Full Name: Danielle Peskowitz Bregoli
Birthday: March 26, 2003
Birthplace: Boynton Beach, Florida
Death Date: N/A
Birth Sign: Aries
Born: United States
Height: 4‘ 11"
Net Worth: $4M
Danielle Bregoli, who rose to fame as the "Cash Me Outside" girl from Dr. Phil, has transformed herself into a rising rap star under the name Bhad Bhabie. Though just 19 years old, Bregoli has already accomplished more in the music industry than most artists do in a lifetime.
The Viral Origins That Launched Her Career
Bregoli‘s journey to fame began in September 2016 when she appeared with her mother on the Dr. Phil show to discuss her behavior issues. During the episode, the then 13-year-old Bregoli responded to audience laughter by challenging them to a fight and coining the phrase "Cash me outside, how bout dat?" in her distinctive accent.
Her attitude and countenance quickly sparked viral memes and she became known as the "Cash Me Outside" girl overnight. The clip of her Dr. Phil appearance spread rapidly across social platforms, amassing over 10 million YouTube views in less than a month. Bregoli‘s viral meme status was cemented.
Within months, Bregoli strategically leveraged her viral popularity to launch a rap career. She started releasing original songs on YouTube and SoundCloud under her real name.
Music Career Takeoff and Rise to Stardom
In 2017, Bregoli dropped her first single "These Heaux" which became the first by a female rapper to debut on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. This accomplishment helped her garner attention from record labels.
As her music career took off, Bregoli decided to adopt the edgy stage name Bhad Bhabie. She signed a multi-million dollar record deal with Atlantic Records, making her one of the youngest female rappers ever signed to a major label at just 14 years old.
Bhad Bhabie‘s first few singles like "Hi Bich" and "Whachu Know" garnered millions of streams and views on YouTube. But her big breakthrough came in 2018 when she released "Gucci Flip Flops" featuring Lil Yachty. The track peaked at number 79 on the Billboard Hot 100 and hit number one on the Rap Digital Song Sales chart.
Since then, Bhad Bhabie has continued to find success with edgy, attitude-filled tracks like "Babyface Savage", "Bestie", "Geek‘d", and "Get Like Me" featuring NLE Choppa. She‘s also secured high-profile collaborations with artists like Kodak Black, Lil Baby, Ty Dolla Sign, and Asian Doll.
In 2020, she released her debut studio album 15 which shot to number 8 on the Billboard 200 chart, becoming her first top 10 album.
Some of Bhabie‘s other key music career milestones include:
- Over 6 million Instagram followers and growing
- 3 Billboard Music Award nominations
- Won Billboard Award for Top Rap Female Artist (2018)
- Multiple tracks with over 100 million views on YouTube
Expanding Her Brand Through Business Ventures
In addition to music, Bregoli has proven herself a savvy businesswoman by launching various side ventures and brand deals.
In 2018, she started a feisty makeup brand called CopyCat Beauty that featured lipsticks, highlighters, and eyelashes. That same year, she also entered a partnership with Fashion Nova for a line of trendy streetwear apparel.
Bregoli has since expanded into other industries like beauty, technology, and CBD. Some of her business moves include:
- Started a subscription OnlyFans account that garnered over $1 million in its first 6 hours
- Launched and regularly promotes her own iPhone game, "Social Gloves: Bhad Bhabie Edition"
- Partnered with Global Guardian to create and advertise a line of hemp-derived CBD products
According to Forbes, Bregoli earned an estimated $10 million between 2018 and 2019 from her various music and business endeavors. Her entrepreneurial success at just 16 years old led Forbes to include her on their prestigious "30 Under 30" lists in both 2019 and 2020.
The Person Behind the Persona
While Bhad Bhabie‘s public persona is tough, unapologetic, and brazen, she‘s revealed a more sensitive side over the years during candid interviews.
Bregoli has been open about her underprivileged childhood and time spent living in a group home. She‘s admitted to shoplifting and getting into fights as a troubled teen.
In interviews, she‘s explained that she created the outspoken Bhad Bhabie character as a coping mechanism and form of self-empowerment against bullies. She‘s shared that the real Danielle Bregoli is laidback, thoughtful, and introverted.
Bregoli has also been forthright about her struggles with mental health issues stemming from childhood trauma, including anxiety, PTSD, and prescription pill addiction. She regularly checks herself into treatment programs and says therapy helps her cope.
What‘s Next for the Rap Game‘s Youngest Star?
At just 19 years old, Bhad Bhabie has already accomplished career milestones that typically take artists decades to achieve. But she shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
On the music front, Bregoli plans to keep releasing edgy tracks and creative visuals as Bhad Bhabie. She hopes to collaborate with more big-name rappers and producers to expand her sound.
Beyond music, Bregoli aims to grow her business empire by launching new brands and products. She also wants to pursue acting, modeling, and other creative endeavors.
No matter what she does next, one thing‘s for sure – Danielle Bregoli is a resilient, multidimensional talent who has completely transformed her image and carved her own lane in hip hop history. The viral sensation turned rap star is still just getting started.