Kreayshawn is a stage name of Natassia Zolot, a popular American singer and a female rapper who is hailing from Oakland.
She became known after her music video for the song „Gucci Gucci“ went viral in 2011 and brought her wide recognition. It was a pretty big hit although it got a bunch of hate as well.
She was born as Natassia Gail Zolot on September 24, 1989, in San Francisco, which is a huge city located in California, United States.
Her beautiful name Natassia comes from her mother’s side who came from Russia and is Ashkenazi Jewish. She was always connected to her roots and was the type of person to talk about her heritage with pride.
Her mother is named Elka Zolot and she is also a musician and was involved in the work of a punk band called „The Trashwomen“. She jokes that her mother set the basics upon her and therefore was the little push she needed to start.
The Trashwomen bend was active from 1991 until 1997, and they reunited briefly in 2007 but they stayed together for just one year.
Her family relocated to Oakland where she started being more interested in rap music. She was always a lover of lyrics and creating rhymes.
Oakland is known for its hip hop stage and she was very happy that she was surrounded by other artists and lived in the centre of the hip-hop culture.
She gained her first camera at the age of 10 and started filming everything in her life, especially herself rapping. She had an eye for it so her films were very interesting to watch.
She was a student at MetWest High School which was different than other local high schools and it gave an alternative type of education to its students.
She had chosen to work at the local radio station two to three times a week because the school’s programme was developed like that. But she hated it and thought that it is essential for her to get his medical diploma.
She disliked the school so she transferred to a regular high school named „Oakland High School”. But she didn’t go to school, not for a day and never attended the class so it so she was expelled from it.
After that, she became a student at Alameda High School but was also expelled, this time for making threats to her schoolmate. She was always very bossy and different from others.
She finished her sophomore year at Island High but never continued her further education. She was never really into it at all and she said that it would have been a waste of time.
She was only 16 years old when she moved to her aunt’s place in Berkley where she helped her to raise her child and babysit if necessary. After that, she moved to live with V-Nasty, another female rapper and a close friend of hers.
She joined a work program while living with her and she passed her GED test which confirmed her high-school education as finished. It was essential for her because she couldn’t get a job and become independent without her GED test.
After she successfully finished GED, her work program started giving her financial support so she moved to her own apartment because she had the money to pay the rent.
She got interested in producing films and videos and she even shot some music videos for Lil B after her gift of making videos became public. She was very excited to finally start hanging out with people that were in the industry and therefore get better chances at succeeding.
She started going to the Berkley Digital Film Institute and finished two semesters before she decided to move to Los Angeles, a city with awesome movie and music production.
Although she had enough working hours as a music video director she joined a hip hop group called the „White Girls Mob“ with Lil Debbie and V-Nasty. The group was disbanded in 2012.
In 2010, she had released her very own first mixtape named „Kittys X Choppas“. She also made a music video for a single titled „Bumpin Bumpin“.
In spring 2011, she released another music video for a song named „Gucci Gucci“ which went viral from YouTube. This song and video were becoming very famous.
This helped her to sign a contract with Columbia Records, a big record label.
She was going to direct a Red Hot Chilli Peppers music video the same year but the collaboration was canceled.
She got involved in a controversy after she insulted Rick Ross, a known rapper and called him „fake“. His fans weren’t thrilled about it and she later told that she was misunderstood.
Unfortunately, she later repeated it again so she was attacked for her bad manners.
She was one of the nominees for the MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist which was a very big success for her.
She was a host of the Red Carpet event at the same site. This was very emotional for her because she got to talk to some of the best people on her page.
Her nude photos were leaked the same night she hosted the show and it brought attention to her. This was something that favored her.
She was also nominated for the O Music Awards or OMA in 2012. This was a pretty big event for her and she was very proud to be featured.
Her debut album „Somethin’ ‘Bout Kreay“ was released at the end of 2012 by her record label.
One of her single called „Left Ey3“ became included into a soundtrack of Sandra Bullock’s film called „The Heat“.
In the summer of 2014, Kreayshawn became a businesswoman after the release of her own „Hella Cute” chokers collection. It was released by „OK 1984″ and she is the creative director of the same company.
She hosts the „Kreaydio”, a show on Dash Radio. She often mentions Missy Elliot as her role model but she liked to listen also to Waka Flocka Flame and Aaliyah.
A rapper from the West coast named Game has released a diss track meant towards her. It was named “Uncle Otis” and he criticized her use of the word “nigga” although it was her friend V-Nasty who used it, not her.
In 2013 she gave birth to her first child and she named him Desmond. She is very connected to him, especially because he has no father figure in his life.
The father of her child is unknown and she was connected to several musicians but nobody really knows nothing about her private life.
It was rumored that she was dating Odd Future, Lil B and Da Brat. She is famous for the people she was dating and many actually think that this is something that she wants: attention.
In 2015 the IRS took all of her money from her account because of unpaid taxes.
She has a net worth of $300 000. This is quite a lot for a woman in her business niche, and she is very proud of it.
Full name: Natassia Gail Zolot
Date of birth: September 24, 1989
Birthplace: San Francisco, United States
Profession: hip hoper, video director, businesswoman
Height: 1,68 m
Weight: 57 kgs
Net Worth: $300,000