Ja’syiah Ka’Daryl McLaughlin was born on August 5 at 10:59 a.m. to Laquana Platt of Liberty County and Daryl McLaughlin of Red Springs, N.C. He was born at Liberty Regional Medical Center and weighed 5 pounds, 8 ounces and measured 17 inches. His maternal grandmother is Thersa Platt of Liberty County. His paternal grandfather is John Kelly of Liberty County. He is welcomed by his sister, Nazyah Ayanna McLaughlin.