Rico Nasty is a popular American rapper best known for his hit songs “Hey Arnold” and “iCarly.” She took over the spotlight after Lil Yachty released a remix of her single, ‘Hey Arnold.’ When she released her album ‘Tales of Tacobella’ in 2017, her fame skyrocketed. The album, published under the label ‘Sugar Trap,’ went on to become a huge smash, giving Rico the success she desired. Rico, in addition to being a popular rapper, is also a social media sensation, with over 106,000 followers on her official Twitter profile. She also has a self-titled YouTube channel with over 86,000 followers. She also shares her music on YouTube.
Youth and Adolescence
Rico Nasty was born Maria Kelly in New York on May 7, 1997. She grew up in Maryland and was introduced to rap music at an early age because her father was a rapper. Her father rapidly taught her the nuances of rapping.
Rico grew up listening to Bob Marley, Beyoncé, JAY-Z, Nas, and Jill Scott, among others. She eventually became interested in music, but she never considered building a career out of it.
She moved to a new area with her mother when she was 11 years old and was forced to attend a boarding school in Baltimore. Her parents divorced when she was 13, which had a negative effect on her life. She started making songs when she was 15 years old. To relieve boredom, she began composing poetry and songs. She even published her first mixtape, ‘Summers Eve,’ while still a student.
She did not, however, take her writing and rapping abilities seriously until she was pregnant with her kid. After losing her boyfriend Brandon to asthma, Rico recognized that music could be her savior and a platform for her to raise her child without worry. She gave birth to her son Cameron at the age of 18, after which she chose to pursue music as a profession.
Rico Nasty’s Career
In 2016, she published her first single, ‘iCarly,’ which quickly went viral. She followed it up with another impressive song, ‘Hey Arnold,’ which was also well-received by music fans and critics. The song was later remixed by the well-known rapper Lil Yachty, boosting her fame.
‘Tales of Tacobella,’ her debut album, was published in 2017. The album was published under the label ‘Sugar Trap’ and became a huge smash, providing Rico with the success she desired. In the same year, she released another album, ‘Sugar Trap 2,’ which was well-received by both fans and reviewers. Among the album’s tracks are ‘Key Lime OG,’ ‘Rojo,’ and ‘Poppin.’
Rico Nasty is also a social media celebrity, with over 106,000 fans on Twitter. She also has a YouTube channel with the same name where she uploads her music videos. She also has a SoundCloud account where she posts her songs.
Rico’s official website offers clothing and merchandise. When she releases a new album, she also offers limited edition T-shirts and accessories.
Rica’s Private Affairs
Rico was involved with a man called Brandon. Unfortunately, she died of asthma before discovering she was expecting his child. Rico was depressed for a few months after her boyfriend died, but she eventually recovered with the aid of her child and music. She is presently in a relationship with her manager, Malik. Her partner is her favorite person to spend time with.
She also enjoys smoking marijuana and is a self-proclaimed pot user. Rico is a big anime fan. She aspires to have a large fan group in Japan, allowing her to relocate her base from the United States to the land of the rising sun.
She is a sports enthusiast who has previously practiced lacrosse and soccer. She was, in reality, the captain of her school’s soccer team.
She no longer participates in athletics and spends the majority of her time creating music.
She aims to make women feel more at ease with hip-hop through her music. She also wishes to inspire many female rappers and believes that comparing female and male rappers is illogical.
Estimated Net Worth
Rico Nasty is of Puerto Rican and African-American heritage. Her estimated net wealth is $2 million.