Who is Playboi Carti?
Playboi Carti is an American songwriter, rapper, and model with three mixtapes to his name and a studio album.
Playboi Carti Early Life, Family, and Education Background
Carti was born as Jordan Terrell Carter on 13 September 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia USA under the Virgo Zodiac. His parents moved to Riverdale, Georgia after his birth and this is where he was raised. Playboi was enrolled at North Springs Charter in Sandy Springs, Georgia for his high school education, but was known to skip school on a regular basis to pursue his interest in music. Playboi also played basketball before he quit in order to give more focus to music.
When it comes to his family, he is quite a secretive person who does not disclose information about them. It is not known whether Carti has any siblings or who his parents are. However, he has confessed that he grew up in a family that could not afford luxuries besides their basic needs. According to his confession, he did not have many clothes back when he was growing up, as his parents could not afford to buy them.
Playboi Carti Professional Career
When Playboi was growing up, he loved listening to various artists including Michael Jackson, Prince, and Gucci Mane, and started rapping while still in high school. He had chosen to use Sir Carter as his stage name, and in 2012 his mixtape, “Young Misfit” was released online introducing him to the music industry and helping him build a brand.
That same year, Carti came to the realization that he needed to take the necessary steps in order to grow his career, and after joining with rapper Father, he signed with Awful Records, an underground music label. It was around this time that he chose to use the name Playboi Carti as his moniker. He also deleted all his works from the web. Playboi collaborated with Maxo Kream and Dash, both of whom are American rappers too, and together they released two hit singles, “Feti” and “Broke Boi” on Soundcloud, which made Carti very popular with the young fans on the digital platform. In 2016, Carti and Father fell out and the former switched labels to “AWGE”, A$AP Mob’s label. Immediately after signing, Carti was featured in a hit single “Telephone Calls” which was from “Cozy Tapes Vol 1: Friends”, and was the first studio album composed by the A$AP Mob’s hip hop collective.
In April 2017, Playboi’s eponymous first mixtape was released, and reached number 12 on the US Billboard 200. It contained two singles, “Woke Up Like This” featuring Lil Uzi Vert and “Magnolia”, which eventually these scooped the 76th and 29th positions on Hot 100 respectively. The success of this mixtape motivated Carti to go on a number of tours with fellow noted rappers Dreezy and Gucci Mane, and within the year Carti released his eponymous mixtape, and was named among the ten “XXL’s 2017 Freshman Class”.
A$AP Mob featured Playboi on his single “Raf” which was from ”Cozy Tapes Vol. 2 Too Cozy”, his second studio album, which made it to sixth position on the Billboard 200 and climbed up to position four on the “Top R&B/ Hi-Hop Albums” Billboard. Carti was also featured on American songwriter and singer Lana Del Rey’s single “Summer Bummer”. This hit single ranked position two on the New Zealand Heatseekers chart as well as position 23 on US Hot 100 Singles. In May 2018, Playboi released “Die Lit” his first full-length album through Interscope and AWEG Records, in which are also featured Chief Keef, Lil Uzi Vert, Nicki Minaj, and Travis Scott among many others.
Playboi is also a model who is known for his impeccable fashion sense and style. He has undertaken a number of modeling assignments and even received credit from GQ as the ‘leader of a youth style’. His appearance, as well as personality, says a lot about Carti’s dressing which is clearly displayed in his stage persona – he normally goes for RAF Simons and Balmain brands. His fashion icon is Kanye West from whom he draws inspiration.
Playboi Carti Personal Life, Dating
There have been multiple controversies regarding Carti’s sexuality. One of the reasons why was a revelation that one of his girlfriends made a claim that Carti once had a thing for a fellow man who had undergone gender reconstruction.
Early in 2017, Carti was said to be dating Alexis Sky and although they tried keeping their relationship away from the prying public eye, it later became a public affair. The couple had a scuffle at the Los Angeles International Airport where Carti is said to have dragged Alexis by her hair forcing her out of the terminal which led to his arrest and charged with domestic battery of his then-girlfriend. Carti was released on a $20,000 bail the following day, but was ultimately found guilty. This was in July 2017 and the following month, Carti faced domestic abuse charges. The relationship did not survive all this, and they ended up going their separate ways. A number of weeks later in October 2017, Playboi got into a relationship with Blac Chyna, an entrepreneur, television personality and a model. Before the two became an item, Carti was in a very brief relationship with Ruby Rose who is the young model who accused him of being romantically involved with a man just before he started dating Chyna.
Playboi Carti – Net Worth
Playboi has made a fortune as a rapper, model, and also through uploading his music onto Soundcloud. Authoritative sources estimate that Carti’s net worth is over $9 million, which would seem likely to rise assuming he successfully continues his career, and stays out of trouble.