Terry Lee Flenory’s biography: who is Big Meech’s brother?

Terry Lee Flenory’s biography: who is Big Meech’s brother?

The name Southwest T is not new to many people. It is the moniker Terry Lee Flenory uses. Terry is best known as the co-founder of the Black Mafia Family (BMF). He co-founded BMF with his biological brother, Demetrius Flenory Sr. The activities the Flenory brothers engaged in landed them in prison.

Terry Lee Flenory
Photo: Flenory posing for pictures outdoors. Photo: @southwest263 (modified by author)
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Terry Lee Flenory co-established Black Mafia Family with his brother Demetrius Flenory Sr., alias Big Meech, in 1985. The organisation was involved in money laundering and trafficking of illegal substances.

Profile summary

Full nameTerry Lee Flenory
NicknameSouthwest T
Date of birth 10th January 1970
Age53 years old (as of 2023)
Place of birthDetroit, Michigan, United States of America
Current residenceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America
Zodiac signCapricorn
Height5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight220lb (100kg)
Hair colourBlack
Eye colour Dark brown
Relationship status In a relationship
PartnerTonesa Welch
Known children1
Father Charles
ProfessionBusinessman and music executive
Southwest T's Instagram@southwest263

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Who is Terry Lee Flenory?

Terry Lee Flenory, alias Southwest T, is an American businessman and music executive. He is the co-founder of Black Mafia Family (BMF) and BMF Entertainment. The latter is a music label, while BMF is an organisation known for illegal activities.

How old is Terry Flenory?

Terry Lee Flenory's age is 53 years as of 2023. He was born on 10th January 1970, and his zodiac sign is Capricorn.

Where does Terry Flenory come from?

The record label co-founder was born in Detroit, Michigan, United States of America. His nationality is American, and his ethnicity is African-American.

Who are Terry Lee Flenory’s parents?

Terry Lee Flenory’s father is Charles, while his mother is Lucille. He was raised alongside two siblings: a brother, Demetrius Edward Flenory Sr., and a sister, Nicole.

Demetrius is best known by his nickname Big Meech. Nicole was born in 1974 in Dartmouth, Detroit.

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Why is Terry Lee Flenory famous?

Southwest T and his brother Big Meech are well known for money laundering and trafficking illegal substances across the United States of America.

The Flenory brothers started trafficking substances while in high school. The two boys were initially known as the 50 Boyz.

They co-founded Black Mafia Family (BMF), a Detroit-based substance trafficking and money laundering organisation, in 1985.

The Flenory brothers expanded their illegal trade networks to other states. By 2000, the brothers had established a large organisation overseeing multi-kilogram distribution sales of illegal and addictive substances in multiple American states. At its peak, BMF had over 500 employees.

The brothers also own a music label called BMF Entertainment. They started the music business in the early 2000s and used it as a front organisation to launder money from the sale of illegal substances and to legitimise their business.

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BMF Entertainment was also established to promote the growth of hip-hop music. It was a legit talent promotion agency that handled many high-profile artists, including Trina, Diddy, Jay-Z, T.I., Young Jeezy, and Fabolous.

Southwest T also owns an apparel line known as Southwest Black Magic.

Did Big Meech and Terry fall out?

In 2003, the Flenory brothers feuded and went separate ways. Southwest T relocated to Los Angeles to head his organisation, while Big Meech remained in Atlanta.

During this period, Big Meech expressed worry that his brother's partying and flamboyant lifestyle would unearth their illegal operations.

Eventually, the brothers were arrested and pleaded guilty to running a criminal enterprise. In 2008, Southwest T and Big Meech were sentenced to 30 years in prison each.

What is Terry Flenory’s net worth?

Although it is apparent that the businessman is wealthy, there are no official records of his net worth. Big Meech's net worth is $500k. His wealth is largely attributed to his music business, apparel sales, and the sale of illegal substances.

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Who is Terry Lee Flenory's wife?

There are no indications that Big Meech’s brother is married. However, he has been in a long-term relationship with Tonesa Welch, a prison reform advocate and life coach.

Who is Terry Lee Flenory's son?

Terry from BMF has one known child, a son named Terry Lee Flenory Jr.

When was Terry Flenory Jr born?

Jr was born on 1st November 1989. He is 33 years old as of July 2023, and his Zodiac sign is Scorpio.

Terry Lee Flenory Jr's mother is Rhonda Major. It remains unclear whether Southwest T has other children.

Terry Lee Jr is the cousin of Demetrius Flenory Jr, alias Lil Meech. Demetrius Flenory Jr's mother is Tara, and his father is Big Meech.

Lil Meech is an actor and rapper best known for portraying his father, Big Meech, in 50 Cent's BMF series adaptation. Actor Da’Vinchi portrayed the character of Southwest T.

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Is Lamar a real character in BMF? Yes, Lamar from the BMF series is a character based on a Detroit gangster named Layton Simon.

When did Terry Flenory pass away?

Contrary to the online speculations that Southwest T died, he is still alive. He is active on Instagram, where he shares his pictures with family members, friends, and colleagues.

Did Terry Flenory survive?

Southwest T survived a shooting in October 2021 when he was shot by unidentified people. He was allegedly shot in the eye during a fight with a rival gang in Detroit, Michigan, United States of America.

Where is Terry Lee Flenory now?

Southwest T is currently under home confinement. Initially, he was sentenced to 30 years in prison.

However, he was released on 5th May 2020 before serving his full term due to the increased spread of Coronavirus in American prisons.

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He is an offender under home confinement, meaning he spends most hours of the day in a specific home. He can only leave the premises under the stated exceptions for food shopping, school, work, medical treatment, or religious services.

His brother, Big Meech, is still completing his term in prison.

What is Terry Lee Flenory doing now?

Southwest T spends time with family and friends under home confinement. He often meets up with hip-hop artists and promotes music.

What happened to Big Meech's sister?

Unlike her brothers, Nicole Flenory stayed out of the limelight. She kept her distance from BMF and was not involved in the organisation's activities.

Today, she is a family woman based in Lincoln Park, Michigan, with her family. One of her children, Dillan Steele, is a rapper. Laila Pruitt played the role of Nicole in the BMF series.

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How tall is Terry Flenory?

Southwest T is 5 ft 8 in or 173 cm tall. He weighs approximately 220lb or 100 kg and has black hair and dark brown eyes.


  • Southwest T believes surrounding oneself with positive people is crucial for a happy life.
  • He is actively involved in youth mentorship.
  • He is good friends with rapper 50 Cent.

Terry Lee Flenory rose to prominence as one of the founders of the Black Mafia Family. He is currently serving the remaining part of his 30-year sentence under home confinement.

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