The untold truth of Woah Vicky

Victoria Waldrip, most commonly known as Woah Vicky or Icky Vicky, is a social media starlet who's garnering attention for all of her outlandish antics. Is she a living, breathing meme, or is she actually serious about taking the rap industry by storm? That's the million dollar question, and, thus far, no one seems to know the answer. But we can't help but be fascinated by her shtick — whether it's real or fake.

Her self-titled music video, released in March 2018, attracted way more dislikes than likes on her official YouTube page, and she has since burned bridges in the social media hemisphere by engaging in verbal and physical altercations with other influencers. But the self-proclaimed internet sensation appears to be feeding off of controversy as it appears to be the driving force behind her rapid success.

From questions regarding her race to allegations of racism, she's taking all of the criticism in stride and laughing straight to the bank. This is the untold truth of Woah Vicky.

It started with the lotion challenge

Like most people who go viral on the internet, Woah Vicky's claim to fame can be traced back to the summer of 2017 when she participated in The Lotion Challenge. The original video has since dissipated into the ethers of the internet, but a copy of the footage can be found online, and it depicts Woah Vicky and a friend attempting to devour a spoonful of lotion. They ultimately fail and proceed to gag into a kitchen sink. Are you not entertained?

She later told 6FT that the summer of 2017 — which is around the time the challenge video was published to YouTube — was when she really started "blowing up" online. She quickly realized that people were drawn to her, and she began racking up an insane amount of Instagram followers — 20,000 per day to be exact.

To capitalize off of all the attention, Woah Vicky went to work to build her bustling online empire…

She's a businesswoman

As one of the most popular internet stars, she has quickly monetized her brand, and she seems to be reaping the benefits. In one Instagram photo, she posed outside of a helicopter and claimed it was the second aircraft she had purchased. Other images show the Georgia native cradling stacks of cash and throwing money in the air, so it's quite obvious that her social media persona is paying off. She even captioned another photo with, "You wouldn't believe what I made in a year," while holding up a wad of money to her ear like a telephone.

So how exactly is she bringing in all of this income? Well, the viral sensation has morphed into a businesswoman, complete with her own website that sells official Woah Vicky merchandise. If you're craving a T-shirt that features an image of a cartoon version of the internet star, her website has you covered. In fact, Woah Vicky's merchandise has everything, from blinged-out chains to ski masks, cell phone cases, and rhinestone-encrusted grills.  

Her racist video got yanked

YouTuber Bryan "RiceGum" Le found himself the target of Woah Vicky's rage after he commented on her videos — specifically one where she states, "Yes, my birthday is March 7. But July 19 was the day I found out I was black."

Woah Vicky took offense to being "roasted" by RiceGum, and, in retaliation, she recorded an entire diss track to mock his Asian heritage. The video was immediately pulled from YouTube for violating their community policies on hate speech, considering Woah Vicky's lyrics contained racist remarks, such as "Ching chong ching chong ching chong, b***h," and she also mocked the size of his male anatomy.

An internet user re-uploaded the video, and, after receiving so much backlash for the insensitive content, Woah Vicky posted a since-deleted apology (via Next Shark). "If anyone took offense to my RiceGum video … umm, anyone in the Asian community took offense, it was only to RiceGum. He was being racist towards me … so if you took offense, I just want to let y'all know please don't. Please don't take offense," she said.

In a last ditch effort to right her wrongs with the Asian community, she also made this plea: "I actually really find Asian guys attractive … if you're like, umm, an Asian guy and you think I'm attractive, please DM me right now." Cringe.

Little did we know, that wouldn't be the last time Woah Vicky was called out for making racist remarks.

When internet sensations collide

Woah Vicky came to face-to-face with Danielle Bregoli — also known as Bhad Bhabie or the "Cash Me Ousside How Bah Dah" girl — when the two met up in Los Angeles. Bhad Bhabie approached Woah Vicky and fellow social media star rapper Lil Tay, who posted a video of the incident on her Instagram account. In the footage, bodyguards can be seen trying to diffuse the situation after Woah Vicky and Bhad Bhabie came close to a public fisticuffs. But why were the two budding rappers even fighting in the first place?

In an April 2018 tweet, Bhad Bhabie claimed that she felt compelled to confront Woah Vicky after she and Lil Tay allegedly called Bhad Bhabie's best friend "a dumb n*****."

"I don't stand for racial b******t like that… s**t it's 2018 n they're some ignorant b*****s out here that need to learn," Bhad Bhabie wrote.

A mall brawl

The controversial public figure was at a mall in Greensboro, N.C. when police showed up in response to calls of an active shooter on the premise, The Blast reported. When law enforcement arrived, kids were in a panic and reportedly "running around screaming." 

After refusing to leave as instructed by the mall's security and police officers, Woah Vicky wound up getting arrested just two weeks before her 18th birthday and was charged with trespassing, assault on a law enforcement officer, and resisting, delaying or obstructing an officer, the website shared. Sources reported that she kicked an officer as they attempted to restrain her.

A news station later reported that the calls of the active shooter were unfounded and police found that "no guns were discharged" during the incident. However,  at the time of this writing, Woah Vicky is still on the hook for her charges. And she likely isn't helping her case by posting an incriminating video of the incident to her social media account.

She's black, and she has proof

Sure, her debut song, "Woah Vicky", may be catchy in a quirky, mind-boggling way, but the main reason she has turned so many heads is due to the controversy surrounding her race.

In a video posted online, Woah Vicky says, "My whole entire life my mom kept telling me, 'You're white, you're white,' I never believed her because I knew I was black. July 19 I did some history, I went on Ancestry.com, and I found I'm 25% black. I knew it, I knew I was a black girl."

For those who doubted her, she even posted a screenshot of her test results. However, instead of her claim that she was "25% black," the image broke down her heritage as 44% African and 54% European. For good measure, she included a caption on the photo, which read, "Proof that I'm black so stfu butch [sic]."

But issues regarding her race began to puzzle some Internet users, especially after a video emerged of Woah Vicky clearly stating, "I don't think I'm really black." 

Is she really from Zone 6?

Many have already written her off as nothing more than a troll, but others are disappointed that a girl who appears to be mocking black people is getting so much attention online. From her twerk videos to her excessive use of the n-word, many think Woah Vicky is using black stereotypes in order to cash in and make a killing. 

But when online users aren't trying to bust her for possibly lying about her race, they're trying to track down her origins — most notably, they want to know where she's really from.

Since the start of her online fame, Woah Vicky has insisted she hails from an area called Zone 6 — an area in East Atlanta where rappers such as Gucci Mane and Future grew up. However, some online sources claim she actually grew up in the suburbs and she's simply lying about her upbringing. 

So what's the truth? We may never know.

She's too cool for school

As she rose to fame in the online world, Woah Vicky decided that attending a regular school didn't fit into her schedule, so she reportedly enrolled in Penn Foster High School — a for-profit remote educational system that allows students to receive their diplomas online.

Woah Vicky was able to graduate, and she celebrated the monumental occasion on her Instagram account. In a series of photos, she can be seen posing with her diploma and flipping the bird. One photo caption reads, "F**k school."

In a video posted to her social media account, she gloats about her diploma while dissing the educational system at the same time. "B****s talking s**t, I'm 17 and I just got my m***********g diploma….F**k school, though, because school is useless as f**k," she can be heard screaming. 

It's interesting that someone who presumably worked so hard to graduate would turn around and bash the entire process. But, then again, this is Woah Vicky we're talking about, and controversial statements are her forte.