A member of the renowned Jakes family, he is the son of pastor and film producer Serita Jakes.
In June 2011, he joined the social media world by creating his Twitter account and posting the debut tweet "N a very interesting mood... Think it's time fa change..."
In 2009, he made headlines when he was arrested for indecent exposure during an undercover sting in Dallas, Texas.
He is one of five children, with two brothers, Cora.
His father produced Miracles from Heaven, a 2016 film starring Martin Henderson.