Melii (Audrey Ducasse) is an American rapper, singer and songwriter from New York City, she came to recognition after doing a bilingual version of Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow” single. She has released her own original tracks like “Icey“, “Charlie’s Line” and “Wit The Shits” alongside meek mill.
She was born on December 30, 1996, and is currently 22 years old as of 2018.
Melii is 5 feet and 5 inches tall but information on her weight will be updated soon.
Melii Charged With Shooting
In February 2017 Melii was charged with shooting a man at the Hanover Village apartment complex in Hanover, Pennsylvania. She was reportedly drinking and smoking at the time of the incident. The victim “Norman Lynch” Was treated at neighboring Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. She was faced with charges of aggravated assault to endangering another, Her bail was 25,000 dollars.
Melii Family|Early Life
Melii grew up in the projects of Harlem New york raised by French-Cuban father and Dominican mother, Before music she used to express herself using poems from a young age but still had a passion for music since she was in school. She went to Edward A. Reynolds West Side High School the same school as famous Harlem rapper “Asap Rocky“, she was assigned her own teacher who was also a member of a band who had stated that melii was going to be the next big star out of Edward A. Reynolds West Side High School. More information on her earlier life will be updated soon.
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Before music, she used to do poetry and expressed most of her work through poems. Her debut single “No Simple Chick “arrived in August 2017 followed by her remix on Cardi B‘s “Bodak Yellow” in October the same year which quickly went viral on YouTube and Soundcloud rounding up thousands of streams. She then closed out 2017 with “Balling” and a remix of Khalid’s hit single “Location”.
In 2018 she then released “Bk Woe’ and “Icey”. “Icey” released as a WorldstarHipHop exclusive, the music video clocked in over 1.6 Million views in the first 9 months and even gained credit from major superstars like “Rihanna“. She also had a guest verse on the track “Wit The Shits” from meek mill’s album “Championships”. She released her latest 2018 single “See Me’ which performed well rounding up 250 thousand spins on Soundcloud in 25 days. She was signed by Interscope Records and is currently working on her debut album “Phases”.
Its not yet confirmed but there has been viral information that melli could be dating Philly rapper Meek mill as from an Instagram video and picture of melii recording and taking pics with meek mill as he was asleep but we are not sure yet if they are dating as it hasn’t been confirmed but this information will be updated soon.
Melii Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of 300 thousand dollars as of 2019.
- See Me
- Como Si Na
- Charlie’s Line
- La Envidia Mata
- Bodak Yellow
- Bk Woe
- Fresh Air
- No Simple Chick
- Who Changed
- Gangsta Talk
- Before I
- False Signal
- Way Out
- Anime Girls
- Feel Me
- Phases (2019)
This is melii’s debut album which is due to be released this 2019.
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How does your Harlem upbringing influence your music?
People in Harlem are very blunt. Like, we’ll tell you if you’re trash! I always told myself, “If I want to do this [music thing], I have to bring the real shit.” I’m a very sassy person; I stand by what I do and what I say. I don’t lie on my records, and I do write my own stuff. So whatever I’m spittin’ is what I feel. I always think of who’s going to hear it, because I know certain people could call me out on it! [Laughs] But my mom always told me, “Nobody can use your truth against you.”
When did you realize rap music is your calling?
I never had another path. I always kept journals and used to write all my poems down. And in school, I would always find myself in the music class. I went to a transfer school called Edward A. Reynolds West Side High School — A$AP Rocky used to go there — so I could get my credits and diploma. They assign you to different teachers, and mine was the music one; his name was Albert, and I remember he was in a band back in the day. FOX News came one day for an interview, and he told them, “Melli’s gonna be the next star out of this high school.”
After that, I started missing school and started getting into that booth. But it wasn’t really a studio. [Laughs] I went to another set of projects in Harlem on 116th street. My boy Dennis, who I went to school with, said, “Hey, my friend has a studio.” We were in his room recording in his closet! I was still excited to the point that I’d leave school early just to record. After that, I got in the wrong hands with my previous manager and went to D.C. to sign a contract that went horribly. Once I got myself out of it, it became a threatening situation, because people knew I had what it took and they wanted to grab it. Then my next manager tried to fuck me, and I was like, “Why do I keep messing up with this?” So I just went solo and started posting all my videos on Instagram on my own. I put out the [Cardi B] “Bodak Yellow” cover [last October] and boom — labels started hitting me up. Now I’m signed to Interscope.
You’ve cited Nicki Minaj as one of your biggest inspirations. What is it about her that made you a fan?
Lil’ Kim was already out, but my generation knew Nicki. If your mom wasn’t putting you on to Lil’ Kim and you didn’t hear “Lighters Up,” then you wouldn’t know her. You needed to have that background in order to know the OGs, you feel me? I got glimpses of music, because in the projects everyone played their radios loud, and I remember knowing all the lyrics to [Minaj’s] “Itty Bitty Piggy.” If you didn’t know about Nicki at that time, you were under a rock. She was that bitch, and she still is!
Girls from Harlem have no chill when it comes to our mouths. If a guy tells us “Suck my dick,” we would be saying it right back. Nicki showed me that it’s okay to talk like that. You can be a pretty girl and still spit n—a bars. She also writes her own shit, and I praise her for that.
I love that you celebrate your Dominican culture and rap Spanish lines in your songs.
My dad is mixed; he has French and Cuban in his family. My mom is fully Dominican, and she came as an immigrant here. A lot of people lose their Latin side, because in school you only speak English. My mom was like, “No, y’all are gonna learn Spanish in here!” We were only allowed to speak Spanish at home. My new song “La Envidia Mata” is all in Spanish; there’s only a bilingual hook. Tory Lanez actually inspired the hook, and I see the girl version of him in me. One of the lines [translated] is: “These people have some nerve to say she don’t write her own songs.” Yeah, I write my own shit and I can do it in another language.
You also sing in addition to rapping.
When I’m ranting on Instagram, [my manager] would tell me, “Save that for the studio.” When I’m down or I catch myself in very vulnerable situations, singing just comes naturally. I’m the type of person that, when I cry, I want to look out the window and be dramatic. [Laughs]
The song that I connect with the most is “BK Woe,” because I’ve definitely had my heart broken by a Brooklyn dude before.
That’s a very, very vulnerable song. I was going through a really hard time in my life where I basically made this guy my comfort zone. So I didn’t know how to deal with the things I was going through without him being around. It was a time of growing up and realizing that you can’t put your all in a relationship and depend on your partner to feel happy.
I have to ask about Rihanna — what was your reaction when you found out that she posted “Icey”?
I found out in a group chat with the label. They were like, “Yo, Rihanna just posted your shit!” I was going through a breakdown [at the time] and cut my hair off that same day. When I went to the phone to check my texts, the right side of my hair still wasn’t cut off! I went to check [Rihanna’s Instagram] and saw her looking fire while my song is playing in the background. I still had the scissors in my hand, and I started crying. Then I started dancing. There were so many emotions at once!
I slid in her DMs like “Queen thank you for posting me!” She still hasn’t replied.[Laughs] But I’m always commenting under her photos like, “Invite me to your [Diamond] Ball. I wanna go!” I don’t do that for anyone else besides her and Kylie [Jenner], who also posted “Icey” on Snapchat. I love boss bitches.