Alvin Nathaniel Joiner is better known to the world as Xzibit.
The 47-year-old rapper, television host, and actor hails from Detroit, Michigan. He began rapping at 14 years old and, by his early 20s, had a growing following on the West Coast. This helped Xzibit score major features on albums from Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, and Nate Dogg.
By his third studio album, he was already a massive rap star, scoring hit singles like “X” and “Get Your Groove On” with Limp Bizkit. Xzibit quickly turned this into a career in acting and scored roles in The Breaks, The Wash, 8 Mile, the Country Bears, and The Eastsidaz.
While interest in his music began to stall, he forged a powerful relationship with MTV and scored a hosting gig on their hit show Pimp My Ride. The show helped increase his mainstream visibility and kept him in the spotlight.
This allowed him to land roles in even bigger films like Derailed, Hoodwinked, XXX: State of the Union, and Gridiron Gang. In recent years, he’s had roles on Empire and continues to release music, with an album called King Maker scheduled for release later this year.
Xzibit began dating a woman named Krista back in 2001. By 2014 the two made things official, and she became Mrs. Krista Joiner in a beautiful ceremony in Laguna Beach. The duo did not exchange rings and instead gifted each other diamond-encrusted Rolexes.
X admitted at the time that he never saw himself getting married but really wanted to prove that he could make a real commitment. “I had to do a LOT of growing up, and over time came the maturity I needed to be able to make a commitment stronger than anything that I have done in my life outside of being a father to my two beautiful sons.”
Xzibit and Krista share two children together. Their son Gatlyn is currently ten years old. Their other song Xavier sadly passed away in May 2008, only 11 days after being born prematurely. Xzibit had a third child named Tremaine from a previous relationship.
He admitted to having doubts right up until they were walking down the aisle. “I am worthy of being a husband, and she deserves the world and the security that comes from being a wife.”
Unfortunately, the pair were not able to make it last, and Krista recently filed for divorce in February of 2021. It is unclear why, but the couple has had their share of hurdles to overcome over the years. Xzibit was famously arrested the day following their wedding ceremony for driving under the influence.
He was found to have a blood alcohol level two times over the limit and was speeding his car. The rapper was sentenced to three years of probation. They also had to deal with the loss of their son Xavier which definitely put a strain on the couple.
Krista has not released a statement but seems to have already cleared her social media of images of her ex-husband. One of her most recent posts was a selfie with the caption “Change is so good.”
According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, Xzibit is currently valued at $500k. The rapper claims that MTV still owes him money from his time hosting Pimp My Ride. In an IG post, Xzibit claims he makes no money off the show now that it is streaming.
He also alleges that MTV promised him a percentage of merchandise sales but then excluded his name and likeness from all merch. They also went back and edited his songs out of the episodes so that he could not collect royalties.
According to X’s brother, he’s actually doing way better than reported and has been trying to stash money from his estranged wife so that she cannot pocket it in their divorce. X’s brother claims that Xzibit makes over $1 million a month off his cannabis business Brass Knuckles, and has $20 million in cash hidden from his wife.
He owns the business with Dr. Dre and reportedly has massive vaults where he stores his cash. According to TMZ, “Krista Joiner claims in new legal docs that Xzibit is making it seem like he’s fallen on tough times when in reality he’s got millions in cash.”
X claims that Krista has been dragging her feet on selling their house and has been living in it with her new boyfriend.