- Aria Ella Thornton is the only daughter and one of the 2 children of late American rapper Young Dolph with his then-girlfriend, Mia Jaye
- The father of the 6-year-old was shot in 2017 but survived it and later died in 2021 after 22 shots in Memphis
- Her distant uncle is American rapper Juice Wrld who died in 2019 from a seizure caused by oxycodone and codeine intoxication
Aria Ella Thornton is an African-American celebrity child of Adolph Robert Thornton – an American rapper famed as Young Dolph. On the other hand, her mother Mia Jaye had a long-term relationship with Dolph. She is an entrepreneur, podcaster, and an advocate for young black men to grow old.
Aria’s father lived his life as a sort-after rapper who immortalized his name through songs such as Play Wit Yo Bitch, 100 Shots, RNB, and Major. His deeds did not stop at music alone but in his philanthropy works in his community that would lead to a street being named after him and a proposed bill for the day he was killed to set aside in memory of him.
Her Father was Ready to Quit Music to Take Care of Her and Her Older Brother
Aria was born on February 24, 2017, about 3 years after the birth of her older brother, Tre Tre Thornton who was born on June 20, 2014.
Sometime around 2020 when the only daughter of Young Dolph was 3, it was rumored that he was ready to quit music so as to focus on his family. The tale was further fueled by his Instagram post that stated his intention to quit music to be around his kids 24/7.
However, he released a single, Sunshine about the time of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. He also released edited album covers of previous releases.
According to him, the releases were related to Aria’s brother’s interest to want to hear new songs. But in August of the same year, he released his 5th album, Rich Slave.
Several other songs came afterward and the story of his quitting may have started to fade.
She is Believed to Have Received Discipline From Her Father
Aria and her brother Tre Tre reportedly had a father who believed in instilling discipline in his children. This was prompted by h sown childhood where he had a grandmother who disciplined him and molded him into the man he became.
Going deeper, her Illinois-born father had 2 sisters, and his parents had suffered addiction to cocaine and only saw them only a few times a week.
Aria Ella Thornton is the Distant Relative of Rappers Key Glock and Juice Wrld
American rapper Markeyvius LaShun Cathey who is popular as Key Glock is the cousin of Young Dolph my marriage. This would make him an uncle to Aria.
Key Glock is most famous for being a protege of Aria’s father. He was also signed by Dolph in his Paper Route Empire label.
In addition, she was a distant relative to Juice Wrld, born Jared Anthony Higgins. He was her father’s second cousin and also had a career as an American rapper, singer, and songwriter.
In 2019, about 2 years before the death of her father, Juice Wrld died at 21. The cause of the death is said to be a seizure that was caused by acute oxycodone and codeine intoxication.
Her Father Had Survived Gunshots When She a Day After Her Birth Before Being Shot Dead 22 Times
On the 25th of February 2017, a day after Aria was born, her father was shot multiple times. According to some sources, there were about 100 signs of bullets in his SUV that was bulletproof.
When she was 7 months old, her father, Adolph Robert Thornton was shot in Hollywood, Los Angeles on September 26, 2017.
At first, he was reportedly in a critical condition with 3 bullet wounds but would later be announced that he was going to make it. He spent 2 weeks at the hospital.
Since he had a prior foul relationship with rapper Yo Gotti, the latter was said to be a person of interest but was later cleared. Instead, Gotti’s friend, Corey McClendon was arrested in connection but was also released.
On November 17, 2021, Adolph Robert Thornton Jr. was said to be shot 22 times in Memphis while he was out to get his mother some cookies.
His death became a major loss in Memphis and there was a call for a curfew in the city in order to avoid violence or any civil unrest.
By January 5, 2022, the police had already had a suspect, Justin Johnson who was said to be around 23 at the time. He was subsequently arrested alongside Cornelius Smith and Shundale Barnett. In February, Smith and Johnson pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder.
What to Know About Her Mother
Mia Jaye, the mother of Aria is an entrepreneur, and CEO of “Mom and CEO”, a community created for women who are leaders. She also heads the “Black Men Deserve to Grow Old” clothing brand. Through the brand, she creates wears that advocate for change and the proceeds go to initiatives and help families.
In addition, Mia is an advocate of Black Lives Matter among others, and a podcaster.
Where is Aria Ella Thornton Since She Lost Her Father
The young daughter of rapper Young Dolph is currently 6 years old. She is being raised alongside her brother by her mother, Mia.
After his death, it was reported that she made a tribute to him stating she would want to play with him in her heart because she knew he was in her heart.
She has also witnessed, directly or indirectly the posthumous tribute album of her father, Long Live Young Dolph. It was released on January 21, 22 through his Paper Route Empire.
About the time that she clocked 5, there was a proposal by 2 Tennessee lawmakers, Torrey C. Harris, and former Senator Katrina Robinson for November 17 to be made an Adolph Thornton Day of Service to celebrate his memory, music, and philanthropy works in Tennesee.
It was later revealed that Georgia would adopt the day to celebrate the rap legend and the man who lived a part of his life to render help to his community.
In addition, a street was named Adolph Young Dolph Thornton Jr. Avenue in Memphis.