Rico Nasty is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter best known for singles like “Smack a Bitch” and “Poppin.” She was born on May 07, 1997, in Washington, D.C., United States. Rico’s parents named her Maria-Cecilia Simone Kelly. Yet, she is popularly known by her stage name, ‘Rico Nasty.’ She has released 1 studio album, 6 mixtapes, 1 extended play, 76 singles (36 featuring her), 45 music videos, and 1 promotional single in her rapping career. She has been a part of this music industry since 2014.
Rico Nasty’s net worth is around $2 million as of 2022.
Rico Nasty’s Early Life
Maria-Cecilia Simone Kelly was born on May 07, 1997, in Washington, D.C., United States. She is an only child to her parents. Her Puerto-Rican mother and African-American father raised her. Nasty’s father was also a rapper who introduced her to rapping when she was young. She grew up in different places, including Maryland, New York, Prince George’s County, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. At the age of 11, Nasty moved to Palmer Park, Maryland, with her mother. She attended Baltimore Boarding School in the 6th grade but was expelled for consuming marijuana at the age of 14. Nasty was sent to Charles Herbert High School, Prince George’s County. She started her music career here. It was the same year her parents divorced, and her father received imprisonment.
Rico Nasty Career
Rico Nasty joined the music industry and started rapping in high school. She released her first mixtape ‘Summer’s Eve’ in tenth grade at Charles Herbert High School in 2014.
After graduating in 2016, Rico Nasty started focusing on her rapping career and released two mixtapes ‘The Rico Story’ and ‘Sugar Trap.’ She released two more singles in 2016: ‘ iCarly’ and ‘Hey Arnold.’ Her single ‘iCarly’ received 500k+ views on YouTube in a month, and the ‘Hey Arnold’ remix later featured Lil Yachty. In 2017, the duo worked together on another single ‘Mamacita,’ the soundtrack of “The Fate of the Furious: The Album.”
Rico Nasty released her fourth mixtape titled ‘Tales of Tacobella’ in May 2017. According to Kyann-Sian Williams of NME, ‘Tales of Tacobella’ is an otherworldly and synth-heavy mixtape that shows her rapping abilities. She released her single ‘Poppin’ in June 2017. Poppin received around 5 million views on YouTube and has been featured on the Home Box Office (HBO) television series called ‘Insecure.’
In October 2017, Nasty released her fifth mixtape, ‘ Sugar Trap 2’ featuring Famous Dex. Rolling Stone listed Sugar Trap 2 as one of the best Rap Albums of 2017. Nasty commenced the Sugar Trap tour in late 2017.
In early 2018, her singles ‘Smack a Bitch’, ‘Poppin’ and ‘Key Lime OG’ exceeded 10 million views on YouTube and made her rise to prominence. Two of her former songs became popular after being used in videos on TikTok. The Fader’s list of “The 100 Best Songs of 2018” ranked ‘Smack a Bitch’ at no.2. In June 2018, Nasty signed a record deal with ‘Atlantic Records’ and released her sixth mixtape with the major-label debut titled “Nasty.” The mixtape gained success and has been listed on critics’ list of many platforms, including Rolling stone, Pitchfork, Noisey, Stereogum, Fact, Spin, and many others.
Paper, Highsnobiety, and Pitchfork ranked her tracks ‘Bitch I’m Nasty,’ ‘Countin’ Up,’ and ‘Raged’ on the list of the ‘Best Songs of 2018.’ In late July, Rico Nasty commenced The Nasty Tour across North America. She performed at 27 locations for six weeks, and the tour ended in early September.
Nasty released her single “Roof” in January 2019, followed by “Guap (LaLaLa) in December 2019. Her other singles from 2019 include “Sandy,” “Party Goin Dumbm,” “Big Dick Energy,” “Hit That,” and “Wanna Do.”
In April 2019, Rico Nasty and producer Kenny Beats collaborated and issued a surprise release of a mixtape called “Anger Management.” The mixtape was praised and published on various magazine critic lists including Billboard, Rolling Stone, Complex, Noisey, Stereogum, NME, and Crack. “Anger Management” is the most successful and appraised mixtape of Rico Nasty.
Rico Nasty performed for the first time on the stage of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in April 2019. Her “Live in Europe” tour started in late May and ended in mid-July 2019. XXL announced in June 2019 that Rico Nasty is a part of their “XXL Freshman Class of 2019”. Nasty participated in New York Fashion Week and released her single “Fashion Week” in September 2019. Later in October, she also performed at Rolling Loud in New York.
Nasty released her original song “My Little Alien” in May 2020. Her song “My Little Alien” is the soundtrack of the 2020 film “Scoob!.” In June 2022, “The recording Industry Association of America” certified her single “Smack a Bitch” Gold for selling more than 500,000 copies in the United States. Her single “Dirty” was released in June 2020. Dirty was the original soundtrack of the HBO television series called ‘Insecure.’
In August 2020, Nasty, alongside Kali Uchis, appeared on the lead single “Aqui Yo Mando” from Uchis’ second studio album “Sin Miedo (del Amor y Otros Demonios).” She released the lead single of her debut album Nightmare Vacation entitled “iPhone” on August 13, 2020. She also revealed her collaboration on a new makeup line with makeup brand ‘II Makiage’ on the same day.
In September 2020, Rico Nasty created the front cover for British Music Magazine ‘NME.’ Her second single, “Own It,” from her album ‘Nightmare Vacation’ was released on September 17, 2020. Nasty served as an ambassador for Rihanna’s lingerie brand called Savage X Fenty. After a while, she was occupied with a social media campaign with the Children’s TV mascot ‘Hip Hop Harry.’ Atlantic records help her encourage the public to vote in the United States presidential elections. Her third single of the album Nightmare Vacation, called “Don’t Like Me,” was released in the same month featuring Don Toliver and Gucci Mane.
In November 2020, Nasty released her fourth single from the album “OHFR?.” The album “Nightmare Vacation” was officially released on December 04, 2020, and the tracklist was released a little earlier on December 01, 2020. She completed the album with her last and fifth release of a single called “STFU.” Nasty performed “OHFR?” and made her TV debut on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in January 2021.
Rico Nasty revealed her most-awaited seventh mixtape titled “Rx” on May 29, 2021. She released her sophomore studio album, “Las Ruinas,” on July 22, 2020.
Rico Nasty Net Worth
As of 2022, Rico Nasty has an estimated net worth of $2 million. She is one of the most famous rappers and the richest celebrities in America, and she is known as a rising talent. She owns a very beautiful house in Maryland.
Look at Rico Nasty’s last five years’ net worth record.
|Net Worth in 2022||$2.0 Million|
|Net Worth in 2021||$1.9 Million|
|Net Worth in 2020||$1.8 Million|
|Net Worth in 2019||$1.7 Million|
|Net Worth in 2018||$1.6 Million|
|Net Worth in 2017||$1.5 Million|
Rico Nasty Annual Income
Rico Nasty makes an annual salary of around $100k.
Rico Nasty Monthly Income
Rico Nasty earns approximately $10k every month.
Rico Nasty Income Source
Now if we look into her source of income, Rico Nasty has earned most of her wealth from her rapping career. Besides being a famous rapper, she is also a popular social media influencer. 833.3K people follow her on her official Twitter account. Additionally, Nasty posts her videos on her YouTube account with 616k subscribers. She has also earned through other sources like selling albums, streaming live concerts and events, tour shows, and brand endorsement.
Rico Nasty is an American rapper popular for her singles like “Smack a Bitch”, “Poppin,” and “Key Lime OG.” She was born on May 07, 1997, in Washington, US. Nasty is also a singer and songwriter. She started her music career in 2016. Rico Nasty net worth is $2 million, with an annual income of around $100k and a monthly income of almost $10k. She has earned most of her wealth from her rapping career. Her huge social media fan following on YouTube, music sponsorships, live streaming and tours, and brand endorsements add to her wealth. Nasty’s single “Smack a Bitch” is Gold certified by the Recording Industry Association of America. She currently lives in Washington, D.C., U.S.