Quick Facts of Dontay Banks Sr.

Dontay Banks Bio, Marriage, Wife, Kids, Imprisonment, and Net Worth

An American TV Personality, Dontay Banks rise into stardom as a father of multi-talented American rapper, songwriter, composer, vocalist, and performer Lil Durk, and DtHANG, an American rapper, musician, vocalist, songwriter, and entrepreneur from Chicago, Illinois.

Both his sons are the founders and principal members of the OTF rap collective (Only The Family).

His sons collaborated on several projects as a team and have worked with several well-known rappers plus performers, including Hypno Carlito, DJ Bandz, King Von,  JusBlow600, THF Zoo, Chief Wuk, and many others. Lil has gained a large fan following over these years from his music.

Getting famous on your own is an accomplishment, but getting famed because of your children is nothing short of a privilege. Our Celebrity Father, Mr. Dontay Banks, the father of Lil Durk and DThang, is in a similar scenario.

Sadly, his son Dthang is no more with us. Do You want to know the reason behind his death and Dontay’s personal and professional life, then stay tuned to this article until the end.

Who Is Dontay Banks? His Bio and Wiki.

Celebrity Father Dontay Banks Sr first stepped into this earth in 1950 in Chicago, the United States of America.

However, he hasn’t revealed his exact birth date in the media. Dontay, on the other side, is of American citizenship who follows the Islamic faith and belongs to an Afro-American ethnic background.

Unfortunately, there aren’t many details about him available right now. Most probably, the father is at the age of 60s.

Dontay Banks with his two sons, Lil Durk and DThang. Image Credit: VergeWiki

It seems that he is a very secretive type of person who has kept his lips locked when the matter comes to his family background and his early life.

Also, the star hasn’t disclosed his academic qualification to the public but seems to be a well-educated person.

According to some online reports, since Dontay Banks Sr was imprisoned, Lil Durk, along with his brother, felt a strong sense of responsibility to the family. Since both children were young, Dontay has had a tremendous desire to learn more about music.

Why did Mr. Banks Get Arrested?

The Internet sensation, Dontay, has a gloomy and tragic history of imprisonment. Further, he was a drug dealer having ties to several crooks in the underground.

On the other hand, the man found himself surrounded by tragic circumstances when he returned.

Lil Durk says his father, Dontgay Banks received a life sentence in prison for not informing. Image Credit: YouTube

Moreover, Mr. Sr was sentenced to prison for a drug-related offense when he was just seven months old and was jailed in 1993 in Chicago’s South Side after being caught up in a crack distribution operation.

His son, Lil Durk, was born in July 1994, when Dontay was sentenced to life in prison.

Later, he won his appeal after 22 years in prison and was released in 2019 after almost 25 years. Lil stated that his father was imprisoned for 22 years for d*ugs; the singer communicated with him daily despite his imprisonment.

Lil Durk with his mom, visiting his dad Dontay Banks when he was locked up. Image Credit: Reddit

Additionally, Mr. Durk also claimed that under the new Chicago statute, he would be let free in a few years.

Also, the rapper went on to say that his father was not caught with d*ugs but rather was locked up because Bank didn’t inform Larry Hoover.

What Are The Reasons Behind Dontay Banks’s Eldest Son DThang Death?

Well! The famous rapper Dontay Banks Jr known by his stage name DThang didn’t have the same commercial success as Lil Durk, but he was devoted to his profession, and his fans also adored his songs.

American rapper Late DThang Passed Away at 36. Image Credit: chicago.suntimes.com

According to some media reports, DThang was shot and died outside a nightclub at 7900 South Loop in Chicago. At the only age of 32, he died tragically.

As per the inquiry, witnesses claimed that he died on the spot. Nevertheless, no sufficient evidence against the shooters has been found, and the police are also investigating the case.

Other well-known rappers and artists have acknowledged his sad demise.

Chicago rapper Lil Durk’s brother, DThang killed outside Harvey club in a shooting that also wounded a police officer. image Credit:  chicago.suntimes.com

In addition to this, Durk was also Charged with Assault For Shootout At Atlanta Mall, and the shooting left four people injured, including a young boy caught by a stray bullet.

Is Dontay’s Son DThang Was Married At The Time Of His Death? If Yes! Then, Who Is His Wife?

Yes, the late entrepreneur from Chicago, Illinois Dthang was a married man at the time of his death with two children, although he has never publicized anything about his wife.

However, if we know anything new about his wife in the future, we will surely keep updated.

American Late rapper DThang’s pic with his wife. Image Credit: Instagram

Regardless, Mr. Dthang updates photos of his son and daughter on his official Instagram account. Moreover, he had made great efforts to provide his children with a healthy and secure home.

Apart, a father with a tragic history is trying everything to provide a good upbringing for his kids until his death.

Lil Durk had been married before, but to whom had the rapper been married?

We already know where Lil is in his work life and where he is going.

However, if you look at his past life, you’ll go to notice that he has had numerous women in his life.

Lil Durk with his ex-wife and their kids. Image Credit: News Unzip

Furthermore, Nicole Covone and the composer first started dating in 2008-2013 and Dej Loaf for two years, from 2014 to 2016. To date, he dated many other women after Dej, but their identities and personal information are still kept behind the curtain.

From an investigation, we get that Durk proposed to India Royale, whom he had dated for a while, in 2018. Also, there is information that the pair later married in a secret ceremony.

Lil Durk: Father Of Six Sons and Daughters

Not to mention, In Durk’s life, the artist dated several women, some of whom he had children with. Reportedly, Lil is the father of six children.

In 2008, the singer began dating Nicole, and three years later, the two welcomed Angelo Banks into their family, and his other kid, Bella Banks, made her debut in 2013.

Lil Durk with his six kids. Image Credit: BCK Online

Soon, they parted their ways, and only a few months later, Zayden Banks was born. Likewise, Du’mier and Skyler Banks were born in the year 2014. In contrast, Tameka Kute is Skyler’s mother.

On the other side, their moms are still unknown to the rest of the world. Additionally, Lil and Royale welcomed Willow Banks, their first child, in 2018.


The famous stage performer, Lil, has been involved in several different controversies over the years: he was involved in a rivalry between Chief Keef and Lil Jojo, the feud didn’t end well, and Lil Jojo got shot in the head.

The rapper has gotten into legal trouble and has paid compensation but has not served jail time yet.

OTF Nanu shot to death; McArthur Swindle, cousin of Lil Durk, Killed on 87th. Image Credit:  ABC Chicago

Similarly, his cousin, rapper McArthur OTF Nunu Swindle, was murdered on May 31, 2014. In the same way, on March 27, 2015, his friend and manager Uchenna OTF Chini Dolla Agina was also shot dead.

On November 6, 2020, the artist’s close friend King Von got murdered in Atlanta.

Millions Of Net Worth

Mr. Dontay Banks has not been involved in any professional work until now. Nonetheless, his son Lil Durk, an American rapper, is one of the most well-known and appreciated rappers on the planet.

As per some online sources, he has a net value of $3.5 million.

Besides, he has six studio albums to his credit, all of which have been tremendous hits. Every time the star appears, his musical venues are nearly sold out.

As a result, the musician deposits a sizable sum of money from tours and performances into his accounts. Nevertheless, the vocalist earns over $100,000 a year from his enterprises and tours.

Dontay’s son Lil Durk shows his accessories. Image Credit: Pinterest 

Furthermore, Lil has received a Gold rating by the Recording Industry Association of America as he has sold more than 500K individual units.

Also, the artist got nominated for the Grammys 2020 for the song Laugh now Cry Later, which he made in collaboration with Drake.

Through his popular videos, Durk gained attention for his abilities. Even the entertainer had not received any formal instruction and had only practiced by watching films on television.

Also, the guy had to go through many hoops because he was affiliated with acts that eventually didn’t sign him, which contributed to the development of his brand and label.

Lil Durk’s mansion. Image Credit: YouTube

Meanwhile, his other son Dthang had accumulated significant wealth in the music industry. Before he died, the late rapper had amassed almost $800 thousand a net value.

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