Vic Mensa is popularly known as a hip-hop artist who is signed to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation stable. Prior to that, he worked under the Virgin EMI records and has been featured by top music stars like Kanye West and Doctor Alban.
Vic Mensa – Bio
Vic Mensa is a young talented hip-hop artist whose father is originally from Ghana and his mother is a Caucasian American. His full name is said to be Victor Kwesi Mensah and his recorded birth date is 6th of June 1993. Vic was brought up in Hyde Park, Chicago, where he is said to have joined a music group called Kids of These Days. However, in 2013, the group split and this led him to create his own group called SAVEMONEY shortly after the breakup. Within that period, he also featured alongside Damon Albarn during the Governors Ball Music Festival and embarked on a musical tour titled What Dreams May Come True with J. Cole and Wale in 2014.
In 2015, the hip-hop artiste hit the jackpot when he was signed by the top-notch music label Roc Nation. In the subsequent years, Vic Mensa released a couple of singles and was featured by several music stars but he became well known in 2017 for the release of his studio album titled “The Autobiography”. This album was said to be based on the book The Autobiography of Malcolm X. He is also known to have featured top artists like Pharrell Williams, Saul Williams, Weezer, Syd, The-Dream, Chief Keef, Joey Purp, Ty Dolla Sign, and Pusha T. The album was ranked 27 by the US Billboard Chart on its list of top 200, recording 15,000 copies sales in the first week.
Although Vic Mensa has not won an award yet, the music sensation has been nominated for awards like the 2015 MTV Woodie Awards under the category of Best Video Woodie for his song “Down on My Luck”, Grammy Awards for the Best Rap Song for “All Day” in 2016 and 2018, NAACP Image Awards nominated him under the category of Outstanding New Artist.
The rap star is known to have a net worth of $2 million which is directly linked to his earnings as a musician. The amount is expected to increase in the future if he keeps up his game, doing what he knows best.
Vic Mensa was once involved in a case of domestic violence as he had physically abused a girl he once dated. Although the name of the said girlfriend was not revealed, the rapper himself made it known when he was interviewed on THE Breakfast Club that his song “There’s A Lot Going On” was actually about his relationship with a former partner in which he physically abused her. The rapper went further to admit that he was wrong and had to call off the relationship as both of them could not continue as a couple.
Furthermore, on the issue of abusing a woman, Vic Mensa totally condemned the late musician XXXTENTACION at the BET Cypher for abusing his former partner. Vic later received much criticism as fans and friends of the late rapper questioned his motives as he was also guilty of such behaviour.
Is Vic Mensa Gay?
The hip-hop sensation is definitely not a gay man as he has been speculated by some individuals. However, he had shown his support for the LGBTQ community when he released his single titled “Free Love” featuring artistes Malik Yusef, Le1f, Halsey and Lil B and he sang it for the first time during the Chicago Pride Parade in a club called Smart Bar. The song, according to Vic Mensa, was borne out of the tragic shoots that took place at the Orlando Gay Club.
Vic also expressed that he would never have believed that someday, he would be supporting, talk more of singing about gay-related issues as he grew up in a community where it was a taboo to associate with such issues and people.
To further clear the doubts about his sexuality, a look into his love life shows that the rapper has only dated women.
Other Facts About The Rapper
- In 2013, Vic Mensa’s mixtape titled ‘INNANETAPE’ was ranked among the best-mixed tapes of the year.
- The talented singer has cheated death twice. The first was when he survived after falling from a bridge as he was trying to make a secret entrance into an ongoing concert while the second was when he survived a car accident.
- Vic Mensa is said to have a tattoo with the words “Still Alive” as evidence of his luck in escaping death.
- The young music rising star presently lives in Chicago.