Ineitha Lynette Hardaway and Herneitha Rochelle Hardaway Richardson are a duo who got popular as American conservative political commentators. Lynette and Rochelle who goes by their middle name are better known as ‘Diamond and Silk’ and are known for their undying support of the Republican leader Donald Trump.
The duo had made headlines for different, mostly controversial issues tied to their political views. Primarily they rose to popularity in 2016, during the presidential campaign for Donald Trump.
They had been the center of controversies like the issue regarding Facebook blocking and censoring their official page and also the issues regarding their questioning about the legitimacy of details about COVID -19.
The news about the death of Ineitha Lynette Hardaway, the Diamond in ‘Diamonds and Silk’ was announced by former president Donald Trump through Truth Social, the social media platform created by Trump Media & Technology Group.
Even though the news confirms the death of the political commentator, the exact cause of her demise or any such details were shared by Trump through his post.
In the message posted by Trump, it said that “her big and precious heart just plain gave out.” The message says that her death was unexpected as she was out of hospital after her treatment and had been doing well lately. Ineitha Lynette Hardaway was diagnosed with COVID -19 and was admitted to a hospital in November 2022.
After the news about the earth of Ineitha Lynette Hardaway aka Diamond had been shared by Trump, thousands posted their condolence messages and offered their love and prayer for her surviving family members. She was 51 years old when she passed away.
Who Is Ineitha Lynette Hardaway?
Ineitha Lynette Hardaway was an American conservative political commentator, who gained popularity for her support for the Republican leader, Donal Trump. Ineitha Lynette Hardaway was born in 1971 in Fayetteville. She and her sister Rochelle gave rise to the famous duo ‘Diamond & Silk.’.
While she came to be known as Diamond, her elder sister became Silk in the duo. They also have three more siblings. They were the daughters of Freeman Hardaway and Betty Willis Hardaway, who used to sell wreaths that they claimed could keep away witchcraft and substances like purported weight loss cures.
Even though she was such a popular personality, there had been no information or hints about any of her relationships at the moment. Ineitha Lynette Hardaway has never spoken anything about her personal relationships or relationship status publicly.
Being such a popular media personality and public figure, Ineitha Lynette Hardaway is reported to have a net worth of $500,000 and chances are that the number can be more than that now. The major source of her income is said to be her career as a television personality. The duo has also earned quite some money for their campaign programs in support of Donald Trump.
Ineitha Lynette Hardaway – Rise To Popularity And Controversies
Ineitha Lynette Hardaway and her sister rose to popularity through their political views which they shared through their YouTube channel. Before offering their support to Republicans, the duo was registered as Democrats in 2012.
During the initial days, they used their YouTube channel to do videos regarding topics and issues like Black Lives Matter and also the story of Sandra Bland. Even though their initial videos received a decent number of views, their channel picked up after they started to feature videos that supported Donald Trump.
Even though the sister duo was not officially affiliated with the election campaign for Donald Trump, they expressed their support through social media platforms and promoted him in all ways they could.
Being former Democrats who now supported the Republicans, they were welcomed by almost all Republicans and their subscriber count for the YouTube channel was on a constant rise.
The duo even started a ‘Ditch and Switch’ campaign where they encouraged people who supported Democrats to withdraw their support and join the Republicans. The duo became very popular and even appeared along with Donald Trump in 2016 at the ‘Stump for Trump Girls’ ay Raleigh, North Carolina.
Ineitha Lynette Hardaway and her sister had a very close association with the Fox Network. They made regular appearances on some of the shows of Fox Network like Hannity, Fox News Sunday, Fox & Friends, and so on. Later, Ineitha Lynette Hardaway and her sister even had a show on the online streaming service of Fox News, Fox Nation.
As the duo had been already popular at a national level, their show also attracted a lot of audience. In their shows, it can be easily noted that Ineitha Lynette Hardaway was the much more active and talkative one while her sister is typically the one who just expresses her agreement with her sister’s arguments and statements.
Even though they were in close association with Fox News, the duo was eventually terminated from the media house due to their statements regarding the data and statistics of COVID -19. The duo questioned the legitimacy of the information and even went on to argue that the numbers had been inflated just to picture The failure of Donald Trump as the president.
Recently, in 2018, the duo again made headlines for a feud between them and the social media platform Facebook. The dispute started allegedly after Facebook shut down its official page, deeming it “unsafe to the community.”
They also added that the message sent by Facebook included the message that their decision was final and that it was not appealable in any way. They accused Facebook of bias censorship and discrimination.
Ineitha Lynette Hardaway or better known as the Diamond and her sister were criticized by many, including activist Bree Newsome. She claimed that the duo’s image and also their presentations were deeply based on the stereotypical image of Black Women.
According to political commentator Keith Boykin, people – especially Republicans listened and supported the sister duo because they only listened to people who reaffirmed their narrow mindset about Black people and also about the way in which black people perceived white people.