Updated: 08/03/2017 03:17 PM | First Published: 07/16/2017 02:22 PM

Rico Nasty

Rico Nasty is sitting on a pink chair, holding a pink box, wearing a pink wig. She is also holding a few hundred-dollar bills on her hand.

Rico Nasty, a.k.a. Taco Bella is an up and coming rapper, who rose to prominence after releasing her singleĀ iCarly in August 2016. She has since released a few more singles which has made her one of the most popular artists from the DMV.

Rico Nasty early life

Rico Nasty was born on 7 May, 1997 in New York to a black father and a Puerto Rican mother. She was raised solely by her mother.

An old picture of Rico Nasty and her mother. Young Rico Nasty is wearing a yellow hoodie and is sitting on the lap of her mother.

Her childhood was not quite smooth. She had to move around different states like Washington D.C., Virginia and Maryland. She went to a boarding school in Baltimore after being expelled from her high school for smoking weed when she was in ninth grade.

Rico Nasty got pregnant at 18

Rico Nasty was in a relationship with a guy named Brandon and got pregnant with this best friend-turned-boyfriend when she was 18. Life then became tough for her after she realized that she was expecting. The situation got even worse when she lost her boyfriend. He was an asthma patient and a lean addict.

Rico Nasty's baby is sleeping. He is wrapped in a white blanket with blue and pink stripes and he is wearing a blue beanie.

Rico Nasty’s boyfriend could not be there when their son Cameron arrived. The baby was born on 24 November 2015. Rico Nasty is really happy and grateful that Cam is in her life.

She said during an interview with DJ Smallz Eyes 2, “…after I had my son, it made me a go-getter like I got a job and then you know I’m saying I’m working and…I don’t ask my never ask my mom no money for my son or my dad nothing like I just made sure that whatever I could do I did because that’s the point of being a mother like you just love unconditionally. It threw me off guard but once he was there I was like he’s so amazing like I wouldn’t trade this for the world, this is beautiful.”

Rico Nasty's son is sitting on a couch, eating fries. On his side, there's a pair of slip-ons, a pokeball and a colorful book

She also shared that she got her nickname Taco Bella while she was pregnant as she craved a lot of nachos and quesadilla from Taco Bell. She even calls her baby by food names like little nugget, chicken nugget, little burrito, etc.

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Rico Nasty’s rise as a rapper

Rico Nasty grew up listening to Beyonce, Jay-Z, Bob Marly, Floetry, Jill Scott and Nas. She dropped her first single in 2014, when she was in tenth grade but waited to finish her college before beginning a full-time career as a rapper.

Rico Nasty is performing live. She is holding a mic with her right hand and is moving her left hand. She is wearing a black tube and her full-arm tattoos are visible.

She started getting in the hip-hop scene last year as she released four singles back to back. Her first comeback single, iCarly, which she released on 4 August 2016, received a lot of love from the listeners. Her other singles like Sugar Trap, #ChoppaInTheTrunk and Hey Arnold were also loved by many. In 2017, she has released several audios and music videos for Glo Bottles, Poppin, and Block List.

Although all of her songs have been hit, iCarly remains the most popular song by Rico Nasty. Its official video on YouTube has more than 1.5 million views and counting.

Rico Nasty has got a supportive boyfriend

Rico Nasty and her boyfriend are taking a mirror selfie. Rico Nasty is holding her iPhone with one hand and is touching her boyfriend's cheek with the other hand.

Since her boyfriend passed away in early 2015, Rico Nasty had taken care of the baby all by herself. But now, she has a loving partner to help her. Her current boyfriend is also her manager.

Name Rico Nasty
Birth Name Maria
Profession Rapper
Gender Female
Birthday May 07, 1997
Age 23 Years Old
Star Sign Taurus
Nationality American
Place of Birth New York, United States
Marital Status In Relationship
Children Cameron
Best Known For iCarly