Facts of Danny Jones Penniman
|Full Name||Danny Jones Penniman|
|Birth Country||United States|
|Father Name||Little Richard|
|Father Profession||singer, pianist, and songwriter|
|Mother Name||Ernestine Campbell|
|Date of Birth||1971|
Danny Jones Penniman is an American singer and rapper mainly famous as the son of late American singer, pianist, and songwriter Richard Wayne Penniman, who is better known by his stage name, Little Richard.
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He is an adopted son of Little Richard and his then-wife Ernestine Campbell
Danny was adopted from a late church associate by his adoptive parents, Little Richard and Ernestine Campbell, when he was 14 years old.
His parents first met at an evangelical rally in October 1957 and began dating that year before tying the knot in July 1959.
However, their marriage only lasted for just four years.
Danny recalled his time with his father, Little Richard
Danny, during an interview with Rolling Stone back in 2020, recalled his time growing up with his adopted father.
According to Danny, when Richard had just retired from rock & roll and started going to church regularly, he met his biological mother, Creola Jones.
His mother and Richard became close while visiting church, and he eventually became a constant presence at the Jones' home, but it was about him being Richard but just a brother in Christ.
"He was very low-key and humble," he said.
After Danny's father sadly passed away in 1982, Danny became closer to Richard.
Danny said Richard always motivated him and encouraged him in whatever he was doing. He and his nine siblings resided in a poor neighborhood.
His mother didn't want him to end up being like his brothers and sisters, so he asked if Richard could take care of him, and he agreed.
After the adoption process, he moved in with Richard in a two-room suite. He lived with Richard for the next 36 months.
Danny started joining Richard on the road in the late 80s. Richard would make statements, and he would have it figured out, Danny said.
Danny recalled his father saying to him that he was not going out anymore after his final concert in 2013 because of his hip pain as a result of 2009's hip surgery.
He told him that his hip was bothering him and he was just not feeling it, and Danny said he was with him in his every decision.
Danny also said that religion was pivotal in his decision to withdraw from the world too.
He was always a Little Richard in character but, in private, a different person. He was always reading the bible in the hotel room.
His father said he was the first gay
Richard always acknowledged himself as gay.
He was the first performer ever to come out and say that he was gay and didn't mind telling the world that he was gay, but the world got mad at him at the time.
He wanted to tell the world that he was happy and wasn't ashamed because he had been gay his whole life.
"I am the originator, I think I was the first of them, too," he said.
Besides his marriage failure, he said the reason was his negligence and also his sexuality.
But both his then-wife Campbell and Audrey Robinson, with whom he was involved around 1956, denied his statement of being gay, but as per Richard, they didn't know because he was such a pumper in those days.
In 1982, while appearing on David Letterman's Show, he said he was no longer gay but was gay all his life and believed that he was the first gay person to come out, but God let him know that he made Adam be with Eve, not Steve so he gave his heart to Christ.
"I am the man for the first time in my life," he said. In 1984, he confessed to being an omnisexual.
In October 2017, he again denounced homosexuality.
He called homosexual and transgender identities unnatural affection that goes against the way God wants one to live.
His net worth is under review. As of now, we have the net worth of his father. His father, Little Richard, had a net worth of $40 million at the time of his death.
- He was born in 1971. He is currently 52 years old.