Black Ink Crew: Compton is a reality TV show with some over-the-top crazy events and happenings on the daily life of a Compton based Tattoo shop. This shows the drama based on how the artists handle the pressure to succeed in their own dreams and their leader’s goal as well, all the while contributing to their community.
The show is an almost all African-American tattoo shop crew called IAMCompton. Many of us are well aware of Compton being famous for rap music and gang violence peaking during the 80s and 90s. Well, Tattoos have also been a center of the culture.
Let us take a look into the lives of the Black Ink Crew: Compton’s casts, IAMComptons crew.
Danny “KP” Kirkpatrick Net Worth
Danny Kirkpatrick is the guy, the owner of the shop, and the founder. Born on November 26, 1986, he is currently 33 years old. Danny is a rapper by profession, rap singer/songwriter, but he discovered his talent as a tattoo artist along the way.
There have been no tattoo parlors in Compton before Danny’s, and he wants to bring art to the sometimes dangerous community of Compton. Danny grew up in Compton amidst gang violence, so he wants to create a “safe zone” with the art.
Danny is also an actor as he has been on the TV series “Mystery ER” and even a short film “Decent People.” KP released an album and music video “I Am Compton” in 2011 in honor of his home town.
Danny has not disclosed his net worth but reportedly has an annual income of $41k. So we can assume his net worth is decent, and as the star of the new show, it is most likely going to increase over time.
He is a talented man with various skills, and those skills contribute to his growing net worth as well. It has been speculated that his net worth is around $500k, but it has not been confirmed.
Danny is a happily married man, and his wife is the beautiful actress Kyla Pratt. The couple has two kids together. They had their first child, Lyric Kai Kilpatric,
on 17th November 2010. Further, their family grew with their second daughter, Lyah Kilpatrick, born on 5th August 2013.
Kyla Pratt Net Worth
Actress Kyla Pratt also works as a crew member of the IAM Compton tattoo shop along with her husband. Kyla is an amazing actress and an amazing mother. She is most famous for her role in “Dr.Dolittle” franchise, for the first two movies of the franchise. Pratt played the role of Dr’s daughter and later appeared as the main character in three films.
Kyla and her husband Danny have a happily married life, and there have been no rumors or news about any kind of affair for both parties. They have two children together, Lyric Kai Kilpatric and Lyah Kilpatrick.
Born on 16 September 1986, Kyla is currently 32 years old and has a net worth of $3 million. She has been active in the industry as a child actress since the age of eight. Played in various roles, voiced many characters, and has gathered the net worth, which can be considered a small fortune.
We have to see what Kayla has to offer as a Black Ink Crew: Compton’s cast in the coming days.
Tim Simons Net Worth
Tim is Danny DP Kirkpatrick’s cousin and appears on “Black Ink Crew: Compton” as IAM Compton’s shop manager. He grew up in Compton with Kirkpatrick. He was once a member of a gang and remains affiliated but is not an active member.
Tim steered away from gang violence thanks to his love for football; he played football in high school. He continued to play college football and later started playing professionally for a minor team.
Tim was inspired to bring a change of air in Compton from his cousin’s music. He helps Kirkpatrick and Pratt run the business with his business management skills as well as street cred and connections in the community.
There isn’t much information about Tim regarding his background or net worth, and he seems to like it that way. He embraces the spotlight but doesn’t want it to burn him.
Danny “KP” Kirkpatrick’s protege, Ink Drippin’, is a tattoo artist at IAMCompton. Ink has a tremendous amount of respect for Danny and thinks of Danny as a big brother. Growing up in Compton, ink admired Danny for his talent in music and art. This smooth playboy has a gentle heart and helps his mother raise his younger siblings.
The ink was involved in a horrible car crash, which he survived. After the car crash, he decided to commit fully into art with the realization that life is short, and he has to do something and achieve something. Ink is pleased to work alongside his admiration and can be seen enjoying the job in the series as well.
Lemeir Net Worth and Bio
Lemeir is the partner in business with Danny. Danny and Lemeir met at a tattoo convention, and after discussing for some time, Lemeir joined Danny in opening IAM Compton. He stars on the show alongside his girlfriend, Danielle. Lemeir is also a tattoo artist and happily takes clients in the show.
Lemeir grew up on the gang-infested streets of Philadelphia. His dad was in jail, and after his brother’s death, Lemeir moved to Los Angeles to pursue business. Lemeir knew he
had a lot of talent in business and art.
He moved to LA and started his company, Happy Ice Food Trucks. The franchise features tie-dyed trucks that serve food, ice cream, shaved ice, and frozen yogurt. This successful business has Stars like Angelina Jolie, Travis Barker, and Ellen DeGeneres as fans.
Much about his personal life and net worth is unknown except for a few things like his girlfriend and family state. While his net worth is unknown, we can assume for it to be in six digits as he owns the accessible food truck business and is partners with Danny on the tattoo shop.
Danielle Net Worth and Bio
Danielle is Lemeir’s girlfriend, and she is pregnant with Lemeir’s child. Lemeir and Danielle have on again off again relation, but know this, Danielle is the high school sweetheart and Happy Food Trucks business partner of Lemeir.
There is not much information about her on the internet as well, including that of her net worth. Daniella is not a regular but still is Black Ink Crew: Compton’s cast as she is recurring in many episodes. She is like a family member who stays outside the home.
With the baby on the way, Lemeir will likely pop the question, and let’s hope we get to see it on the show.
Nessie Net Worth and Bio
Nessie is Lemeir’s good friend and a talented lyricist, muralist, and tattoo artist from Philadelphia. She wanted to become a doctor, but when life hit her hard on her way to study medicine, she found her dream job as a tattoo artist.
In a male-dominated environment of tattoo artistry, Nessie tries to break the sexist barrier and enhance women’s empowerment. She is a beautiful girl and a talented tattoo artist, but not much information about her is available on the internet, except a white mother raised her.
Vudu Dahl Net Worth and Bio
Vudu Dahl is a fellow female cast member who had to work through the sexism prevalent in today’s tattoo industry, but her talent is the deal. She was born and raised in Seattle, sheltered from the rest of the world as part of a religious cult. Dahl escaped that life and moved to Venice, California.
Vudu was struggling to make it as a tattoo artist and a model, but with the help of KP, she has found the way to walk to achieve her goals. She works as a tattoo apprentice at IAMCompton. Her artwork, all focusing on beautifying the female body and its sexuality with a touch of Asian culture, is entirely unique and is on a league of its own.
She is an openly bisexual black female artist covered neck to toe with tattoos. So her diversity does not just bring her adversity but also a whole new wild range of clientele to the shop.
But that is as far as we know, she hasn’t shared any information, financial or personal, whatsoever on the internet. But, with her unique traits and talent as a tattoo artist, we are bound to hear about her pretty soon as she gets more traction as a cast of Black Ink Crew.
Barbie Net Worth and Bio
Barbie is a long-time friend of KP, and she has a whole lot of style, class, and sass, which she carries for the entire IAMCompton crew. Abandoned by her mother, Barbie grew up with her father and grandparents; she had a tough childhood. Even with a past, that is not so rosy; she has a kind heart hidden behind a tough, no-nonsense exterior.
Not losing to Tim, Barbie’s loyalty to KP is clear as she gives her 100% for the IAMCompton crew. Erica works hard to bring order and a little turn up to the front desk.
Any information regarding her personal life or financial status isn’t available as she hasn’t shared that information. But with her personality, we are sure to see her grow as one of the internet’s sweethearts along with the shows increasing popularity. Her real name is Erica Thompson.
Black Ink Crew: Compton Controversies and Who left the Show?
Black Ink Crew: Compton started back on 14th August 2019, so there have been pretty much no controversies about the show. The show is considerably new, and the characters haven’t developed properly, so the main controversy to consider would be,
How fake is the show?
To answer that, we have a statement from Barbie said during an interview with AP news,
“We’ve had some negative press saying ‘Oh, you’re making Compton look bad,’ At the end of the day, the stuff that’s being shown is real. This is happening in Compton. We’re just now seeing it on VH1 instead of the news. We’re not showing anything that’s not happening. Our goal is to try to clean this up the best way we can. We’re not making up false gang allegations. It’s out here.”
Honestly, we cannot be the judge of the statement of how fake the show is. The locals seem to agree to the cast and acknowledge the gang and their authority. If we film our everyday life, then we will also see somethings happen in our daily life that feels like completely staged is all we can say. Either way, ‘Black Ink Crew: Compton‘ is an entertaining show.
Who has left the show?
As for who has left the show, the show is very fresh and started recently and has ten episodes in season 1. So far, no one has left the show, Lemeir went to visit his sick mother back to Philadelphia, and that’s about it, but even that happened after the shows season completed.
We wish for the show to gain popularity and not lose any cast members as it is fascinating to see the growth of the character as the show progresses.
Black Ink Crew: Compton Fast Facts
- KP used to play football in college until he got removed for Drug use.
- Kyla is a popular actress and is an excellent singer as well.
- Tim, KP’s cousin, is an inactive gang member; he got away from gang violence thanks to his love for football.
- Lemeir hails from gang-infested streets of Philadelphia, and he is also the owner of the Happy Food Truck franchise.
- Danielle is Lemeir’s high school sweetheart and moved from Philly to LA to be with her man.
- A white mother raised Nessie, i.e., her real mother wasn’t in the picture as she is of African-American ethnicity, but she loves the mom that raised her a lot too.
- Vudu Dahl used to be in a cult as a child, which she escaped from.
- Barbie was abandoned by her mother, who was a young party-loving girl.
That is all the information we have gathered from scouring the internet about the Black Ink Crew: Compton’s cast. Feel free to comment on any additional information that you guys think we should include, or we are missing.