She grew up as a military brat, traveling from country to country. She founded the girl group Hearsay with her friends when she was a teenager.
In May 2014, she had her first child, a son named Future Zahir with rapper Future. In July 2016, she married NFL quarterback Russell Wilson. She and Wilson welcomed a daughter named Sienna in 2017 and they are expecting another child in 2020. She previously dated rapper Bow Wow. Her father served in the U.S. Army.
She performed the hit duo "Love Sex Magic" with Justin Timberlake in 2009.