Redfoo and SkyBlu (LMFAO)

by ethnic on August 9, 2011

SkyBlu (on the left) and Redfoo (on the right)

Birth Name:
Stephen Kendal Gordy (Redfoo)
Skyler Austen Gordy (SkyBlu)

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States (both)

Date of Birth:
September 3, 1975 (Redfoo)
August 23, 1986 (SkyBlu)

Ethnicity:
*African-American, Finnish, distant English (Redfoo)
*African-American, English (SkyBlu)

Redfoo and SkyBlu make up the pop group LMFAO. Both Redfoo and his nephew SkyBlu are biracial, as their fathers are black and their mothers are white. On their track, “Welcome to my World”, Redfoo says, “I got a white mom and a black dad.”

Redfoo’s father is producer Berry Gordy, who is African-American, and also has a small amount of English ancestry. Redfoo’s mother, Nancy Leiviska, has Finnish ancestry.

Redfoo’s paternal grandparents were Berry Gordy (the son of Berry Gordy and Lucy Hellum) and Bertha Fuller. Redfoo’s grandparents Berry and Bertha were born in Georgia.

Redfoo’s maternal grandparents were Einar Leiviska and Vivian/Vivien Maki. Einar and Vivian were born in Michigan, of Finnish descent.

SkyBlu is the son of Berry Gordy IV and Valerie Robeson.

SkyBlu’s paternal grandfather is Berry Gordy, Jr., the producer mentioned above (the son of Berry Gordy and Bertha Fuller). SkyBlu’s grandfather Berry was born in Michigan.

SkyBlu’s paternal grandmother is named Thelma Louise Coleman.

SkyBluy is the brother of singer and actress Mahogany Lox, who is Redfoo’s niece.

Redfoo and SkyBlu are cousins of actress Bianca Lawson. Redfoo is her first cousin, once removed, and SkyBlu is her second cousin, through their ancestors Berry Gordy and Bertha Fuller, who were Bianca’s paternal great-grandparents.

Redfoo and SkyBlu are cousins of President Jimmy Carter. Redfoo and SkyBlu are both descended from President Carter’s (white) great-grandfather, James Thomas Gordy, from his relationship with a black woman, Esther Johnson (President Carter is descended from James’s white wife, Harriet Emily Helms). Redfoo is a half-second cousin, once removed, of President Carter, and SkyBlue is a half-second cousin, twice removed, of President Carter. President Carter and music producer Berry Gordy are half-second cousins.

Contribution from Aps

Sources: Genealogy of Redfoo – https://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Redfoo (focusing on his father’s side) – https://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Berry Gordy III (focusing on his own father’s side) – https://famouskin.com

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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

madman December 27, 2016 at 6:41 am

Redfoo’s maternal grandparents were Einar Leiviska and Vivian/Vivien Maki. Einar and Vivian were both born in Michigan, of Finnish descent.

LMFBO April 2, 2012 at 8:27 am

Skyblu could pass for indian, arab or even caribbean latino (Dominican, PRican, Panamanian).

RedFoo is just white, with a fro… He doesnt look mixed at all.

ihatemostpeople March 14, 2014 at 7:50 am

I agree.

chris91 March 31, 2017 at 8:24 am

No he looks he looks jewish or middle eastern

Lopac Is My RACIST Lover March 17, 2012 at 3:14 pm

I’m sexy and I know it.

Lopac Is My RACIST Lover March 17, 2012 at 3:15 pm

I love that song.

Nina March 11, 2012 at 5:12 am

Skyblu and red foo are both Italian

Lopac Is My RACIST Lover March 17, 2012 at 3:15 pm

O_o

Source please?

Marko February 10, 2012 at 7:29 pm

Redfoo looks mainly white with a black hint, and skyblu honestly just looks arab or latino.

cool March 14, 2012 at 6:49 pm

NO

THEY LOOK BLACK

AND THEIR HAIR LOOKS BLACK TOO

maria November 23, 2011 at 12:47 pm

Ilove this guy he sexy and he kows it lol,Seriously i love him though even though i usually do not like biracial guys and no im not being racist i just do not usually see any that i like..

anen February 7, 2012 at 4:11 pm

Yeah me too but i think it’s because he looks more white xD idk. The same happened with this biracial asian guy, I mean i’ve seen many other biracial asian guys and I wasn’t feeling it (I’m NOT attracted to asians guy AT ALL) but this one was different looked more like those anime characters (more Caucasian). Anways his nephew I find him fug for though.

sarahle March 24, 2015 at 3:55 pm

racist…

Alexandra November 19, 2011 at 9:15 pm

What about Sky Blu, his nephew? I know he’s biracial, but what races?

aps September 17, 2011 at 1:36 am
ethnic September 17, 2011 at 9:09 pm

Thanks again Aps.

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