Woah Vicky's Claim to Fame Is, Um, Problematic

Lizzy Rosenberg - Author

Oct. 31 2019, Updated 12:13 p.m. ET

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By now, you may have heard that Bhad Bhabie, aka Danielle Bregoli, the infamous "cash me outside" teen, was involved in yet another widely publicized physical altercation. And this time, it was with another Insta-famous teen, who many refer to as "Woah Vicky."

And if you aren't familiar with Danielle's new nemesis, you may be wondering, "how did Woah Vicky get famous?" So stay tuned for deets on the highly problematic teenager.

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Woah Vicky (real name: Victoria Waldrip) coined her slightly comical nickname because of her Instagram handle, @imwoahvicky. And the 19-year-old's claim to fame is... interesting.

She is known for posting pranks and YouTube challenges to her YouTube channel — in one of her first viral videos, she took on the "lotion challenge," in which participants eat lotion and try not to get sick. Gross.

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How did Woah Vicky get famous?

But according to Cheat Sheet, the social media celeb gained notoriety on Instagram and Twitter a few years back in 2017, after reportedly claiming that she is black, despite clearly being white. However, she claims she has "proof" that she is of African descent.

Vicky first posted about being black on Twitter, according to Babe, when she took an Ancestry.com test that reportedly claimed she was 44 percent African.

Upon finding out this (still unconfirmed) information, Vicky posted a tweet that has since been deleted, informing the masses that she is apparently now "black." 

From there on out, she began incessantly perpetuating black culture through her YouTube videos, using the N-word, and making racist rap songs.

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One of her more questionable (and seriously racist) rap songs was a diss track dedicated to Asian-American YouTuber and Gucci model, Ricegum. 

In the song, Vicky sang extremely offensive and racist lyrics that she later apologized for, but the video is still available to view on YouTube.

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She also claimed she was from Atlanta Zone 6, despite growing up in Georgia's Cobb County.

That's right — the YouTube star claimed she hailed from Zone 6, the stomping grounds of Gucci Mane, Future, and 21 Savage. However, according to Cheat Sheet, she apparently grew up in a suburb far from the streets of Atlanta, called Cobb County.

Why would someone lie about that? Seriously not sure.

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Apparently, Woah Vicky and Bhad Bhabie have been feuding for years. Back in 2017 Bregoli appeared in a video, in which she reacted to Woah Vicky's Ricegum diss track, calling it "disgusting."

They proceeded to fight over social media and FaceTime, and eventually met in person at a party in early 2018, where they became involved in a physical altercation. There, DJ Akademiks recorded the fight and posted it to Instagram. Needless to say, they aren't fans of each other.

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The two publicly fought, which was recorded and posted to 'TMZ.'

Right now, Woah Vicky boasts 2.5 million followers on Instagram and 787,000 YouTube subscribers. Why she has so many fans is kind of up in the air — seeing as her claim to fame is essentially based on appropriating black culture — but hopefully, she'll realize her problematic ways at some point.

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