Trippie Redd

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Trippie ReddTrippie Redd_header_cell_0_0_0
Background informationTrippie Redd_header_cell_0_1_0
Birth nameTrippie Redd_header_cell_0_2_0 Michael Lamar White IVTrippie Redd_cell_0_2_1
Also known asTrippie Redd_header_cell_0_3_0 Trippie Redd_cell_0_3_1
BornTrippie Redd_header_cell_0_4_0 (1999-06-18) June 18, 1999 (age 21)

Canton, Ohio, U.S.Trippie Redd_cell_0_4_1

GenresTrippie Redd_header_cell_0_5_0 Trippie Redd_cell_0_5_1
Occupation(s)Trippie Redd_header_cell_0_6_0 Trippie Redd_cell_0_6_1
InstrumentsTrippie Redd_header_cell_0_7_0 VocalsTrippie Redd_cell_0_7_1
Years activeTrippie Redd_header_cell_0_8_0 2014–presentTrippie Redd_cell_0_8_1
LabelsTrippie Redd_header_cell_0_9_0 Trippie Redd_cell_0_9_1
Associated actsTrippie Redd_header_cell_0_10_0 Trippie Redd_cell_0_10_1
WebsiteTrippie Redd_header_cell_0_11_0 Trippie Redd_cell_0_11_1

Michael Lamar White IV (born June 18, 1999), known professionally as Trippie Redd, is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. Trippie Redd_sentence_0

His debut mixtape A Love Letter to You (2017) and its lead single "Love Scars" propelled him to popularity. Trippie Redd_sentence_1

Trippie Redd's singles "Dark Knight Dummo", featuring Travis Scott, "Taking a Walk", and "Topanga", all reached the Billboard Hot 100. Trippie Redd_sentence_2

His debut studio album Life's a Trip (2018) and second album ! Trippie Redd_sentence_3

(2019) both reached the top five of the Billboard 200, while his fourth mixtape A Love Letter to You 4 (2019) topped the chart. Trippie Redd_sentence_4

Most recently, his third studio album Pegasus (2020) reached number two of the Billboard 200. Trippie Redd_sentence_5

Early life Trippie Redd_section_0

Michael Lamar White IV was born on June 18, 1999, in Canton, Ohio. Trippie Redd_sentence_6

His father, Michael Lamar White III, was in prison at the time of his birth, and his mother, Tonya White, was left to raise him as a single parent. Trippie Redd_sentence_7

White has a younger brother nicknamed "Hippie Redd" and had an older brother who made music under the name "Dirty Redd". Trippie Redd_sentence_8

Dirty Redd was killed in a car accident in 2014, White talked to Rolling Stone about the time following the fatal accident. Trippie Redd_sentence_9

White grew up in Canton, though he moved to Columbus, Ohio, several times. Trippie Redd_sentence_10

His interest in music began when his mother played Ashanti, Beyoncé, Tupac, and Nas while White was growing up. Trippie Redd_sentence_11

He later listened to artists such as T-Pain, KISS, Nirvana, Gucci Mane, Cute Is What We Aim For, Simple Plan, The Summer Set, Hit The Lights, Marilyn Manson and Lil Wayne. Trippie Redd_sentence_12

White began rapping after being inspired by Taevion Williams, another rapper who went by the stage name Lil Tae. Trippie Redd_sentence_13

White began taking his music career seriously and began recording music, releasing "Sub-Zero" and "New Ferrari" in 2014 but soon deleting those songs. Trippie Redd_sentence_14

Following his high school graduation, White moved to Atlanta, where he met rapper Lil Wop and was eventually offered a deal with a record label. Trippie Redd_sentence_15

Career Trippie Redd_section_1

Lil Wop helped White get started with a professional recording studio. Trippie Redd_sentence_16

They began working with Kodie Shane and recorded three projects, Awakening My Inner Beast, Beast Mode and Rock the World Trippie. Trippie Redd_sentence_17

White eventually signed to the label Strainge Entertainment (now known as Elliot Grainge Entertainment) and relocated to Los Angeles. Trippie Redd_sentence_18

On May 26, 2017, White released his debut mixtape, A Love Letter to You, with the lead single "Love Scars", which received more than 8 million views on YouTube within several months and more than 13 million on SoundCloud. Trippie Redd_sentence_19

White was included on XXXTentacion's album 17, on the song "Fuck Love", which peaked at number 28 on the Billboard Hot 100. Trippie Redd_sentence_20

On October 6, 2017, White released his second mixtape, A Love Letter to You 2. Trippie Redd_sentence_21

The album debuted at number 34 on the Billboard 200. Trippie Redd_sentence_22

Later that month, White released a collaboration EP with Lil Wop, Angels & Demons. Trippie Redd_sentence_23

On December 6, 2017, White released the single "Dark Knight Dummo", featuring Travis Scott. Trippie Redd_sentence_24

The song peaked at 72 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it White's first entry on the chart as a lead artist. Trippie Redd_sentence_25

On December 25, 2017, White released the song "TR666" on his SoundCloud account, which features Swae Lee and was produced by Scott Storch. Trippie Redd_sentence_26

The track was previewed on November 30. Trippie Redd_sentence_27

White released "18" alongside Baauer, Kris Wu, Joji and Rich Brian. Trippie Redd_sentence_28

In an interview with Billboard in March 2018, White said his debut studio album would feature collaborations with Lil Wayne and Erykah Badu. Trippie Redd_sentence_29

In July 2018, White announced that the album would be titled Life's a Trip and be 26 tracks long; he later trimmed it to 16 tracks. Trippie Redd_sentence_30

White released the singles "Me Likey" and "How You Feel" on June 22, 2018, and "Taking a Walk" on August 6, 2018. Trippie Redd_sentence_31

Life's a Trip was released August 10, 2018, and debuted at number four on the Billboard 200 album chart, with the single "Taking a Walk" debuting at number 46 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Trippie Redd_sentence_32

On July 24, 2019, White released the single "Mac 10", featuring American rappers Lil Baby and Lil Duke, the lead single of his second studio album, !. Trippie Redd_sentence_33

The album was released on August 9, 2019, and debuted at number three on the US Billboard 200 with 51,000 album-equivalent units. Trippie Redd_sentence_34

He removed the song "They Afraid Of You", featuring Playboi Carti, from the album. Trippie Redd_sentence_35

White was also featured on English YouTuber, media personality, and rapper KSI's single "Wake Up Call", which was released on January 31, 2020. Trippie Redd_sentence_36

The song serves as the second single to the latter's debut studio album, Dissimulation. Trippie Redd_sentence_37

The song reached number 11 on the UK Singles Chart. Trippie Redd_sentence_38

He also released a collaboration with Juice Wrld, "Tell Me U Luv Me". Trippie Redd_sentence_39

On May 15, 2020, White released the single "Excitement" with PartyNextDoor, as the lead single for his third studio album, Pegasus. Trippie Redd_sentence_40

On June 18, which was his 21st birthday, he released another single titled "Dreamer", a single for Neon Shark, the deluxe edition of Pegasus, which would be his "rock album". Trippie Redd_sentence_41

On August 18, the entire album leaked after White had stated that he would delay the album even further if more of his music continued to leak online. Trippie Redd_sentence_42

On September 11, he released the single "I Got You", featuring Busta Rhymes, as the second single from Pegasus. Trippie Redd_sentence_43

On October 7, he released the third and final single, "Sleepy Hollow", from the album. Trippie Redd_sentence_44

The album was released on October 30, 2020, and features collaborations with Young Thug, Future, Quavo, and others. Trippie Redd_sentence_45

Feuds Trippie Redd_section_2

6ix9ine Trippie Redd_section_3

On April 13, 2017, 6ix9ine featured on White's song "Poles1469" and in July 2017, he was also featured on White's song "Owee". Trippie Redd_sentence_46

Following a post from a Twitter account claiming 6ix9ine was a pedophile, White denounced 6ix9ine, saying, "I'm sorry brozay, 1400 don't promote pedophiles... Trippie Redd_sentence_47

If we give niggas clout, we give niggas clout. Trippie Redd_sentence_48

It was an accident." Trippie Redd_sentence_49

On November 11, 2017, White was attacked in a New York hotel and claimed that a member of 6ix9ine's team ambushed him. Trippie Redd_sentence_50

6ix9ine later insinuated his involvement, saying "I don't know what's going on, but your chin is bruised up. Trippie Redd_sentence_51

You can't just be out here calling people gay, bro. Trippie Redd_sentence_52

Can't be supporting false accusations, you can't be ranting on Live talking about New York. Trippie Redd_sentence_53

Fuck [what] these niggas talking about, New York this, New York that, like, you just can't do that bro. Trippie Redd_sentence_54

You should put some ice on that chin, it's bruised up. Trippie Redd_sentence_55

I feel bad bro... Trippie Redd_sentence_56

I just want you to be my friend again," before singing a hook from "Poles1469". Trippie Redd_sentence_57

In February 2018, 6ix9ine was assaulted by several men outside of a Los Angeles airport shortly after arguing with White on Instagram. Trippie Redd_sentence_58

6ix9ine and White continued to trade insults over social media in February 2018 and March 2018. Trippie Redd_sentence_59

In May 2018, 6ix9ine started a feud with rapper Tadoe and Chief Keef over allegations that Tadoe had abused artist Cuban Doll for talking to 6ix9ine. Trippie Redd_sentence_60

White supported Tadoe in the feud and went on to release a diss track toward 6ix9ine, "I Kill People", featuring Tadoe and Chief Keef. Trippie Redd_sentence_61

6ix9ine also accused White of having sexual relations with fellow rapper Danielle Bregoli, also known as Bhad Bhabie, who is a minor. Trippie Redd_sentence_62

White and Bregoli denied the accusation, but the latter admitted that the two had kissed in the past: "We kissed but it wasn't that serious and he was 17 at the time." Trippie Redd_sentence_63

On September 17, 2019, 6ix9ine has stated in a testimony that White has been involved with the Five Nine Brims gang. Trippie Redd_sentence_64

XXXTentacion Trippie Redd_section_4

In October 2017, a preview of Drake's song "God's Plan" was shown on social media. Trippie Redd_sentence_65

The song originally featured White singing the hook and giving an additional verse. Trippie Redd_sentence_66

Florida rapper Jahseh Onfroy, known by his stage name XXXTentacion, who had prior issues with Drake, began to associate with 6ix9ine, to White's chagrin. Trippie Redd_sentence_67

In March 2018, Onfroy "banned" White from Florida, promising to assault him if he attempted to enter the state. Trippie Redd_sentence_68

Onfroy apologized to White during a performance later that month, and the two reconciled after White accepted his apology. Trippie Redd_sentence_69

White and Onfroy went on to collaborate on multiple occasions. Trippie Redd_sentence_70

Following XXXTentacion's death on June 18, 2018, White dyed his hair in memory of the artist and released "Ghost Busters", a collaboration with Quavo, XXXTentacion and Ski Mask the Slump God in memoriam. Trippie Redd_sentence_71

Personal life Trippie Redd_section_5

White has stated he is of Irish, Native American and African American descent. Trippie Redd_sentence_72

White said in March 2017 that he was worth $7 million and purchased his mother a $300,000 home. Trippie Redd_sentence_73

Legal issues Trippie Redd_section_6

White was arrested in Cobb County, Georgia following an assault on rapper FDM Grady in late May 2018. Trippie Redd_sentence_74

According to Grady, White and rapper Lil Wop insulted Grady's girlfriend, leading Grady to draw a firearm briefly before engaging in a fist fight with White. Trippie Redd_sentence_75

At that point, Grady was attacked by four men including White and Wop. Trippie Redd_sentence_76

White was arrested on charges of affray (public fighting), criminal trespass and simple battery. Trippie Redd_sentence_77

A few weeks later in early June, White was again arrested in Georgia on an assault charge for allegedly pistol-whipping a woman. Trippie Redd_sentence_78

Discography Trippie Redd_section_7

Main article: Trippie Redd discography Trippie Redd_sentence_79

Trippie Redd_unordered_list_0

  • Life's a Trip (2018)Trippie Redd_item_0_0
  • ! (2019)Trippie Redd_item_0_1
  • Pegasus (2020)Trippie Redd_item_0_2
  • Neon Shark (2020)Trippie Redd_item_0_3
  • Trip At Knight (2021)Trippie Redd_item_0_4

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