Best recognized as the father of international rap superstar Nicki Minaj.
During Minaj's childhood, he went through a series of drug and alcohol problems, even once trying to burn down their family home. He eventually went to rehab and turned to the church.
He was a financial executive and part-time gospel singer.
When Nicki was five, he and his wife Carol moved to Queens, New York. In addition to Nicki, he has two other children, a son named Jelani and a daughter named Ming.
His daughter had a two year relationship with rapper Meek Mill from 2015 to early 2017.