Chelsea Chanel Dudley, better known by her stage name Chanel West Coast, is an American recording artist, rapper, singer, songwriter, actress, and model. She came to prominence for her roles in MTV’s Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory and Ridiculousness.
Nick Name CC, Chanel West Coast
Occupation Rapper, singer, actress, model, television personality
Years active 2009–present
Born: September 01, 1988, 32 years and 11 months, Los Angeles, California, United States
Sun Sign Virgo
Hair Color Dark Brown (Natural), She tends to go for blonde highlights.
Eye Color Dark Brown
Height 5 ft 2½ in or 159 cm
Measurements 36-26-37 in or 91.5-66-94 cm
Bra Size 34B
Genre Hip-hop, RandB, pop
Instruments Vocals, piano
Labels Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money, Republic Records
Manager Chanel West Coast is represented by United Talent Agency.
Chanel West Coast went to the Taft High School. However, after studying for two years, she dropped out and instead took homeschooling route to complete her high school
Father – Her father was a DJ.
Chanel West Coast, is an American rapper, singer, actress, model and television personality. She came to prominence for her roles in MTV Rob Dyrdek Fantasy Factory and Ridiculousness.
Chanel was born in Los Angeles, California but growing up, she spent her time living between North Hollywood with her mother and New York City with her father. Chanel father was a DJ, where he took Chanel to nightclubs throughout the city as a child. Chanel took singing and dancing lessons at a young age. She cites How Do U Want It by Tupac Shakur as the song that inspired her to start rapping.
Chanel was introduced to television by personality Rob Dyrdek through mutual friends in 2008, Shortly afterwards, Dyrdek offered Chanel a position as his receptionist while he was appearing on the MTV reality series Rob Dyrdek Fantasy Factory. The series was later renewed for a second season by MTV. The third season of the series premiered in 2010, and featured a total of twelve episodes; The fourth season began airing in 2011. That same year, Chanel appeared as Sheila in an episode of the MTV series The Hard Times of RJ Berger, marking her acting debut. She later became a main cast member on the series Ridiculousness, in which West Coast, along with Dyrdek and Sterling Steelo Brim, review online internet videos. In 2012, Chanel appeared in both the fifth season of Fantasy Factory and the second season of Ridiculousness. That same year she began to voice the character of Flipz in the animated series Wild Grinders. West Coast continued to voice the character into 2013, when she also appeared on the third season of Ridiculousness. The sixth season of Fantasy Factory was announced in 2013, and the fourth season of Ridiculousness premiered on January 2, 2014.
Chanel began recording music in 2009, and began collaborating with numerous artists. That year, she recorded the song Melting Like Ice Cream featuring Tiffanie Anderson. She later appeared in the Planet Hollywood song PHAMOUS, collaborating with Midi Mafia on the project. In 2011, West Coast confirmed she had signed with Polow Da Don on his record label Zone 4, though she later left the label without releasing any material. During this time, West Coast began releasing her own material for free download online, later recording a music video for the song I Love Money.
Lil Wayne signed Chanel to his label Young Money Entertainment in 2012. She went on to release her mixtape Now You Know in 2013 featuring Snoop Dogg, French Montana, Ty Dolla $ign, Robin Thicke and Honey Cocaine. Riley Sky of Dropkick Divas Media gave the mixtape a grade of B-, saying Now You Know accomplishes the mission of selling West Coast as an independent woman, its hip-hop-inspired vibe makes Now You Know fiercely individual. Chanel promoted her mixtape by going on two headlining tours; the Punch Drunk Love Tour and the Now You Know Tour. She also released a music video for Been On, featuring French Montana. She released her second mixtape WAVES featuring YG and B-Real.
2014–present: Debut studio album
In 2014, West Coast confirmed that she had begun recording her debut studio album set to be released in 2016, which was originally projected to drop in 2014. The first single, called Blueberry Chills featuring Honey Cocaine was released on January 15, 2014. The second single off the album, New Feeling was released on January 29. The third single off the album, Miles and Miles was released on October 29, which features West Coast providing vocals for the first time. In 2015, West Coast released a new song that was featured on Rob Dyrdek Fantasy Factory called Bass In The Trunk
As a Singer
In July 2013, Chanel released her debut mixtape, Now You Know.
First TV Show
In 2009, she made her first TV show appearance as herself in the MTV reality show, Rob Dyrdek Fantasy Factory.
Chanel West Coast regularly works out at the Equinox gym to preserve her stunning curves. Her preferred choice of workout is Pilates.
Chanel West Coast Favorite Things
Inspiration – Tupac
Chanel West Coast Facts
Chanel started listening to the hip-hop music at the age of 11. At the same age, she started smoking weed, which her mother used to cultivate at one point of time to pay their bills.
She got an opportunity to star in Rob Dyrdek Fantasy Factory after her friends put her in touch with Dyrdek. However, she was hesitant to work in the show as she felt it would ruin her chances to be taken seriously as a music artist.
While growing up, she often used to accompany her father to various clubs in New York City for his DJing gigs.
In her childhood, she took singing and dancing classes and was even a singer for Kidz Bop, which is a music brand that creates compilation albums featuring contemporary songs performed by children.
She signed her first record deal in 2011 with Polow Da Don Zone 4 record label. However, she eventually left the label without having released any material.
As a child, she used to write poetry and it was after reading iconic rapper Tupac book, The Rose that Grew from Concrete, she got inspired to become a rapper.
While growing up, she had to often move between New York City and Los Angeles because her father was based in the former, and her mother lived in the latter.
She once met Lil’ Wayne at an event and managed to impress him enough to earn an invitation to perform at his Miami studio. She managed to ace her audition and was immediately signed to Young Money Records.
She is so grateful of Lil Wayne for giving her a chance at stardom that she has named her Pomeranian dog, Weezy, in a tribute to Wayne alter ego, Lil Weezy.
While growing up, she used to perform in the choir.