Who Is Bhad Bhabie?

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WESTWOOD, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 13: TV Personality Danielle Bregoli attends the LA premiere of "47 Meters Down Uncaged" the at Regency Village Theatre on August 13, 2019 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
Bhad Bhabie, real name Danielle Bregoli, has been an infamous figure for years. Here's some background into who she is.

Bhad Bhabie first gained fame for her infamous Dr. Phil talk show appearance. She has since become a controversial pop culture figure known for her in-your-face attitude that often makes headlines. Real name Danielle Bregoli, the 20-year-old entertainer reportedly grew up in a troubled home in Florida. She's often spoken about her difficult upbringing and strained relationships with her parents.

In 2016, Bhabie appeared on an episode of Dr. Phil titled "I Want To Give Up My Car-Stealing, Knife-Wielding, Twerking 13-Year-Old Daughter Who Tried To Frame Me For A Crime." The controversial appearance sparked a meme-worthy moment when Bregoli turned to the audience and said, "Cash me outside, how 'bout dah?" The phrase quickly went viral, and Bhad Bhabie became a pop culture sensation. These days, she's made it clear she wants to put that part of her life behind her. Here are a few facts about the young star.

Music Career

After her appearance on Dr. Phil, Bhad Bhabie became social media famous. She used her newfound fame to launch a music career, signing a record deal with Atlantic Records in 2017. Her debut single, "These Heaux," peaked at No. 77 on the Billboard Hot 100, reportedly making her the youngest female rapper to debut on the chart. She's released several other singles, including "Hi Bich," "I Got It," and "Gucci Flip Flops." All have gone down in viral history.

Despite the controversy surrounding her, Bhad Bhabie has built a successful career in music and entertainment. She has millions of followers on social media, and her music videos have amassed hundreds of millions of views on YouTube. Her music has been met with mixed reviews. Her talent surprised some critics, while others criticized her for being too vulgar and lacking in substance. Yet, she continues to amass a growing fanbase and make lucrative income from her music career, alone.

Accusations Of Cultural Appropriation

Bregoli's career has also been marked by controversy. Some have accused her of appropriating Black culture without fully understanding or respecting its cultural significance. Others have pointed out that her appearance, including her use of hair extensions and oversized hoop earrings, has been influenced by Black culture, as well. Bhad Bhabie has responded to these criticisms by stating that she is simply expressing herself through her music and fashion choices. However, some argue that this response overlooks the deeper issues surrounding the issue, including the historical exploitation and erasure of marginalized cultures. Still, her supporters believe critics are overreacting.

OnlyFans Controversy

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA - AUGUST 26: Danielle Bregoli, known professionally as Bhad Bhabie, performs onstage during TBT Magazine Social Media Edition Powered By Berman Law at Sway Nightclub on August 26, 2022 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (Photo by Jason Koerner/Getty Images for TBT Magazine Powered By Berman Law Group)

On Bregoli's 18th birthday, she surprised the public by launching her OnlyFans. The teen delivered several racy photos showing off her figure, and it was immediately met with pushback. Some stated the images had to have been taken when she was underage; however, she reportedly made millions within her first day. Since then, she has reportedly worked with stars to continue firing off exclusive OF content.

Head-To-Head With Dr. Phil

Bhad Bhabie made headlines when she called out Dr. Phil on social media for allegedly mistreating guests on his show. She made shocking claims about the Turn Around Ranch, a teen treatment program where he sent his troubled young guests. The rapper alleged that guests were subjected to harsh treatment and isolation. Further, it was alleged some were even physically abused. She also asserted that the program was not adequately supervised and that guests were not provided proper medical care. Dr. Phil's team responded to Bhad Bhabie's allegations, denying any wrongdoing and emphasizing the program's commitment to helping troubled teens.

Rumored Romances

Typically, Bregoli keeps details about her romantic relationships away from prying eyes. However, she has been tied to artists like NBA YoungBoy and Chief Keef. Of the former, Bhad Bhabie was captured standing side stage during his concerts. Not much is known about that connection, but her alleged five-year relationship with Keef has made headlines. This week, Bregoli became the talk of social media after she revealed on High Low with EmRata that she received several tattoos in tribute to Chief Keef.

Criticisms erupted when people pointed out that Bregoli is 20 and Keef is 27. If Bhad Bhabie is to be believed, she and Keef didn't start an official relationship until she was 18 and he was 24 or 25. Bhabie's recent revelation caused Keef to face several scathing accusations, including people who believe he dated his Rap peer before she was of age. While Keef has remained silent, Bregoli has come to his defense.

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About The Author
Erika Marie is a seasoned journalist, editor, and ghostwriter who works predominantly in the fields of music, spirituality, mental health advocacy, and social activism. The Los Angeles editor, storyteller, and activist has been involved in the behind-the-scenes workings of the entertainment industry for nearly two decades. E.M. attempts to write stories that are compelling while remaining informative and respectful. She's an advocate of lyrical witticism & the power of the pen. Favorites: Motown, New Jack Swing, '90s R&B, Hip Hop, Indie Rock, & Punk; Funk, Soul, Harlem Renaissance Jazz greats, and artists who innovate, not simply replicate.