Nivea B. Hamilton (born March 24, 1982), who performs under the mononym Nivea, is an American singer whose recordings reached the Billboard charts during the early 2000s.
Nash was born in Savannah, Georgia, the youngest of three sisters. She sang in a church choir and admired the music of Mariah Carey.
Nivea is known most for her singles “Don’t Mess with My Man” and “Laundromat”.
She released three studio albums: Nivea (2001), Complicated (2005) and Animalistic (2006) and an independently released extended play Nivea: Undercover (2011).
In February 2002, Nivea started dating rapper Lil Wayne. On December 11, 2002, They became engaged. In her July 2003 interview with Sister to Sister magazine, Nivea spoke about her engagement and how Wayne proposed.
“Wayne said, ‘I got your Christmas present with me and you’re gonna love it. It’s gonna make you smile. He got down on his knee and he was like, ‘I know I’m young, but I’ve been through enough relationships to know and understand the meaning of what love is.’ He was just perfect. He told me that he wanted to spend the rest of his life with me and he loved me. It was snot and tears at the same time.”
She also spoke on her wishes to have a son with the rapper. “I want a little boy very much right now. Wayne’s daughter is just wonderful. She’s a beautiful little girl.”
Nivea credited Wayne as being her first love. She said that if they didn’t get married, that she would die a single woman. In August 2003, Lil Wayne called off his engagement to Nivea and became engaged to his daughter’s mother, Antonia Wright.
Nivea married R&B singer and producer Terius “The-Dream” Nash in December 2004.
Their daughter Navy Talia Nash was born on May 10, 2005, and their twin sons London Nash and Christian Nash in April 2006.
The couple divorced in 2007. Nash stated in an interview, “I decided to end it because I didn’t want to take this person [Nivea] and treat them a certain way based on what I was changing into, based on being bitter.” However, Nivea says The-Dream wanted the divorce, not she. “I’m lying, it’s not. We’re supposed to say that, but it’s not true. It wasn’t no mutual agreement, he wanted to do it, I didn’t, but it’s done. I’m dealing with it.”
After her divorce in 2007, Nivea reconciled with her ex-fiance, rapper Lil Wayne. Nivea stayed with Lil Wayne after he had a son with his ex-girlfriend in 2008.
On June 9, 2009 it was rumored that Nivea and Lil Wayne were engaged and expecting a child together. At the same time Lil Wayne was also expecting a child with Actress Lauren London.
On October 14, 2009, Lil Wayne confirmed that he and Nivea were expecting a son. Nivea gave birth to their son, Neal Carter on November 30, 2009.
In June 2010, Nivea and Lil Wayne broke off their engagement for the second time.
In 2014, Nivea threw some super shade at her ex Lil Wayne and rumored new girlfriend Christina Milian.
In a nutshell, Nivea made it plain that she doesn’t approve of the relationship between Lil Wayne and Christina Milian, since Nivea has a child by Lil Wayne and three by her ex-husband The Dream, who is also Christina’s ex-husband as well as the father of Christina’s daughter Violet.
Nivea has a net worth of $1.9 million, still netting a reasonable $45K for guest appearances.
Let’s go back to a time when Nivea’s personal life was nowhere near as messy, with Don’t Mess With My Man.