what her sister Mila J states in one her songs.

btw I think Chilombo might be an Angolan name.


Africana June 29, 2010 at 11:57 am

Chilombo is definitely an african surname. “Jhene” is also an african firstname (also spelled Djene). Hell I know tons of Jhene/Djene s :)

M January 29, 2010 at 12:46 am

Efuru is her other middle name.

lynda January 28, 2010 at 5:39 pm

her name is EFURU i think i african ethnicity is from Nigeria
EFURU is a nigerian kind of name

M January 28, 2010 at 1:36 pm

Jhene also has Spaniard and Dominican (NOT Puerto Rican) from her mom’s side and she also got Jewish from her dad’s side. She’s actually not really related to Lil Fizz it was just for promotion that Chris Stokes started when B2K was a group.

kira January 27, 2010 at 2:42 pm

no clue who this person is

italysdivine101 June 23, 2010 at 3:31 pm


Anonymous January 27, 2010 at 2:24 pm

Jhene is black, japanese, and native american decent.

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