Who is Fat Nick?
Fat Nick was born on 6 September 1994, in the United States of America, and is a rapper, best known for initially finding popularity through sharing his music online. He earned fame through SoundCloud and Twitter, later joining the collaborative music group called Buffet Boys.
The Wealth of Fat Nick
How rich is Fat Nick? As of early-2019, sources estimate a net worth that is at $100,000, earned through a successful career in the music industry. He’s been featured in other artists’ music and was also famous on the social media app Vine before it shut down. As he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Fat Nick is of Greek and Cuban ancestry. He grew up in Miami and had quite a troubled childhood, and dropped out of high school due to numerous troubles in his personal life, especially at home. With the hardships and lack of financial support he was having, he turned to drugs, and started selling them to make ends meet. While he did earn a bit of income, he realized that this kind of activity was dangerous and that he didn’t want to spend his life like that.
He then realized that one of his big passions in life, one that he had since he was a child was music. He wanted to make his own music and decided that this age of online exposure would allow him a good platform to share his music, possibly finding a career in the industry. He made his various online accounts and swore to move away from a life of crime.
Fat Nick wasn’t alone when dropped out of school, he had a friend, Kevin Pouya whom he decided to follow as he looked up to him a lot, and didn’t have a lot of other friends. His friend became involved in the rapping scene, and started to make his own music, which allowed him to gain entry into the industry as well, and soon the two started releasing their own projects online. They eventually formed a duo called the Buffet Boys in which they would be joined by rappers Germ and Shake Well. While they continued to make music projects, they still didn’t gain much attention online or in the industry.
Wanting to make a breakthrough, Nick decided that he would try his hand at a solo career and release some music independently; he released the single entitled “Drop Em Off” which also featured his Buffet Boys crew members. They also launched an online show called “The Nick and Pouya Show” which started to gain attention due to their comedic content. Their YouTube channel steadily gained more subscribers and views, and eventually, they were noticed by SpaceGhostPurrp who is a record producer and rapper, best known for producing tracks for various high profile artists including Robb Banks, Wiz Khalifa, and ASAP Mob.
Music Breakthrough, Prison, and Return
With the help of a record producer, Fat Nick’s career got a boost, and he continued to post comedic content. They enjoyed making videos because of the creative control they had, often talking about current events or content that were mostly considered taboo. There was even a point at which they were more famous for their videos than their music.
Fat Nick’s path forward was stopped, however, as he got into a racial feud with a man, leading to a physical altercation in which he used a baseball bat to the man’s skull. He was arrested and charged with endangering another man’s life, and subsequently spent the next 11 years in jail, during which he lost around 75 pounds. Eventually, he started posting pictures online showcasing the vast change in his physical appearance, and his new friends from prison. After his release, he returned to music and started releasing singles once more – his first mixtape was released in 2015 entitled “Fat Camp”, following a year later by his first recorded LP entitled “When the Lean Runs Out”.
GOOD MORNING 😃☀️ pic.twitter.com/5OIt5FQxCj
— The Real Fat Nick (@_FatNick) December 2, 2018
For his personal life, not much is known about any of Fat Nick’s relationships, although he’s been involved with numerous women over the course of his career, including groupies and the like. He mentioned that his time in prison was particularly difficult as he had to spend a lot of time away from his family – he was very close to his grandparents, but his grandfather could not visit him as he was ill, but was visited a lot by his mother, sister and uncle.
In 2017, Kevin Pouya and Nick were accused of multiple sexual assaults, stemming from the report of a 22 year-old tattoo artist who went to the police after Pouya along with two of his entourage members allegedly sexually assaulted her. According to the reports, he along with his entourage started forcing themselves on her. After giving evidence to the police, she gained a lot of support from people from the internet. Other people started speaking out about their experiences with the Nick and Pouya duo, leading to a lot more controversy. A spokesperson denied all the allegations, though Pouya has been outspoken in several interviews about how he loves to have sex with his fans. Resolution of the case is unknown as of early 2019.