Victoria Rose Waldrip, known as “Woah Vicky” on social media, is an American singer and social media personality known for her outlandish claims that she is Black and belongs to a Black community. Vicky first rose to prominence on Instagram for her flashy images, and later launched her career as a musician by releasing a series of singles.
Vicky is no stranger to controversy: she has come under fire for claiming she is Black, for her arrest and alleged assault against a police officer, and her fake pregnancy with fellow social media star Papi JJ.
Victoria Rose Waldrip, known as “Woah Vicky” on social media, was born on March 7, 2000 in Atlanta, Georgia. She grew up in a small town and has one sister who now lives in New York City. Vicky later dropped out of school while growing up. Her father home-schooled her for a period of time while she worked as a hostess. However, she later quit her hostess job because she didn’t like being bossed around.
As of September 2020, Woah Vicky has more than 1.13 million subscribers on YouTube, 2.9 million followers on Instagram, 4.4 million followers on TikTok and 19,000 followers on Twitter.
Victoria first rose to popularity on the photo-sharing app Instagram. She became popular because she would share flashy photos with high-end cars and designer clothing. Her big break happened when rapper Snoop Dogg shared one of her videos on his social channels. Other rappers like Plies and Chief Keef shared her videos well, leading to more notoriety online.
Her first Instagram account was later deleted because she made racist comments that violated the terms of the platform. However, she created a second account and that’s the platform she uses right now to share her content.
In addition to Instagram, Vicky has her own YouTube channel where she shares a variety of content, including tutorials on twerking and rapping.
Vicky launched her music career in 2019 with her debut single “Went Out Bad, Bhabie.” Vicky has since released a number of singles, including “Don’t Like Me,” “Back N Forth,” “Cash App,” “In Da City” and more.
Vicky has been the center of a lot of controversy on social media. In the past, in 2017, she has claimed that she is Black. She then went on to claim that she belonged to Zone 6, a famous Atlanta neighborhood known for producing famous black rappers like Future, Childish Gambino and Gucci Mane. The comment led to a lot of blowback and hatred, with many saying she was in fact white.
Since saying she is black, Vicky has attempted to produce odd evidence to back up the claim. She turned to ancestry.com to find ties to black relatives. In addition, she adopted a specific accent and took up twerking and rapping. In some social media videos, Vicky will use the N-word, and claims she can use it without criticism because she is Black.
In 2018, Vicky was arrested at the Four Seasons Town Centre mall and booked on charges of assaulting a peace officer (in this case, a police officer), trespassing, resisting, and delaying or obstructing an officer, according to a police spokesperson at the time. In the police report, officers listed her as White.
During that incident, Vicky and some friends were at the mall and began causing chaos, fighting and yelling out “shots fired.” The rowdy situation caused many to panic and think there was in fact an active shooter in the mall, though police later determined it was not true.
In the past, Vicky dated Papi JJ. During the relationship, she faked pregnancy. Vicky broke up with Papi when she accused him of cheating on her.