Rico Nasty

Maria-Cecilia Simone Kelly, known professionally as Rico Nasty, was born on May 7, 1997. Rico Nasty is an American rapper and singer who rose to prominence in 2018. Her hit singles, ‘Smack a Bitch’ and ‘Poppin,’ are responsible for her fame. Her spiky style and raspy delivery resonate well with many younger rap fans. Rico Nasty has said that female singers Joan Jett, Avril Lavigne, and Rihanna are her most significant influences in music. She is young, experimenting with many sounds, styles, and personas; these show her talent and depict her as a very promising musician. We’ll help you celebrate this talented entertainer right here.

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Maria-Cecilia Simone Kelly


TacoBella, Trap Lavigne

Birth date:

May 7, 1997



Zodiac Sign:



5' 4"

Relationship Status:


Net Worth:

$1 million

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Maria-Cecilia Simone Kelly, known professionally as Rico Nasty, is fast becoming a household name in rap music, and her unique rap style is becoming more popular. She has already won the hearts of millions and is poised to win more. Female rap is not as popular as male rap, but Rico Nasty has built a fine career for herself, and we may be witnessing the start of something great. Rico Nasty was born on May 7, 1997, in Largo, Washington D.C. Her zodiac sign is Taurus, and her ethnicity is part African-American and partly Puerto Rican.

Rico Nasty’s love for rap music began in high school when she listened to metal bands like Slipknot. When her parents divorced, it made her unsettled, and she became a troubled teenager. Rap was a way out of her emotional distress. She dropped her first mixtape, “Summer’s Eve,” at 17.

When Rico Nasty was 18, she fell pregnant and gave birth to her son Cameron. His arrival strengthened her resolve to utilize music to improve her life and pave the way for his future. After giving birth to Cameron, she dropped two singles in 2016, ‘iCarly,’ and the more successful ‘Hey Arnold.’ She also dropped two mixtapes, “The Rico Story” and “Sugar Trap,” the same year. By the end of 2016, her hard work had paid off, and she was getting noticed. In 2017, she teamed up with Lil Yachty to produce a song for the soundtrack of a “Fast and Furious” sequel, “The Fate of the Furious.”

Career timeline

Her First Mixtape

Rico Nasty starts rapping and drops her first mixtape, "Summer's Eve.”

She Drops Two Mixtapes

After leaving high school, Rico Nasty focuses on her music career and drops two mixtapes titled "The Rico Story" and "Sugar Trap.”

She Releases a Song for a Movie

Rico Nasty teams up with Lil Yachty to release ‘Mamacita,’ a song for the "Fate of the Furious" soundtrack.

She Releases Her Debut Album

Rico Nasty releases " Nightmare Vacation,” which features many top artists.

Why We Love Rico Nasty

  1. She isn’t afraid to express angst

    With hit songs like ‘Smack A Bitch’ and ‘Rage,’ it’s no secret that Rico Nasty makes plenty of music that’s seemingly made to be screamed. Angst is a natural feeling, and Rico Nasty wholeheartedly embraces it with her work, showing that we don’t have to shy away from expressing anger.

  2. We love a multilingual queen

    Rico Nasty has a Puerto Rican mother, and she also raps in Spanish. We think it's great for people to learn other languages.

  3. She supports the black natural hair movement

    Black women have received a lot of criticism for wearing their natural hair. Rico Nasty is leading the charge for black women to be allowed to wear their natural hair.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. She has many personas

    Rico Nasty says musicians like David Bowie inspired her use of personas in her creative work.

  2. Her father was a rapper

    Rico Nasty’s father was a rapper, and he introduced her to rap music.

  3. She was expelled from high school

    After being caught with weed, Rico Nasty got kicked out of school.

  4. Her stage name

    Because she's from Puerto Rico, kids in high school teased and called her Rico Nasty, but she liked the moniker.

  5. She lost her lover

    Rico Nasty was distraught when the father of her child passed away due to an asthma attack.

Rico Nasty FAQs

What was thrown at Rico Nasty when she was on tour?

On a recent tour, Rico Nasty went into the crowd when someone tossed a bottle at her. The event took place at Playboi Carti’s recently launched King Vamp Tour.

Who is Rico Nasty dating?

Rico Nasty is currently single.

Does Rico Nasty like anime?

Rico Nasty had an anime phase, and she enjoyed girly anime like “Fruits Basket” and “Chobits.” However, she says she’s not an anime fanatic.

Rico Nasty’s birthday dates

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