Peter Pankey is an American actor best known by his stage name Peter Gunz. He was born in Idaho, USA. One of Peter's best hits as a duo was a single Deja Vu (Uptown Baby). Moreover, he has appeared in many reality shows like Son of a Gun alongside Nick Cannon and Love & Hip Hop.
Apart from Lord Tariq, Gunz has also collaborated with high-profile singers like Mariah Carey. He along with Mariah released a single My All in the year 1998 which sold over a million copies and was a certified Platinum. Moreover, Gunz's other work as a solo rap artist is Othello.
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Here we are going to share with you the rapper's music career, achievements, girlfriend, and children.
Peter started his career out as a rapper in the music industry in the 90's. However, it was not until 1996, he joined paths with friend Sean ' Lord Tariq' Hamilton, a.k.a. Lord Tariq, and created duo Lord Tariq and Peter Gunz. Together, the pair released numerous singles and albums like Make It Reign and Deja Vu (Uptown Baby).
Deja Vu (Uptown Baby) is certainly his most popular song. However, the release of the song was not so smooth. After the release of the single, King of Hip-hop, P Diddy tried to blacklist the song claiming that the song was copied from the Lox's If You Want It as both the songs had similar beats. However, it was not the case as the song was pre-recorded and had been stacked up for years before its release.
After collaborating with many singers, he decided to go solo but that did not work for him. He recorded a solo album under the name Othello but the song was never released.
After the incident, his career went downhill, and he was broke at one point. So, to make a living, he started appearing on TV shows like Son of a Gun and Love & Hip Hop.
The first public relationship of Peter Gunz was with reality TV contestant Tara Wallace. The two had an almost perfect correlation. They started dating in 2000, and from their relationship, they have three children Jamison, Jaz and Gunner Ethan. However, they separated after being together for 13 years. The reason behind their split was claimed to be Gunz's infidelity. He reportedly was in a relationship with a German singer, Amina Buddafly.
Peter Gunz and ex-girlfriend Tara Wallace
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The split was quite sad as Gunz himself said that Tara was perfect, but he was the one with all the problems.
After his split with Tara, he got married to the German singer whom he worked with and also released a song together in the same year. They also have two children together, Cory Gunz and Bronx Gun. His son Cory was previously signed to Cash Money and was also seen in Lil Wayne's song 6 Foot 7 Foot.
Peter and Amina's song Never Gonna Be Alone
Despite all the hassle Gunz has to go through to get married to Amina, the duo got divorced after a year in 2014.
Hopefully, the rapper will catch up, and we will get to hear some new songs from him.