Who is Shya L’amour?
American rapper and social media star Nicole Marie Alagrin – aka Shya L’amour – was born under the zodiac sign Scorpio on 18 November 1988, in Tampa, Florida USA. She’s steadily making a name for herself in the music industry, however, the real reason why Shya’s become popular is her past relationship with famous American rapper Kiari Kendrell Cephus, aka Offset, who’s been married to American rapper Belcalis Marlenis Almanzar Cephus – aka Cardi B – since 2017. Shya and Offset were together in the first half of the 2010s, and she gave birth to their daughter Kalea Marie Cephus in 2015; they broke up after Offset met and married Cardi B, and there have since been rumors that they’ve perhaps reunited and are having an affair, but this hasn’t been confirmed.
Education and early life
Shya was raised in Tampa alongside her brothers Vazquez and Orlando, by their mother Nilsa Santos Alagrin and father whose name remains unrevealed; it’s widely believed that their father’s a businessman and their mother a homemaker, but this hasn’t been addressed by Shya.
She studied at a local high school in Tampa, and was passionate about multiple activities during her time there as she enjoyed appearing in school plays, taking dance lessons and singing on a school band. She was around 16 when she chose to pursue a career as a rapper, however, even though nearly two decades have since passed, Shya’s yet to make her breakthrough.
She matriculated in 2006, and then chose not to go after a college degree, wanting to focus on her career in the music industry.
Most viewed YouTube videos
Shya launched her self-titled YouTube channel on 13 June 2010, and it’s today subscribed to by over 10,000 people, while all her 40 videos together have amassed more than 820,000 views; most of these are her original music videos, while a couple of others feature Shya during her everyday life, whether she’s zip lining, freestyling with her friends or announcing her new music. We’ll be covering her three most viewed videos, as these have contributed to her overall popularity.
Her #1 video “Shya L’amour – Paper Baby (Official Video)” has been watched over 200,000 times since 12 April 2017, and is one of her original songs; it’s about how Shya made her way up in the music industry.
Shya’s second most viewed video “Shya L’amour – On Go (Official Video)” has been viewed over 150,000 times since 8 January 2019, and it’s also her original song, which she wrote to address her haters.
Her #3 video “Shya L’amour – Like Me [Official Music Video]” has been watched over 120,000 times since 15 September 2002, and is her original song about how all women hate her because she’s so successful, and because their boyfriends and husbands want to sleep with her.
Shya’s active on various social media networks and these today represent her secondary source of income.
She’s followed by nearly 200,000 people on Instagram, and has posted nine pictures and videos, with most featuring her during her everyday life, whether she’s spending time with her daughter, showing off her clothes, or travelling around the US to perform.
More than 7,000 people are following Shya on Twitter today; she created her account in January 2010, and has since tweeted over 50,000 times, most of which are her thoughts on various matters. Shya also occasionally uploads the same pictures and videos as onto her Instagram account.
Shya’s also quite popular on TikTok, with over 22,000 people following her on this network, while all her videos combined have amassed more than 300,000 likes; most of her content features her lip syncing to some of her favorite songs, spending time with her daughters, or showing off her clothes and jewelry.
Shya also has a Facebook page, which is today followed by over 8,000 people, and onto which she often uploads videos which feature her spending time with her daughters; she tends to update the page at least once a month – her most recent upload was a video on 31 October 2023, which features her and her daughters at an amusement park..
Love life and relationships
Shya prefers to keep the details of her love life to herself, and besides her relationship with Offset, not a lot about it is known.
We know that she has another daughter, to whom she gave birth before meeting Offset; no details have been disclosed about the girl’s father, but it’s widely believed that he abandoned Shya while she was still pregnant, as he didn’t agree with becoming a father.
Following her split from Offset, Shya was in a relationship with American rapper YSL Mondo but it didn’t last long as the two announced their split on the internet in 2019.
There are no other men whom Shya’s perhaps been with, that we know about; she seems to be unattached as of November 2023 and has two daughters with two former boyfriends.
Interesting facts and hobbies
Shya loves tattoos and has several inked onto various parts of her body, including two big ones on her right arm and left leg.
She likes to be there for her daughters, and can often be seen spending time in public with them, whether they’re going to amusement parks, shopping for clothes, or travelling around the US.
Shya likes both summer and winter, but summer’s still her favorite season, as she enjoys being close to the ocean.
She’s quite close to her brother Vazquez, and recently attended his wedding, together with her daughters; Shya was a bridesmaid and her daughter Kalea a flower girl.
One of her favorite actresses is Angela Bassett, and some of her favorite movies include “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”, “Betty and Coretta” and “Otherhood”.
Height, age and net worth
Shya’s age is 35. Her hair and eyes are brown, she’s 5ft 6ins (1.68m) tall and weighs around 130lbs (58kgs).
Shya’s net worth’s been estimated at over $1 million, as of November 2023.