Sexyy Red biography, career, controversy and net worth

Janae Nierah Wherry professionally known as Sexyy Red, is an American rapper from St. Louis, Missouri.

The rapper, born on April 15, 1998, first gained attention online in 2018 after she reworked Vanessa Carlton’s 2002 Grammy-nominated song, A Thousand Miles, for her track “Ah Thousand Jugs.

Early Life

Sexyy Red is a graduate of Normandy High School in Wellston, Missouri. She began rapping after her boyfriend cheated on her.
All she wanted then, was to write a diss song about him.

In a 2023 interview with “Complex,” Red revealed how she got her stage name.

In her words, “My name was already Red, because I used to wear red hair and red stuff all the time. That was my name from middle school, because I had red hair ever since then.
When I was trying to upload my song that I had just recorded when I started rapping, I didn’t know what name I should use, and my cameraman was like, ‘What about Sexyy Red, because you’re sexy and your name’s Red?’ I’m like, ‘Okay. I like that.’ We was putting different stuff in front of Red at first, but then when he said Sexyy, I’m like, ‘I like that.’ It fits.”

Sexyy Red Career

In 2018, Sexyy Red released the song “Ah Thousand Jugs,” which recorded much success. It was followed by “Don’t Trust Em,” “Free Smoke,” and “Northside” in 2019.

In 2021, she released the mixtape, “Ghetto Superstar,” which featured the singles “Ghetto Freestyle,” “Hood Bitch,” and “My Bitches.” In 2023, she released the EP “Pound Town” and the mixtape “Hood Hottest Princess”.

Hood Hottest Princess reached #62 on the “Billboard” 200 chart.

“Hood Hottest Princess” included the single “Pound Town” (with Tay Keith), and Sexyy Red collaborated with Nicki Minaj on the remix, “Pound Town 2”.

Pound Town 2 with Nicki reached #66 on the “Billboard” Hot 100 chart, #17 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart, #19 on the Rhythmic chart, and #21 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.

“Hood Hottest Princess” also featured the singles “SkeeYee,” which reached #62 on the “Billboard” Hot 100 chart, #13 on the Rhythmic chart, and #17 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, and “Hellcats SRTs.”

Red’s remix of “Hellcats SRTs,” titled “Hellcats SRTs 2” (with Lil Durk), reached #1 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart and #40 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.

Her career took a different turn in 2023 when she featured as Drake’s opening act on his “It’s All a Blur Tour”.
She also performed on his single “Rich Baby Daddy” (with SZA), which was certified Gold in New Zealand.

The single reached #11 on the “Billboard” Hot 100 chart, #1 on the Rhythmic chart, #4 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, and #6 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart.
It also did well on the Australia Hip Hop/R&B chart (#2), Sweden Heatseeker chart (#4), UK Hip Hop/R&B chart (#5), New Zealand’s Recorded Music NZ chart (#9), and UK Singles chart (#10).

Personal Life

Sexyy Red welcomed a son in 2020, and in October 2023, to the surprise of many, she announced that she was pregnant with her second child.

She made the announcement via her Instagram page.

During an August 2023 appearance on “A Safe Place Podcast,” which is hosted by  Lil Yachty and MitchGoneMad, Sexyy Red was asked about the craziest thing she’d ever experienced.
She replied, “I got raped before. That’s the craziest thing that ever happened to me.”

Sexyy Red has great admiration for Donald Trump.

An October 2023 interview on Theo Von’s podcast “This Past Weekend,” captured her speaking on her admiration for Trump.

According to her, “We need him back, because, baby, them checks. Them stimulus checks. Trump, we miss you.”
“I love Trump. He funny to me. I used to be watching him talking to people. He used to be calling people fat. Trump is just bold. He funny. We need people like him,” she added.


Shortly after the podcast appearance, videos of a sex tape featuring Sexyy Red were posted on her Instagram Stories.
Speculations had it that she posted the content to distract from the uproar over her pro-Trump comments.

However, she later denied posting such contents, writing on Twitter, “I’m so heartbroken anybody that kno me knows I wouldn’t do no goofy sht like that.”

Sexyy Red net worth

Sexyy Red is an American rapper who has a net worth of $1 million.

In 2023, Billboard named Sexyy Red one of the biggest breakout artists of summer.

Between her audacious one-liners and knack for natural hooks, Sexyy Red has become one of the defining artists of the summer, one outrageously obscene song at a time.


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