Betty Idol is a singer-songwriter, recording artist and reality star well known for her featuring in the reality TV show Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta in its season five edition in 2016. Furthermore, she has been signed for her a new reality show Cartel Crew(2019)- which revolves around sons and daughters of the drug lord family 'Cartel.'
Besides her TV appearance, she has also sung with Rick Ross and Lil Wayne in the song Thug City. She also co-wrote and sang Chainz’s Single Blue Dolphin (Trapavelli Tre mixtape).
Love and Hip Hop
Betty made debut as a supporting cast member in season five of the VH1’s reality TV show Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta (2016). She was a producer and openly transgender reality star D Smith’s best friend & confidant. Both Betty and D Smith were friends before making an entering the show.
Betty Idol with D. Smith (Source: wetpaint.com)
In the show, Betty moved forward to romance with rapper Lil Scrappy. But, she ended up fighting with urban model & rapper Bambi Benson as well as with fashion designer and stylist Tammy Rivers. She made a total of 10 appearances in the reality show.
After the season’s reunion special, Betty never returned to the show.
Is She Transgender?
The BFF of transgender producer D Smith, Betty Idol, fell into the speculation of being a transgender since her debut in the show.
But, she has confirmed that she is not a transgender. In an interview with DJ Smallz Eyes 2 in August 2016, she confirmed that she was born as a female. Though she gets lots of comments criticizing her as transgender, she doesn’t take those things negatively and as an offense.
Love And Hip Hop's Betty Idol Dating Status Now
Betty's dating status, as of now, is unclear. However, in an interview with DJ Smallz Eyes 2 in November 2016, she did have opened up about her previous relationships. As confirmed, she was engaged formerly; but she broke up after her athlete-boyfriend cheated on her.
She gave the guy a second chance, but they couldn't make it work for a long time. Eventually, they broke up once again.
After that, Betty fell in love again with another guy, but her boyfriend’s mom didn’t like her. Sadly, things didn't work out between the pair, and they called it quits before things got serious.
Besides, Betty is now featuring in the new reality show Cartel Crew. The news was confirmed by MTO News back in September 2019. The VH1 series Cartel Crew aired their first episode on 7 October 2019.
Besides, she has gotten featured in publications like Vibe Vixen, Bleu, Onyx Style, and Word Up.
Betty celebrates her birthday on 16 June. She was born in Houston, Texas, in the year 1989. Her real name is Salomé Jackson.
She possesses the African-Americans as well as Colombian ethnicity.
Betty has two sisters Giselle, Tatyana, and two brothers Noah and Jonathan, in the family. Her father was affiliated with Cali Cartel, a drug Cartel member who was involved in the drug world.
She had to endure a chaotic upbringing as her father was involved with a drug lord. So, her home often used to get raided by cops.
During her school years, she and her family kept running between Texas and New York.
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Some Interesting Facts About Betty Idol
- Betty's birth sign is Gemini.
- During her time at Love and Hip Hop, more than 1700 people signed a petition signed against Betty and her BFF D Smith to remove them from the show. D Smith was considered a bully and both of them were considered a mess.