Sexyy Red Biography 2024: Age, Net Worth, Family, Relationship, Height, Career

Janae Nierah Wherry, professionally known as Sexyy Red, is an American rapper who gained fame after the release of her single “Pound Town” in 2023, featuring Tay Keith.

The song’s popularity led to the creation of a remixed version called “Pound Town 2” with Nicki Minaj, which marked her debut on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Her subsequent single, “SkeeYee,” achieved comparable success and was featured on her second mixtape titled Hood Hottest Princess (2023).

Background information
Birth name Janae Nierah Wherry
Born April 15, 1998 (age 25)
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
  • Hip hop
  • trap
  • dirty rap
  • Rapper
  • songwriter
Years active 2018–present
  • Gamma
  • Open Shift
  • Jay Rebel
Children 2

In that particular year, Wherry made guest appearances on the official remixes of the songs “Shake Sumn” by DaBaby, “Slut Me Out” by NLE Choppa, and “Peaches & Eggplants” by Young Nudy, featuring rapper Latto.

All three tracks made it onto the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

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Additionally, she was featured alongside SZA on Drake’s single “Rich Baby Daddy” in the same year, reaching number 11 on the chart and accompanied by a viral music video showcasing Wherry giving birth to her second child.

She was hailed by Billboard as “one of the most prominent emerging artists of the summer of 2023.”

Furthermore, she was nominated for “Best Breakthrough Hip Hop Artist” at the 2023 BET Hip Hop Awards.

Her public persona, lyrics, and media presence have been characterized as boldly sexual, lively, and self-assured.

Early Life

Janae Nierah Wherry hails from St. Louis, Missouri, where she spent her formative years.

Her journey into the world of rap began when she was faced with betrayal by her boyfriend, prompting her to channel her emotions into a diss track.

Embracing the stage name “Sexyy Red,” she drew inspiration from being called “Red” due to her vibrant red hair and her desire to exude sex appeal.

To distinguish herself from an Instagram figure with a similar name, she opted to include an extra “y” in her moniker.

Following her time at Normandy High School in Missouri, she embarked on her path towards musical success.


Red made her musical debut in 2018 with the release of her first song “Ah Thousand Jugs”.

Following this, in 2021, she dropped her debut mixtape Ghetto Superstar.

Moving forward to January 2023, Red collaborated with Tay Keith on the track “Pound Town”, which quickly gained popularity on various social media platforms.

In April of the same year, she was featured on the remix of NLE Choppa’s “Slut Me Out”. May saw the release of “Pound Town 2” featuring Nicki Minaj, marking her first appearance on the Billboard Hot 100.

June brought the release of her mixtape Hood Hottest Princess. Red’s success continued in August 2023 when she joined Drake as an opening act on his It’s All a Blur Tour, following previous guest appearances at his shows.

Finally, in October, she collaborated with SZA on the single “Rich Baby Daddy”, which served as the third single from Drake’s eighth album For All the Dogs.



Growing up, Red listened to artists such as Gucci Mane, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Project Pat, Juicy J, Three 6 Mafia, Chief Keef, Webbie, Boosie BadAzz, and Trina.

Kyle Denis remarked in Billboard that those artists “embody the unapologetically hood energy that now courses through every Sexyy Red song”, with Red herself stating that she sought to emulate their “fearlessness”.

She has frequently been called the “Female Gucci Mane” in particular and released a song with that title on her mixtape Hood Hottest Princess.

Lyrical and musical style

“I don’t agree with that [“pussy rap” classification], because why is that the only thing you heard me talking about? That’s the only thing that you got out of everything I just said? You just heard me say ‘coochie’? I hate when they say that.

I just rap about my daily life. Girls that live like me, I just rap about what we go through. I don’t sit and talk about coochie all day.”

– Sexyy Red discussing her lyrical themes

Red’s lyrics focus on one-sentence phrases rather than metaphors and other devices, with Jayson Buford of Rolling Stone writing that “she abstains from traditional lyricism”.

He also described her as a “classic Southern rapper”. In Complex, Eric Skelton called her songs “full of viral lyrics”.

Red has stated that her daily life serves as the main inspiration for her music.

Due to the often highly sexual nature of her lyrics, she has been characterized as a prominent figure of “pussy rap”, although she rejects this classification and has expressed exasperation over being reduced to her sexual songs.

Red is also noted for her distinctive voice and flow.

She has received praise for her “authenticity” and her “energy”, which are cited as factors for her success with a broad audience.

Personal Life

Red welcomed her first child, a son, in 2020. On October 15, 2023, she revealed her pregnancy with her second child through an Instagram post.

Her second child was born on February 5, 2024, and footage of the birth was featured in Drake’s music video for “Rich Baby Daddy”, which was released nine days later.

During August 2023, Red shared on a podcast that she had been a victim of rape.

Red, known for her support of former U.S. president Donald Trump, incorporates the phrase “Make America Sexyy Again” into her branding.



  • Hood Hottest Princess Tour (2023)


  • Moneybagg Yo – Larger than Life Tour (2023)
  • Drake and 21 Savage – It’s All a Blur Tour (2023)

Awards and nominations

Award Year Nominee Category Result
BET Hip Hop Awards 2023 Herself Best Breakthrough Hip Hop Artist Nominated



List of mixtapes, with selected details and chart positions
Title Mixtape details Peak chart positions
Ghetto Superstar
  • Released: December 24, 2021
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: CD, digital download, streaming
Hood Hottest Princess
  • Released: June 9, 2023
  • Label: Open Shift, gamma.
  • Format: CD, digital download, streaming

Extended plays

List of extended plays, with selected details
Title EP details
Pound Town
  • Released: April 30, 2023
  • Label: Open Shift
  • Format: CD, digital download, streaming


As lead artist

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart position Album
“Ah Thousand Jugs” 2018 Non-album singles
“Don’t Trust Em” 2019
“Free Smoke”
“Young Hot Nigga”
“Slob On My Ckat” 2021
“Ghetto Freestyle” Ghetto Superstar
“Throw That Mf” Non-album single
“Hood Bitch” Ghetto Superstar
“My Bitches”
“I Love My Nickel” 2022 Non-album singles
“Throwin’ It”
“Don’t Get Beat”
“My Twin”
“Born by the River”
(featuring Sukihana)
Hood Hottest Princess
“All White Air Forces” Non-album singles
“Pound Town”
(with Tay Keith or remix with Nicki Minaj)
2023 66 21 19 Hood Hottest Princess
“Push Start” Non-album single
“Female Gucci Mane” Hood Hottest Princess
“SkeeYee” 62 17 13
“Hood Rats”
(with Sukihana)
“Hellcats SRTs”
(solo or remix featuring Lil Durk)
[A] 40
“Shake Yo Dreads”
“Free My N***a”
“Bow Bow Bow (F My Baby Mama)
(featuring Chief Keef)
Non-album singles
“Get It Sexyy” 2024 23 11 84
“—” denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.

Other charted songs

List of other charted songs, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart position Album
“Looking for the Hoes (Ain’t My Fault)” 2023 49 Hood Hottest Princess
“Bow Bow Bow (F My Baby Dad)” 2024 14 38

Net Worth

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Sexyy Red net worth is estimated to be $ 1 million.

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