Rico Nasty is an American rapper, songwriter, and singer with a mix of Puerto Rican and African American ancestry as her mom is Puerto Rican and her dad is African American.

She started her music career at a very early age and has done well for herself in the music industry making music with well-known producers and having a net worth of approximately $1 million. 

Net worth

Rico Nasty’s net worth has been estimated to be around $1 million over the course of her career while rapping, tours, her YouTube channel, and endorsement deals and having an annual income of over $100,000 and a monthly income of about $20,000.

Early life

Maria-Cecilia Simone Kelly also known popularly as Rico Nasty was born in the 7th of May, 1997 in Washington DC, Maryland, the US to her mother who is a Puerto Rican and works for the government as a cybercrime security person and her father who is African American and was also a rapper like her.

She attended a boarding school in Baltimore while she was in her 7th grade and at the age of 14 got expelled from school for smoking marijuana.

At the age of 15, her parents got divorced and at the same time, her father was sent to prison. While attending Charles Herbert Flowers high school was when she started developing her love for music and started listening to popular rappers.


Maria Cecilia Simone Kelly known popularly as Rico Nasty was born on the 7th of May, 1997 in Washington DC, Maryland, US to a Puerto Rican mother and an African-American father.

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She is a singer, a rapper, and a songwriter by profession and has Taurus as her birth sign. Rico has a kid named Cameron who she got from her relationship with Brandon who passed away due to an asthma attack back then while she was in high school.

She has a height of 5ft 4inc (162.5cm) and weighs 48kg with dark brown eyes and black hair color by nationality, she is an American.


While she was in her 11th grade back then in 2014, Rico released her very first mixtape titled ‘Summer’s Eve’ and in 2016 she came up with a hit single titled ‘iCarly’, a hit that gave her a good spot in the music industry and then she went ahead to release another single titled ‘Hey Arnold’ which the rapper Lil Yachty later remixed. She released various other mixtapes.

Rico Nasty released her first big hug single in 2017 titled ‘Poppin’ which gained her millions of hits on her YouTube channel.

Rico signed with Atlantic Records in 2018and over time she began working with top producers like Kenny Beats. She released her 6th label mixtape debut ‘Nasty’ and got selected into the Forbes 30 under 30 in 2019 for music.

She dropped her debut studio album in December 2020 titled ‘Nightmare Vacation’s with hit singles like ‘iPhone’ in it.

She’s also releasing ‘Sugar Trap 2’ which was mentioned among the best rap album for 2017 by Rolling stone.

In just about 5 years, Rico Nasty has moved from a local celebrity to a top hip hop musician and making headlines for several tours such as the Sugar Trap tour and the Nasty tour.

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Personal life

Rico was formerly in a relationship with Brandon while she was in high school and even had a son, Cameron with him at the age of 18 but Brandon passed away while she was still in high school due to an asthma attack and she stopped making music for a while and started working as a hospital receptionist after she graduated.

Eventually, when Cameron turned 10 months Rico started rapping again. Currently, she is in a relationship with Malik Foxx who also happens to be her manager at the moment.

Wealth dependency

Rico’s wealth comes mostly from her musical career as a rapper, a singer, and a songwriter and other times from other activities she gets involved in like her YouTube channel that has over half a million subscribers, endorsement deals, music sales, shows, and tours.

Making income from all these sources and owning several properties, her net worth has been estimated to be around $1 million with $20,000 monthly income and an annual income of about $100,000.

Latest news

It has been the tradition of Millikin University where the University Center Board invites a musical artist to perform a free concert for the students and earlier they hosted none other than the rapper, singer, and songwriter, Rico Nasty for the semi-annual ‘Big Event’ which took place in the colorfully lit-up gym of the university and Rico was sure to blow the crowd away with her hit songs.


Rico Nasty is a rapper, a singer, and a songwriter having a mix of African-American and Puerto Rican ancestry as her mother is Puerto Rican and her father African-American.

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Life has been tough for her right from when she was in high school as she was expelled at the age of 14 for smoking marijuana, her parents got divorced at the age of 15 and her father was sent to prison at almost the same time.

She developed her love for music when she was in high school and started listening to popular rappers as well as releasing her first mixtape then other hit singles followed suit.

She has a son, Cameron from her ex who died of an asthmatic attack making her quit her raps at the time only to continue later on when her son turned 10 months old and since then has become a top shot in the music industry working with top producers and going for tours. At the moment she is in a relationship with her manager Malik Foxx.

Over the years she has made sure to keep her music up warning her a net worth of about $1 million.


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