Learn More About Icelene Jones
Icelene Jones is the wife of the late Russell Tyrone Jones, an American rapper famously known as Ol’ Dirty Bastard. She was born on June 14, 1970, in Brooklyn, New York. Icelene did not have an easy childhood, filled with many hardships and challenges. Little is known about her school life, but it is believed that she studied at least to the high school level.
Little is known about Icelene Jones’s parents or her siblings. In her love life, she met Ol’ Dirty Bastard in the early 1990s. They fell in love and tied the knot in 1991. The couple was together for over a decade before Bastard died in 2004, and during their time together, they had three children: Young Dirty Bastard, Taniqua Jones, and Shaquita Jones.
While married, Icelene Jones and her husband shared beautiful memories; however, their relationship had ups and downs. They had legal battles two years after their marriage, but the couple dropped the charges against each other.
Career and Lawsuits
Regarding her professional career, Icelene Jones was active in the music industry and supported her husband. She negotiated contracts and arranged for events for him. Even after her husband’s death, Icelene Jones continues to manage her husband’s estate.
In 2021, Icelene Jones filed a lawsuit against Wu-Tang Clan, claiming that they had not paid royalties to her husband’s estate for over a decade. According to Icelene Jones, she claimed the production company was supposed to pay up to 1 million US dollars for that period, but they had only paid 130,000 dollars. The lawsuit also mentioned that the company had failed to pay the royalties despite repeatedly asking the management to do so. The case remains unresolved as Wu-Tang Productions Inc. said they have supported Icelene Jones and her three children since her husband’s death.
Icelene Jones’ husband was born in 1968, and he started his music career in the early 1990s. He worked with a music group, Wu-Tang Clan, before moving on to do music as a solo artist. Martial-arts style movies influenced his type of music. During his music career, Icelene’s husband released several songs and albums; however, many scandals overcrowded his music career.
On legal issues, Icelene’s husband had a better share of the law; he was arrested and tried for second-degree assault after an attempted robbery in 1993. Icelene’s husband was arrested four years later for failing to pay child support. In 1999, some officers fired at Icelene’s husband and then accused him of firing them; after he was taken to court, the grand jury cleared his name as there was no evidence to show that he fired at the police.
Death of Her Husband
Icelene Jones’ husband’s life was filled with many problems; he showed erratic behavior and a year before his death, he was diagnosed with bipolar disease. Dirty Bastard died on November 13, 2004, due to a drug overdose; the autopsy revealed high levels of cocaine and tramadol in his system. After his death, he was celebrated by his cousin and fellow rapper RZA, who mentioned he was a visionary.