Rico Nasty
Rico Nasty
Celebrated Name: Rico Nasty
Real Name/Full Name: Maria-Cecilia Simone Kelly
Gender: Female
Age: 27 years old
Birth Date: May 7, 1997
Birth Place: Washington, D.C., U.S.
Nationality: American
Height: 5 ft 5 inches
Weight: 55 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single
Husband/Spouse (Name): No
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): No
Dating/Boyfriend (Name): N/A
Is Rico Nasty Lesbian? No
Profession: Rapper Singer-Songwriter and Record producer
Salary: NA
Net Worth in 2024: $500 thousand
Last Updated: June 2024

Maria-Cecilia Simone Kelly, commercially known as Rico Nasty, is a well-known record producer, rapper, and songwriter in America. She released her first mixtape titled Summer’s Eve that was later followed by 2016 mixtapes, as Sugar Trap and The Rico Story. In June 2018, she entered into a contract with Atlantic Records and released her sixth mixtape, Nasty.

Maybe you know about Rico Nasty very well, but do you know how old and tall is she and what is her net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Rico Nasty’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Maria-Cecilia Simone Kelly was the only child who was born in Washington, D.C. Her father belongs to an African American descent, and her mother belongs to a Puerto Rican descent. She was brought up in Prince George’s County, Maryland. As her father was a rapper, she was raised in the environment of rap music. At her young age, she listened to famous music artists like Beyoncé, Jill Scott, Bob Marley, and Jay-Z, Nas.

At the age of eleven, she went to the Palmer Park region of Maryland with her mother. She was enrolled in a Baltimore boarding school. That was the time when her parents That same year got divorced. Kelly got expelled from the school. She was found to consume marijuana.

She suffered a lot in her childhood days. Her fellow classmates used to embarrass her by calling her “Rico Nasty” after looking at a “Puerto Rico” rope around the neck. She decided not to get humiliated by it. She accepted the title and made it her Instagram handle.

Personal Life

Kelly got married to Brandon. When she turned eighteen years old, she gave birth to her first child, named Cameron. Her husband died due to an asthma attack. Kelly has written a song “Brandon” in the memory of her husband. When she turned twenty-two, she launched her latest project, as Anger Management. It is an eighteen-minutes spit-fire piece of work that targets dismissive men and haters and shows Kelly’s evolution.

Kelly’s career is linked with her signature changing hairstyles and hair color, throat scratchiness, and cartoon imagery. She is reinventing herself constantly. She is fond of bright coloured wigs and colorful ensembles. She received a continuous fan following post the release of her 2016 mixtapes, “The Rico Story and Sugar Trap.” The next year, her single “Poppin” accumulated more than five million views on YouTube.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on May 7 1997, Rico Nasty is 27 years old as of today’s date 12th June 2024. Her height is 5 ft 5 inches tall, and her weight is 55 kg.


Kelly began her musical career by releasing her first mixtape, titled Summer’s Eve. At that time, she was in studying eleventh grade. After when she completed her graduation, she focussed solely on her music career.

She even released her two mixtapes in the year 2016 as Sugar Trap and The Rico Story. Both these tapes garnered mainstream attention from the public and media.

Later, Kelly released the remix single “Hey Arnold” and a single “Poppin” in 2017. The latter recorded more than seven million views on YouTube. It was also showcased on the HBO show, titled “Insecure.” Rolling Stone listed her fifth mixtape as “Sugar Trap 2” as one of the Best Rap Albums in 2017.

In June 2018, Kelly entered into a music deal with Atlantic Records and came up with her fourth mixtape, titled Nasty. At the end of 2018, she released a song track “Guap (LaLaLa).” At the beginning of 2019, she released a music album titled “Roof.” After a month, she released a single “Sandy” and a documentary “Countin’ Up.” In April 2019, Kelly, along with producer Kenny Beats’ association, launched a mixtape titled “Anger Management.” It received positive reviews and numerous likes of Pitchfork and Rolling Stone. Kelly went on several concert tours that include The Sugar Trap Tour (2017) and The Nasty Tour (2018).

Awards & Achievements

Rico Nasty is one of the recognized female rappers known for her exemplary music talent, colorful attitude, outrageously creative mind, and fresh style. Her first single as ‘iCarly’ garnered more than 920,000 views on YouTube in only seven months. Her song “Hey Arnold” has brought her immense stardom. 2017 had brought a breakthrough in her career when she released her two best-selling mixtapes as “Tales of Tacobella” (May 2017), followed by “Sugar Trap 2” (October 2017).

Kelly’s exceptional musical talent has received worldwide recognition from Noisey, XXL, Fader, Complex, etc. “Poppin” has been one of her biggest hits that were found on HBO’s successful series, “Insecure.” In 2018, Billboard claimed that Rico Nasty would be “One Of The Ten Successful Hip Hop and R&B Artists To Watch in 2018”. She was also featured on the cover page of The Fader’s summer issue.

Net Worth & Salary of Rico Nasty in 2024

Rico Nasty Net Worth
Rico Nasty Net Worth

Rico Nasty is one of the successful female rappers in the American music industry. Her net worth is computed to be around $500 thousand as of June 2024. Her major source of earnings is from the sales of the music albums. This Brooklyn-born rapper has released five fierce mixtapes in a short period. She is widely known for her song “Smack a Bitch” that was released in 2018.

Some of her other popular Mixtapes are Summer’s Eve (May 1, 2014), The Rico Story (June 2, 2016), Sugar Trap (August 19, 2016), Tales of Tacobella (May 19, 2017), Sugar Trap 2 (October 20, 2017), Nasty (June 15, 2018), and Anger Management (April 25, 2019)

In addition to it, she has also released some popular music videos in 2019 as “Old Town Road,” “Tia Tamera,” “Hot Girl Summer,” and “Bottom B***h.” Some of her famous songs are Block List, Trust Issues, Key Lime OG, White, and Party Goin Dumb.

She uploaded “Poppin” on her official YouTube channel in June 2017. Her channel records over 3.6 million views and has got over 61,000 likes. Here’s a list of some Rico Nasty’s top song.

Maria-Cecilia Simone Kelly is a well-known professional level celebrity who has accomplished a lot in the starting phase of her career. Looking at her exemplary music talent and caliber, there is no doubt that she has a bright and prosperous future in the music industry.


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