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What Is Happening at Blueface's House?

Salacious clickbait has been a key ingredient in Blueface's rise to fame, but things are starting to get weird.

Blueface surrounded by women in the "Viral" music video

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Jonathan Porter, otherwise known as the rapper Blueface, technically got famous off a d*ck pic.

It's not as lewd as it sounds. Blueface has always had an uncanny knack for marketing. Years before signing with Cash Money records, he was a star football player at Arleta High School in Los Angeles. He briefly played ball in college at Fayetteville State University before dropping out in 2016 and moving back to LA to pursue music.

Two years later Blueface released his first mixtape, Famous Cryp, to soundcloud. "Thotiana," the lead single from the mixtape nearly topped the Billboard Hot 100 in 2019 when the song was remixed with Cardi B and YG.

By that time, the West Coast emcee had started to evolve into a meme across Twitter with the record "Respect My Cryppin." The buoyant track was up to the task, thanks to Blueface's shrill, nasally, often conversational flow that landed on-beat only when he felt like it.

The debacle charmed the youth but made hip-hop purists squirm. Another West Coast phenom rapping about sexual appendages and gang violence for the sake of virality? The rapper became a polarizing figure from the jump.

But Blueface was always in on his own joke, hence why putting a picture of his schlong on the cover art for his next single didn't phase him all that much. "I sho' the f*ck did," he said in an interview with Refuse Media. "And that blew a n**** up."

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