Jonathan Jamal Porter (born on January 20, 1997) is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter professionally known as Blueface. He gained popularity after releasing his music on SoundCloud in 2017, resulting in a large following that led him to work with several record labels’ attention. Some of his popular singles include “Respect My Cryppin” and “Thotiana.” Blueface is recognized for his unique rapping style and off-beat flow.
Blueface, whose real name is Jonathan Michael Porter, is an American rapper and songwriter. He was born in Los Angeles on January 20, 1997, and is presently [calculate_years datestring=”01/20/1997″] years old.
Blueface is of the Islamic religions he mentioned in interviews that he converted to the Islamic faith in 2019.
His father, Mr. Jonathan Porter, was a professional football coach who worked at various California universities and high schools. His mother, Mrs. Karlissa Angelic Porter, struggled with drug addiction and was in and out of prison when Blueface was just a child. His parents separated when he was just a kid, and he lived with his mother and siblings in South Central Los Angeles.
Growing up in a neighborhood known for gang activity and violence, Blueface encountered challenges and hardships, but despite this, he showed a keen interest in extracurricular activities such as singing and athletics. However, he struggled with academics and needed to be more interested in studying.
Blueface grew up along with his two siblings, a sister named Kali Porter and a brother named Miller Porter. Kali is a social media influencer, while Miller is also a rapper and goes by the name ‘Blueface Bleedem.’
In recent years, Blueface has gained popularity for his unique rapping style and hit songs such as ‘Thotiana’ and ‘Respect My Crypn.’ He has collaborated with famous artists such as Cardi B and Lil Wayne and released several mixtapes and albums.
Blueface completed his early education at Arleta High School, which is located in Los Angeles, California, United States. During his time at Arleta High School, he was an active member of the football team and also displayed an interest in music, playing the Alto saxophone.
After graduating from Arleta High School, Blueface attended multiple high schools before briefly enrolling at Fayetteville State University in Los Angeles, California. Blueface earned a football scholarship to attend the university but dropped out after just one semester. Blueface decided to return to Los Angeles to focus on his passion for music and pursue a career in the music industry.
In the early days of his career, Blueface worked various odd jobs, including working as a security guard and at a restaurant to support himself financially. However, he always had a passion for music which pushed him to start releasing his tracks on SoundCloud in 2017. His early releases quickly gained traction, and he gained a following that eventually led to him being signed by Cash Money West in 2018.
He first gained widespread attention in 2018 with his song “Respect My Crypn,” which quickly became a viral hit on social media platforms such as Instagram and YouTube. However, that year, he released his debut single, “Deadlocs,” followed by “Thotiana,” which became an enormous success, peaking at number 8 on the US Billboard Hot 100.
In June 2018, Blueface dropped his debut mixtape, “Famous Cryp,” which featured guest appearances from artists such as YG and The Game. Blueface has since released several other mixtapes, including “Dirt Bag” and “Two Coccy,” as well as his debut studio album, “Find The Beat,” in 2020. The album featured collaborations with artists like DaBaby, Gunna, and Lil Baby.
Along with his music career, Blueface has also appeared on television shows such as “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood” and “Wild ‘N Out.”
Despite his success, Blueface’s eccentric flow and controversial lyrics have garnered criticism from some in the industry. Nevertheless, he has built a significant fan base and remains a prominent figure in the rap scene, collaborating with artists such as Lil Baby, DaBaby, and Polo G.
Awards & Nominations
- 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards: Nominated for Best New Hip Hop Artist
- 2020 iHeartRadio Music Awards: Nominated for Hip Hop Artist of the Year
- 2020 BET Hip Hop Awards: Nominated for Best Hip Hop Style
- 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards: Nominated for Hip Hop Artist of the Year
- Instagram @bluefasebabyy
- Twitter @bluefacebleedem
- TikTok @bluefacebabyy
Blueface is currently unmarried but has two children, Javaughn and Journey Alexis Porter, with Jaiden Alexis. The couple welcomed their second child in 2022.
In 2019, Blueface had a rough relationship with Chrisean Rock which was reported that the two had a falling out. Their relationship ended after Rock came online to announce that he was pregnant with Blueface’s baby, although the rapper, Blueface vehemently denied the the pregnancy stating in his “
“To answer y’all questions yes me an rock are officially done it’s strictly business I tried it an clearly it wasn’t giving before she announces…she’s pregnant with somebody else’s child not mine.” Blueface added in a follow-up tweet: “Rock has had encounters with 10 different men in the last year until I see DNA test then it’s not mine.
I know I know y’all thought she was all about me…me too lol but the facts are facts being my BM would be a blessing. She must be currently drinking while pregnant that’s a red flag. It’s not a Blueface baby.”
In late 2020, rumors circulated that Blueface was dating Coi Leray, the daughter of rapper Benzino. However, neither party confirmed the relationship.
Aside from his music career, Blueface has also been in the news for his personal life. He had a public feud with his mother, which he documented on social media. He also has had multiple legal issues, including being arrested for carrying a loaded firearm in his car.
- Bleed It
- Daddy (featuring Rich The Kid)
- Bussdown (featuring Offset)
- Respect My Cryppin’
- Stop Cappin
- Next Big Thing
- Freak Bitch
- Obama (featuring DaBaby)
Blueface‘s net worth is estimated to be over US$5.1 million, with his music as a major source of income. He also makes some money from content subscription services.