Aspiring rapper Apple Watts is fighting for her life in a California hospital after her car collided with a diesel truck and she was ejected through a window.
The former stripper, who was born Jontelle Watts, was driving from Los Angeles to Las Vegas on Wednesday, March 23, when her Mercedes collided with a truck near Interstate 15 in Baker, California.
The black Mercedes flipped several times and burst into flames, according to TMZ. Watts, 36, was ejected through a window and suffered "life-threatening" injuries.
She was airlifted to a hospital where she is in a surgical intensive care unit with a broken spine and fractured skull, among other internal injuries.
The mom-of-three is best known as a cast member in the 5th and 6th seasons of Love & Hip-Hop: Hollywood.
She is also an aspiring rapper and former stripper who appeared in music videos for Chris Brown, Future Hendrix, Ty Dolla $ign, and YG.
In Love & Hip-Hop: Hollywood, Watts opened up about her rough childhood and growing up in the foster care system in South Central Los Angeles. She never knew her father.
Watts started stripping at age 21. She complained that strip clubs in Hollywood were very biased towards Black strippers and they preferred to hire white or Mexican dancers.
Despite her many setbacks, Watts succeeded in a racist system that is set up for her to fail.
The reality star is a mother of two sons, Richard and Kali, and a daughter, Miyaki. She was involved in a romantic relationship with pro basketball player Ty Turtle.
Watts allegedly conceived daughter Miyaki using donor sperm. She was reportedly in a relationship with a woman at the time.
A woman who claimed to be Watt's cousin on Facebook, wrote:
"I'm very saddened by the news of my cousin. You know family is the first real friends you have in life... Cousin I'm praying for you!! I'm praying God keeps your sons covered."