Known by the stage name Jhené, she rose to fame as a singer with the American R&B group B2K and released hit songs such as "The Worst" and "Sail Out."
When she was starting her career, she was perceived as Lil' Fizz's cousin, although they were not related.
She sang as a guest vocalist on the Pandemonium! song "Tease."
Her parents are Dr. Karamo Chilombo and Christina Yamamoto. She was married to music producer Oladipo Omishore aka Dot da Genius from 2014 until 2017. She began dating Big Sean in October 2016. She has a daughter named Namiko Love from a previous relationship.
Her songs appeared on the Soundtrack for the 2002 movie The Master of Disguise, which starred Dana Carvey.