A Tennessee-based rapper, NLE Choppa is a rising star in the hip hop industry. NLE Choppa, born Bryson Lashun Potts was formerly known as YNR Choppa. Choppa gained fame after he released his single, “Shotta Flow” in January 2019, which became an instant hit. As of 2020, Choppa has released one EP, two mixtapes, and one studio album. He released his debut studio album, Top Shotta in 2020.
The teenager has faced several ups and downs in his personal life. He previously served time at a juvenile detention center. He was arrested on burglary and drug and weapon charges on 29 March 2021.
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What is NLE Choppa Famous For?
- His hit single “Shotta Flow”.
Where is NLE Choppa From?
NLE Choppa was born on 1 November 2002. His birth name is Bryson Lashun Potts. His birth place is in Memphis, Tennessee in the United States. He holds an American nationality. He belongs to African-American ethnicity. His father is Nigerian and his mother is Jamaican. He was born to a mother, Angela Potts. Information about his father and siblings is not available at present. It will be updated here. His hometown is Memphis, Tennessee, where he was born. His zodiac sign is Scorpio. His religion is Christianity.
Regarding his educational background, he attended Cordova High School. He was an athletic student in high school.
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NLE Choppa Career
- Choppa began freestyling with friends at an early age. He was already freestyling at 14.
- Choppa began taking music seriously by 15.
- His mother, Angela started managing Choppa.
- Under the moniker YNR Choppa, he released his first single, “No Love Anthem” in February 2018.
- In July 2018, Chopp released his debut mixtape, No Love the Takeover.
- He appeared on “No Chorus Pt. 3”, a cypher-style song by his Shotta Fam collective in December 2018. He gained early fame for his opening verse and his dance moves.
- He made his breakthrough in the hip hop scene after he released his single, “Shotta Flow” in January 2019.
- The video of his single, Shotta Flow” amasses 10 million views in a month.
- The single entered the Billboard Hot 100, debuting at number 96. The single peaked at number 36.
- He released the song’s sequel, “Shotta Flow 2” in February. Its video received 20 million views within two months.
- The official remix of “Shotta Flow” featuring Blueface was released in June 2019.
- Following his major breakthrough, several record labels scouted him. It is reported that top record labels went on a bidding war to sign Choppa including Republic Records, Interscope Records, and Caroline Records. The bidding reportedly reached $3 million.
- However, Choppa rejected contract offers worth multi-million and signed with the independent distribution company, UnitedMasters. It allowed him to secure rights on his records and publishing.
- He released singles, “Capo” in March and “Birdboy” in April 2019.
- He released “Blocc Is Hot” in May 2019. This single was a tribute to his favorite childhood rapper, Lil Wayne.
- Choppa made his music festival debut at the Beale Stree Music Festivals in Memphis in May 2019.
- He started his own record label, No Love Entertainment (NLE) in partnership with Warner Records in 2019.
- He released his first single from his own label, NLE in June 2019. The single was titled, “Free YoungBoy”. The title of the song is a reference to rapper YoungBoy Never Broke Again, who was arrested for shooting and because he violated his parole.
- Its music video garnered over 19 million views on YouTube.
- He released a single, “Camelot” in September 2019. The single peaked at number 37 in the US.
- Choppa released his debut EP, Cottonwood in December 2019. The EP includes his hit single, “Shotta Flow”, its remix, and “Side” among others.
- A short film titled Cottonwood was released on the same day he released his debut EP.
- Choppa released a lead single, “Walk Em Down” featuring Roddy Ricch from his upcoming debut album, Top Chotta in March 2020.
- He released the fifth sequel to his hit single, “Shotta Flow” in June 2020.
- He released his debut studio album, Top Shotta in August 2020.
- Choppa vowed to stop rapping about violence in September 2020. He stated that he wants to “spread positivity and wake people up”.
- He released his second mixtape, From Dark to Light in November 2020.
- The music video for his song, “Narrow Road” featuring Lil Baby garnered over 22 million views on YouTube.
- Choppa’s 6th sequel to “Shotta Flow” will feature rapper, Lil Wayne, his childhood idol.
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NLE Choppa Girlfriend
NLE Choppa is too young to get married, but he already has a child. He has a daughter, Clover Brylie Potts, born from his previous relationship with Mariah. Their daughter was born in June 2020. By the time their daughter was born, they had already separated. Choppa reportedly wanted a baby boy and allegedly asked his then-partner Mariah to abort the baby. Mariah took it to social media to disclose the reasons for the split. She revealed that once Choppa shot at her with a Draco from near range but missed. Both the couples got tattoos to symbolize their love for each other. He once revealed in an interview that he once dated a 46-year-old woman. He was only 16 at the time.
Choppa is currently in a relationship with a new girl named, Yung Blasian. Their affair rumors sparked after she was seen on Choppa’s Instagram live. Blasian is a social media influencer and a businesswoman who is the CEO of an eyelashes brand, “Winks By Blasian”.
Choppa stated that he struggled with depression. He often raps about his depression struggle in his songs. To battle his depression, Choppa meditates.
Choppa is active on social media but he was banned from Instagram in 2020.
NLE Choppa stated that he served time at a juvenile detention center. However, he has never revealed what he was arrested for and when he served time. He has only stated that his time in detention motivates him to turn his life around as an eye-opener.
Choppa was arrested on 29 March 2021 for burglary and drug and weapon charges.
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NLE Choppa Height
Rapper NLE Choppa stands at a height of 1.85 m i.e. 6 feet and 1 inch tall. He has a body weight of 165.5 lbs i.e. 75 kg. He has a slim body build. His eye color is dark brown and his hair color is black. He has an afro hairstyle. His sexual orientation is straight.
He has several tattoos on his body including the name of his former girlfriend, “Mariah”.
NLE Choppa Net Worth
The rising star NLE Choppa earns from his music career. Choppa already had a taste of fame and name at an early age. The rapper’s breakout single, “Shotta Flow” garnered him overnight stardom. Following his breakthrough, there was a bidding war between top record labels to sign a recording contract with Choppa. Today, Choppa earns from his music career. His income comes from record sales, concerts, and tours. He already has nearly 4 million followers on his YouTube channel. At present, his net worth is estimated around $3 million.
Did You Know?
- He played basketball in high school.
- His mother, Angela is his manager.
- His favorite childhood rapper is Lil Wayne.
- He listened to Lil Wayne and YGK growing up.
- He is noted for his “animated vocals” and energetic rapping.
- He was featured on Birdman and Juvenile’s single, “Dreams” in 2019.
- His first Top hit song is “Shotta Flow”.
- His debut EP, Cottonwood was named after the area he grew up in.
- XXL included NLE Choppe on their 2020 Freshman Class list.
- His mixtape, From Dark to Light was released on his 18th birthday.
- He wears a locket with “No Love Ent” mentioned on it.
- He donated $5000 to the relief efforts of the American Red Cross in October 2019 after a tornado hit his hometown of Memphis.
- He has an YouTube channel titled “Awakened Choppa” where he documents his holistic and healthier lifestyle which includes veganism and gardening.
- He is vegan.
- He is spiritual.