Who is Woah Vicky? Instagram star Victoria Waldrip aka Icky Vicky explained
She was recently arrested for assaulting a cop
Woah Vicky, real name Victoria Waldrip, is the Instagram star who burst onto your timeline when she was arrested in a North Carolina mall for assault on a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest.
The 17-year-old has a huge following of 1.4 million fans, and made her name by claiming to be black (she is very much white). A lot of her posts involve her talking in an exaggerated blaccent about getting money.
You've probably got a few questions by now, so here's everything you need answered about Woah Vicky.
Why does Woah Vicky think she's black?
She first posted about being black in 2017 after taking an Ancestry.com test that said she was 44 percent African.
Since announcing she was 'black,' Woah Vicky immediately started saying the n-word
She claims she can say it if she wants to "cuz I'm BLACK."
I can say NIGGA if I want to cuz I'm BLACK
— woahh vicky (@imwoahvickyy) August 31, 2017
She has also appropriated what she sees as black culture – corn-rows, extensions, twerking, grills and guns. She's even started selling custom merch on her site – including a range of grills and chains.
People have noticed comparisons between Woah Vicky and Rachel Dolezal
Dolezal, who also said she was "transracial" used skin bronzer to make her skin look less white.
She says she's from Atlanta's Zone 6
Just like Gucci Mane, Future and 21 Savage. Actually she grew up Georgia's Cobb County – suburbs way outside of Atlanta.
How Woah Vicky's online fame began
One of her first viral hits was something called "the lotion challenge," which involved trying to eat a spoon of lotion and trying not to be sick. Go figure.
Woah Vicky had to apologize for a racist music video she made
She released a diss track against Asian YouTuber RiceGum, which featured the chorus: "ching chong ching chong ching chong bitch."
She said sorry in an Instagram apology, explaining: "I actually really love Asians, and I actually really find Asian guys attractive, so…so…so…if you’re like, umm, a Asian guy and you think I’m attractive, please DM me right now."
So why was she arrested?
Woah Vicky was cuffed at the Four Seasons Town Center Mall in Greensboro, North Carolina. According to police reports, she was given multiple opportunities to leave when she was trespassing at the mall. She refused, and then resisted arrest, allegedly kicking a police officer. She has been charged with trespassing, assault on a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest. Woah Wicky, what are you doing?
Her police report confirmed she was white.
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