Chicago rapper cupcakKe became a viral sensation thanks to her unapologetically explicit lyrics and hypersexualized image.
• The Chicago native discovered her love for music at age 10, when she began performing songs and reciting poetry at her local church. She also listened to rappers like 50 Cent, Da Brat, and Lil' Kim.
• She attended Dulles Elementary with drill rappers Chief Keef and Lil Reese.
• In 2015, cupcakKe went viral with her raunchy breakout singles “Vagina” and “Deepthroat.”
• She independently released her debut mixtape, Cum Cake, in 2016.
• That same year, she dropped her debut album, Audacious, which touched on issues like injustice facing the Black and LGBTQ communities.
• The rapper dropped her fourth album, Eden, in 2018 and announced the following year that she was retiring due to mental health issues.
• She returned in 2020 with the singles “Lawd Jesus,” “Lemon Pepper,” “Discounts,” and “Elephant.”
BORNMay 31, 1997