Antonia Wright

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Antonia Wright
Born Antonia Johnson
(1983-10-26) October 26, 1983 (age 33)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Other names Toya Carter, Toya Wright
Occupation Reality television personality, rapper, author, businesswoman
Years active 2009–present
  • Lil Wayne
    (m. 2004; div. 2006)
  • Mickey "Memphitz" Wright
    (m. 2011–16)
Children 1

Antonia "Toya" Wright (née Johnson previously Carter; born October 26, 1983) is an American reality television personality, rapper, businesswoman, and author still better known as Toya Carter. She is best known as the former wife of rapper Lil Wayne. Since their divorce, she has been raising their daughter, Reginae Carter. She wrote a book called Priceless Inspiration,[1] as well a memoir titled In My Own Words..My Real Reality,[2] owns boutique called G.A.R.B.,[3] in New Orleans, LA, and GARB Shoetique in Smyrna, GA,.[4] Wright starred in her own reality show on BET called Toya: A Family Affair[5] which consisted of 16 episodes of one season in 2011. On July 31, 2016, Wright's brothers, Rudy and Josh Johnson, were killed in a drive-by shooting in New Orleans.

Early life[edit]

Wright was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is the second child of Anita Johnson-Andrews and Walter Andrews.[6]

Relationship and marriage with Lil Wayne[edit]

At age 12, Toya and rapper Lil Wayne met when she was at a corner store and Wayne was standing outside in New Orleans, Louisiana. She became pregnant with their daughter at the age of 14. Lil Wayne was already signed to Cash Money Records as a burgeoning rapper. He ultimately chose to fully pursue his rap career with Cash Money Records in order to support his child. When she was 15 and Lil Wayne was 16, Wright gave birth to their daughter, Reginae "Nae" Carter, on November 29, 1998.[7] Years later, upon Lil Wayne achieving stardom, they were married on February 14, 2004. In January 2006, however, after almost two years of marriage, the couple separated, citing her inability to cope with his lifestyle, most specifically his career keeping him away from home for long periods of time. Despite being divorced, the two have remained good friends and continue to raise their daughter together.[8]

Personal life[edit]

In 2009, Wright and Tameka "Tiny" Harris from the R&B group Xscape (also wife of rapper T.I.) starred on a reality show on BET called Tiny and Toya.

On June 18, 2011, Toya Wright and Mickey "Memphitz" Wright were married in Atlanta. The wedding guest list included rapper Rasheeda, Tameka "Tiny" Harris, Kandi, Nivea, Lauren London, Monica Brown, and Tamar Braxton-Herbert.

In February 2015, Toya confirmed that she and Wright had separated after almost 4 years of marriage.[9] On July 31, 2016, Toya's brothers Josh and Rudy were gunned down in New Orleans while inside of their car.[10]


Year Title Role Notes
2009-2010 Tiny and Toya Herself Main Cast
2011 Toya: A Family Affair Herself Main Cast
2014 My Super Sweet 16 Herself Main Cast
2016 Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars Herself Main Cast


  1. ^ Toya Carter: BET Reality Star & Lil Wayne's Ex Wife To Release Memoir. BV on Books (2010-10-28). Retrieved on 2011-07-05.
  2. ^ Diaz, Evelyn. "It's War! Toya Blasts Tamar and She Claps Right Back". Retrieved 7 March 2017. 
  3. ^ Antonia "Toya" Carter Grand Opening of The GARB Boutique ~ itsarkeedah|Fashion.Lifestyle Blog. (2010-10-26). Retrieved on 2011-07-05.
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  5. ^ Toya Carter's Original Series ‘Toya: A Family Affair’ Premiering April 19 On BET. (2011-01-07). Retrieved on 2011-07-05.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-10-26. Retrieved 2016-01-13. 
  7. ^ "Lil Wayne Throws Daughter Reginae Carter Awesome Sweet Sixteen, Nicki Minaj Performs". Music Times. Retrieved 2015-07-20. 
  8. ^ Internet Archive Wayback Machine. (2008-08-22). Retrieved on 2011-07-05.
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-03-10. Retrieved 2015-03-06. 
  10. ^ "Toya Wright's brothers shot and killed". July 31, 2016. Retrieved September 12, 2016.