Ike Turner Jr is famous for being the son of the legendary singer and producer, Ike Turner. Professionally, he is also a musician and singer.
Ike Turner Jr. was born to Ike and Lorraine Taylor in 1958. Soon after his birth, his parents separated and he started living with his father. In 1962, his father married Tina Turner and she adopted Ike Jr.
After completing his graduation, he started assisting his parents in the recording studio.
Ike Turner Jr is also involved in acting and music like his father. When he was around 13 years old, he started playing musical instruments and also played in his parent’s band. He also worked as a sound engineer for his stepmother, Tina Turner.
In 1987, Ike Jr released an album named Hard Labor. Several years later, in 2006, he helped his father produce his last album, Risin’ with the Blues.
In 2018, he released Freaky alongside his band named The Love Thang and Sweet Randi Love.
Apart from his career as a musician, he is also an actor and producer.
Son of Ike Turner and Lorraine Taylor
Ike Turner Jr’s father and mother were never married but they were in a live-in relationship for a couple of years in East St. Louis. Her mother had two other kids from her former partner before she welcomed two kids with Ike.
After their separation, his mother stayed away from the media and on the other hand, his father had gone through several unsuccessful relationships.
Five Siblings: One Biological and Four Half
Ike Turner Jr has six siblings: Michael Turner, Ronnie Turner, Mia Turner, Twanna Turner Melby, and Linda Trippeter. Michael is his biological brother and the remaining others are his half-siblings. Among all of his siblings, Ronnie is an actor and musician and Mia is an entrepreneur.
Father Died in Late 2007
Ike Turner Jr’s father, Ike Turner died at the age of 76 on December 12, 2007, at his home in San Marcos, California. His funeral was held at the City of Refuge Church in Gardena, California on December 21, 2007.
As per the San Diego County Medical Examiner‘s Office report, he died from a cocaine overdose.
The cause of death for Ike Turner is cocaine toxicity with other significant conditions, such as hypertensive cardiovascular disease and pulmonary emphysema.
Didn’t Have a Good Relationship with Father
As per the sources, Ike Turner Jr didn’t have a good relationship with his father Ike Sr. When he was 13, his father pulled him out of school and forced him to work.
Even after divorcing Tina Turner, Jr. worked for his stepmom as a sound engineer. Because of this, Ike was so furious that he hit Jr. with a nickel-plated .45 pistol in the head. His dad also made him count money until his hands turned grey.
Tina Turner Abandoned Him
Back in 2018 while talking with DailyMail, Ike Turner Jr. said his mother Tina Turner abandoned him and her family just to be with her new husband, Erwin Bach. He also said that they have not talked with each other since 2000.
Tina raised me from the age of two. She’s the only mother I’ve ever known. But I haven’t talked to my mother since God knows when – probably around 2000. I don’t think any of my brothers have talked to her in a long time either.
Jr. also revealed that his mother doesn’t want anything to do with her past.
My mother is living her life – she has a new husband and she’s in Europe. She doesn’t want to have anything to do with the past.
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