The three-time Grammy Award nominee Swae Lee is a rising star indeed. The 24-year-old American rapper, singer, and songwriter released his well-admired debut solo studio album Swaecation on May 4, 2018. But before then, he had formed the reputable hip-hop duo Rae Sremurd with his brother Slim Jxmmi sometime in 2013. Swae has also been featured on many well-acclaimed music albums such as the single ‘Sunflower’ by Post Malone which peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 despite being only on a film soundtrack.
The African-American sensation Swae keeps expanding his territory. In May 2019, for example, he collaborated with ‘the Queen of Pop’ Madonna on the song ‘Crave’. Here are all the facts you need to know about Swae Lee.
Swae Lee Bio, Age & Ethnicity
Swae Lee was born Khalif Malik Ibn Shaman Brown at Inglewood California, USA, on June 7, 1995. But he was raised in Tupelo Mississippi alongside his brothers Slim Jxmmi and Michael Bro by a single mother whose name we are yet to ascertain. Theirs was a struggling African-American family. Their mother worked on tanks in a United States Army cantonment. She managed to sponsor her three boys through high school and could do no more in terms of catering for them. But the boys seemed to be conscious of this fact already as they started trying to earn their own living right from high school.
With a local rapper named Lil Pantz, Swae and Slim formed a hip-hop/pop group named ‘Dem Outta St8 Boyz’ while still at Tupelo High School and began to write top-rated songs. Their hard work notwithstanding, Swae Lee and his brother got so broke that they became homeless sometime after high school, squatting in an abandoned building. Despite these challenges, they were determined to succeed. Indeed, they probably formed Rae Sremurd during this period of great trial. But no one knew of their new name until 2013 when they were signed to EarDrummers Entertainment, a record label belonging to Mike Will Made It.
Their relationship with Mike Will Made It, remains cardinal in Swae’s career progression as it gave him all the leverage he needed to launch into stardom. First off, it was under EarDrummers that they (as Rae Sremurd) released their first three studio albums SremmLife, SremmLife 2 and SR3MM. Less than two years later, Swae went solo for the first time when he was featured on Mike Will Made It’s single ‘Drink On Us’ alongside rappers Future and The Weeknd.
That same year (in September), Swae made his first solo appearance on the Billboard Hot 100 when a song he was featured in (Wiz Khalifa’s ‘Burn Slow’) peaked at number 83. Two years later, he was featured on French Montana’s song ‘Unforgettable’ which peaked at number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100. The following year, Swae finally made his first solo appearance at the top of the chart when he was featured on Post Malone’s ‘Sunflower’ which was a part of the soundtrack for the 2018 computer-animated superhero film Spiderman: Into The Spider-verse.
Who is Swae Lee’s Girlfriend?
Until March 2018, the only girlfriend that was publicly associated with Swae Lee is Marliesia Ortiz. However, she broke up with Swae after accusing him of infidelity as well as physical and emotional abuse.
Marliesia is an African-American brunette from Florida. She became famous first as an Instagram star by posting her selfies that got many fans awed. She has since also become the Ambassador for Fashionnova, a top online fashion store for women and men. Since the rising model Marliesia broke up with Swae Lee, the rapper has been linked with other dates such as Blac Chyna and KB Tate. Before dating Swae, Marliesia is said to have once dated NFL star Le’Veon Bell.
Swae Lee Net Worth
Swae Lee is reported to be worth an estimated amount of $6 million which he gathered mainly from his songs and endorsements. His songs which are well-loved by his teeming fans have attracted three Grammy nominations to him. In 2017, he was nominated for ‘Song Of The Year’ (as a songwriter) for his song ‘Formation’. Two years later in 2019, he got a double Grammy nomination, for ‘Best Rap Performance’ and ‘Best Rap Song’. He got both nominations for his song ‘Sicko Mode’. We expect his net worth to increase as he keeps progressing in his career.
Height And Other Body Stats
Swae Lee stands at the height of 5 feet, 8 inches (the equivalence of 1.73m or 173 cm) and has an average weight of 68 kg. He has black dreadlocked hair while his eye color is dark brown. His slim athletic body is filled with tattoos.
Other Facts About Swae Lee
Birth Name: Khalif Malik Ibn Shaman Brown
Stage Name: Swae Lee
Nick Name: Kid Krunk or iHipster Lee
Birth Date: June 7, 1995
Birth Place: Inglewood California