Born Sean Paul Ryan Francis Henriques. Sean Paul has a multiracial background. He states that "My heritage is mixed up. My mother's mother was born in Coventry, England, but the rest of my grandparents were born in Jamaica. My mother's father is Chinese and my father's father is mixed with white and Portuguese. My father's mother is mixed with black and white." This includes Sephardic Jewish heritage. Both his parents are Jamaican natives. His nicknames include "Movin Easy", "City Kitty Controller", "S Peezy", "Di gal dem overall". Sean Paul's voice and style of singing is often compared to Jamaican 1990s dancehall sensation Super Cat.