Danielle Bregoli was born on March 26, 2003. She is an American rapper and internet personality who goes by the stage name Bhad Bhabie. She first became known when she went on Dr. Phil in September 2016 and said, “Cash me outside, how’s that?” This line went viral and became a catchphrase and meme.
Bregoli’s first single, “These Heaux,” made it to the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2017. This made her the youngest female rapper to ever make it there. She then got a record deal with Atlantic Records. Since then, her career has grown to include a reality show, a makeup brand, tours, and a music career. In September 2018, Bregoli put out her first mixtape, 15. Its lead single, “Hi Bich,” was her second song to make the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Bregoli was born and raised in Boynton Beach, Florida, and is of Ashkenazi Jewish descent and Italian descent. She is estranged from her father, a deputy who works for the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, and has two younger half-brothers. On September 14, 2016, Bregoli and her mother Barbara Ann were interviewed on Dr. Phil for a segment titled “I Want to Give Up My Car-Stealing, Knife-Wielding, Twerking 13-Year-Old Daughter Who Tried to Frame Me for a Crime.” When Bregoli became irritated at the audience’s laughter, she responded to them by saying “Catch me outside, how about that?”, challenging them to a fight outside the studio. Her affected accent made the phrase sound like “Cash me ousside, how bout dah,” which became a meme and became known as the “‘Cash Me Outside’ Girl.” Her first appearance on the show, and the catchphrase it spawned, would inspire a single based on the clip (“Cash Me Outside”) which was recorded by DJ Suede The Remix God and entered the Billboard Hot 100, Streaming Songs, and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts in March 4, 2017. The song, in turn, led to a series of dance videos that were uploaded onto YouTube.
Bregoli sued three companies for “infringing her intellectual property rights” by using her signature catchphrase without consent, and threatened to sue Walmart for using her catchphrase on T-shirts. She was nominated for the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards in the “Trending” category based on the catchphrase. Bregoli spent time at the Turn-About Ranch, a facility for “troubled teens” in Escalante, Utah, and was arrested and pleaded guilty to charges of grand theft, marijuana possession, and filing a false police report. In March 2021, she uploaded a video to her YouTube channel in which she accused staffers of forcing her to sit still for three days straight without being allowed to sleep, using physical restraint on other teenagers, and ignoring reports of bullying. She also criticized Dr. Phil for sending teenagers on his show to the facility.
By March 2017, Bregoli’s personal worth was estimated to be $200,000. She released her first single “These Heaux” on August 24, 2017. Bregoli’s debut single “These Heaux” reached number 77 on the Billboard Hot 100, making her the youngest female rap artist to debut on the music chart. Atlantic Records signed her to a multi-album recording contract, and she remixed the Kodak Black song “Roll in Peace” and Tee Grizzley and Lil Yachty song “From the D to the A”. In September 2017, she released “Hi Bich” and “Whachu Know”.
After a shorter break, she released another single “I Got It”, followed by “Mama Don’t Worry (Still Ain’t Dirty)” in December. In her video for “Both of Em”, she buries her old self in a shallow grave. On March 26, 2018, Bregoli celebrated her birthday with a new song release, “Gucci Flip Flops”, featuring Lil Yachty. Two days later, she received a gold certification from the RIAA for her single “Hi Bich”. In mid-April, she released a freestyle called “Who Run It”.
Her first tour across North America and Europe, together with Asian Doll, began on April 14, 2018, performing the first and second legs. She received a 2018 Billboard Music Award nomination in the category of Best Female Rap Artist, along with Cardi B and Nicki Minaj. On July 26, she released the video for “Trust Me”, featuring guest appearances from Theo Von and Bella Thorne. On August 30, 2018, she released her debut mixtape 15. She released the single “Geek’d” featuring Lil Baby, and other album tracks such as “No More Love”, “Famous”, “Count It” and “Shhh” were presented as video shorts on YouTube.
On October 17, she released “Juice” featuring rapper YG. She embarked on the third and fourth legs of her tour, on the west. Bregoli released two singles in January 2019, “Babyface Savage” featuring Tory Lanez and “Bestie” featuring Kodak Black. In the same month, she announced an endorsement deal with Copycat Beauty, where she will promote the brand’s products on her social media and music videos. She also released the trailer of her new reality show, Bringing Up Bhabie, which would detail her daily life and her building her music career.
The show was renewed by Snapchat for a second season due to the COVID-19 pandemic and canceled later that year. In April and May 2019, Bregoli released a remix of “Bestie” by Spenda C Nola Bounce and a radio version of the song with Megan Thee Stallion. She also released the double singles “Lotta Dem” and her song “Spaz”, which features YBN Nahmir. In August, she released another single called “Get Like Me”, which features NLE Choppa. In December 2019, a video of Bregoli wearing box braids was posted to Instagram, causing controversy.
In February 2020, she ended her hiatus with a freestyle to Nicki Minaj’s song “Yikes” and another song called “$” with Lil Gotit. On March 17, 2020, actress Skai Jackson filed a restraining order against Bregoli following a heavily documented feud in which Bregoli sent Jackson death threats and repeatedly harassed Jackson’s mother on social media. Jackson dropped the restraining order on June 15, and Bregoli entered a 31-day rehab facility for childhood trauma and addiction to prescription medication. She released her second single of 2020, “Do It Like Me”, and opened an OnlyFans account, earning over $1 million in revenue in the first six hours. She later demonstrated evidence of earnings of more than $50 million. In September 2021, she launched her own record label, Bhad Music, and released her first single, “Miss Understood”, which peaked at 8 on the Billboard Digital Song Sales Chart.