If you didn’t know who Blac Chyna was this time last year, you certainly should by now. She is the queen of revenge and the newest member of the Kardashian empire. With Rob Kardashian’s baby on the way and their anticipated reality TV show, Rob & Chyna, premiering this month, we figured it was time you got to know Blac Chyna a little better. We want you to fully understand just how much of a crazy love story her and Rob are, so we’re giving you everything you need to know about the star who swiped the only real heir to the Kardashian name. Trust us, you’ll never believe how she ended up where she is today.
Her real name is Angela Renee White.
She was born in 1988 in Washington, D.C. and was raised in Maryland by her single-mother, Shalana Hunter, who now goes by the name “Tokyo Toni.”
She started stripping to pay for college.
When Chyna was 18, she went to Johnson & Wales University in Miami, FL and was a stripper on the side. She danced at the infamous Miami strip club, King Of Diamonds (KOD), under the names “Dora Renee” and “Cream” before finally settling on “Blac Chyna.” She also modeled for men magazines like Dime Piece and Straight Stuntin’.
Drake rapped about her.
In his 2010 song, “Miss Me,” Drake raps “Call up King of Diamonds and tell Chyna it’d be worth the flight.” If Chyna caught the flight, maybe she would’ve never met Tyga and she’d be a Graham instead of a soon-to-be Kardashian. Who knows?
She played hard to get with Tyga.
They met each other at KOD while she was stripping at a party for Chris Brown‘s F.A.M.E. tour back in 2011. Tyga told The Breakfast Club that it took him two months just to get a date with her. They were together for three years and had the most adorable baby boy, King Cairo, before he called it quits.
Apparently she looks a lot like Nicki Minaj because she appeared as her body-double for Kanye West’s 2010 music video “Monster.” She also moved on from stripping to be a video vixen, making cameos in music videos like “Rack City” by Tyga (obviously), “Come On A Cone” by Nicki Minaj, and “Rich $ex” by Future. Side note: are we going to pretend her and rapper, Future, didn’t date?
Her BFF is Amber Rose.
Which makes total sense considering they’ve both had their fair share of trouble with the Kardashian sisters. They also both have sons who are three-years-old, so they have plenty to bond over.
She’s a businesswoman.
In 2013, she opened her own online clothing boutique called “88fin” and in the same month, she launched “LASHED” a brand of eyelashes. In 2014, she opened “Lashed Bar” in California where she offers services like eyelash extensions, makeovers, facials, waxing, and teeth whitening! She also turned her eyelash brand into an entire cosmetics line.
Amanda Bynes was OBSESSED with her.
Back in 2013, Bynes was obviously going through a bit of a mental health crisis. While she was going through that, she was doing everything in her power to emulate Chyna down to the cheek piercings and bang wigs.
She’s about to be related to Kylie Jenner.
Technically, Blac Chyna is going to be Kylie’s half-sister-in-law. This also means that her child will be the half-niece/nephew to Kylie who is dating Blac Chyna’s ex-fiance. It’s all very complicated, but if the Kardashians/Jenners are okay with it (Angela Kardashian included), then so are we.
Rob & Chyna premieres September 11th on E! (Obviously)