Onyx Kelly: Son of a renowned rapper, raised solely by his mother




People think children of celebrities are living the dream, enjoying the money and fame of their parents. While that’s true in a few cases, I think Onyx Kelly would disagree. That’s if he could talk, of course.

The three-year-old is growing up in a not-so-ideal environment with conflicting parents. How has this affected his upbringing? That’s what I cover in this article. 

Who Is Onyx Kelly?

Who Is Onyx Kelly

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Born on April 28, 2020, Onyx Kelly is the son of the famous rapper Jordan Carter, known as Playboi Carti, and Amethyst Kelly, aka Iggy Azalea. Despite being the son of two famous musicians, we don’t know much about Onyx, as his parents keep him away from public life.

His mother didn’t even announce his birth until two months later on her Instagram account, stating that she always feels anxious sharing news about him with the world. That’s why she rarely posts pictures of him on her social media accounts.

Even when she does, she usually deletes them after a while. However, after thorough research, I managed to gather bits and pieces of information about this little guy. 

He’s of mixed ethnicities, combining Irish, African-American, and Australian heritage. He lives with his mother in a private neighborhood called Hidden Hills in California.

Who Are Onyx Kelly’s Parents?

Now you know a bit about Onyx. What about his family, though? That’s where things heat up. 

Let’s start with a quick introduction.

Iggy Azalea

Iggy Azalea

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Onyx’s mother, Iggy Azalea, is many things: A model, rapper, singer, and songwriter. Born on June 7, 1990, the Australian talent moved to the U.S. when she was sixteen to become a professional musician.

Her career quickly took off after releasing a music video of her song, Two Times, on Youtube. Afterward, she started singing professionally. With her first debut single, Work, in 2013, Azalea established herself as a dominant force in the music industry.

The following 2014 studio album, The New Classic, was the icing on the cake, as the song Fancy was a massive hit. It showed Azalea’s true abilities and was the best-selling single of that year.

With her celebrated history, it’s no wonder Azalea received two American Music Awards, one MTV Video Music Award and has been nominated for various others. 

Jordan Carter

Jordan Carter

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Onyx’s father is Jordan Carter, born on September 13, 1996, in Georgia. In 2017, Carter released his first hit mixtape, Playboi Carti. It was an instant hit, establishing Carter as a rising star and earning him a spot in the mainstream music world.

He received more recognition after his debut studio album in 2018, Die Lit, which featured multiple stars, like Travis Scott, Nicki Minaj, Lil Uzi, and more. With catchy music and memorable lyrics, Jordan Carter proved himself a capable musician.

How Is the Relationship Between Onyx’s Parents?

As the son of two famous musicians, you’d think Onyx is having the childhood of a lifetime. Unfortunately, that’s far from reality.

The Beginning

Azalea and Carter met on a Europe tour in 2018, took a liking to each other, and started dating. As their spark grew, they moved in together in June 2019. Despite the challenges, it seemed that everything was great with the happy couple.

The Breakup

Onyx Kelly’s Parents

In December 2020, people were shocked when they announced their breakup. No one knew why at first. Fans tried to deduce the reason, sharing their opinions, theories, and speculations on social media until Iggy spilled the tea.

In a recent interview on Emily Ratajkowski’s podcast, Iggy confessed that her relationship with Carter had been going through turmoil, and she realized it wasn’t working out.

However, she claimed that one specific incident forced her to leave Carter despite being the father of her child.

She stated he cheated on her and didn’t attend Onyx’s birth. He didn’t even want to sign his birth certificate. She admitted she felt enormous pressure to stay with him so Onyx wouldn’t have to grow up with split parents.

However, she decided it was best to grow up with split parents who respect each other rather than live in a hostile house with constant arguing and fighting. Ironically, their relationship didn’t involve much respect after the breakup.

The Family Feud

After the breakup announcement, Azalea said she wanted nothing but to focus on raising her son with Carter. Unfortunately, it wasn’t that easy, as Carter didn’t want to take on the responsibilities of a father.

The separated parents had their first fallout before the Christmas of 2021 when Carter dismissed the family’s Christmas plans to go out with his mistress.

That led to Azalea insulting him in public, calling him trash for not prioritizing his family. Unfortunately, the worst was yet to come. During one of his interviews, Carter said that he takes care of a lot of people, including his mother, wife, and son. Iggy didn’t take this well.

She called him out on social media, saying he’s misleading his fans. She claimed she’s raising Onyx alone, as he doesn’t visit him unless he’s running away from trouble. The last straw was when Carter got arrested for assaulting his pregnant girlfriend.

Onyx Kelly’s Net Worth

Onyx Kelly’s Net Worth

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Although he’s living a luxurious life with his mother, there’s no point in trying to calculate Onyx Kelly’s net worth, as he’s only three years old. 

However, with hit albums and a successful modeling career, we know Azalea has a net worth of $15 million.

His father is an established rapper with various hit singles and albums to his name. So it’s no wonder he has a net worth of $9 million.

Onyx Kelly on Social Media

This may come as a surprise, but Onyx Kelly has a large following on social media. His mother set up an Instagram account to celebrate her handsome little man. 

That said, she stopped posting a while ago because people kept making fun of him and his clothes. So, she occasionally posts pictures of him on her account now.

Wrapping Up

Despite being three years old and the son of two famous musicians, Onyx Kelly doesn’t have it easy. 

FHis parents started strong and in love, but their relationship tore apart quickly. Now Azalea is raising him alone, and Carter doesn’t want to take his responsibilities as a father.

Despite these problems, Azalea works hard to give Onyx a normal life and protect him from the overwhelming public life.

Claire S. Allen
Claire S. Allen
Hi there! I'm Claire S. Allen, a vibrant Gemini who's as bold as my favorite color, red. I'm a fan of two cool things: strolling the streets in a red jacket and crafting articles that connect with readers. With my warm and friendly personality, Claire is sure to brighten up your day!
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