Facts of Backpack Kid

Backpack Kid is an American dancer, Rapper and a social media personality. He is famous for landing a role in Katy Perry‘s SNL performance of her new single called Swish Swish.

Backpack Kid: Bio, Age, Mother, Sister

Backpack Kid was born on December 19, 2001,  in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, United States. His real name is Russell Horning.

His mother’s name is Anita Redd. As per her siblings, he has a younger sister Jill. Besides this, he has not revealed anything about his father, family, and education.

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Professional Career

He gave a start to his career when he began posting on Instagram. He began to post his dance videos on it. In 2014, he also did dance performances in the church camp. One of his dance videos went viral and this gave him fame and popularity in January 2016.

As a professional rapper and hip-hop artist, he e had launched many songs such as Flossin featuring DJ suede, Drip on Boat, Ball out, etc. He launches his debut four-song EP ‘Swag Pack kid’ on his 17th birthday.

Caption: Backpack Kid (Source: Pinterest)

In 2015, His first breakthrough came when 700k followers tagged him online. He came to line time after Rihanna posted his dance move for expressing her delight for selecting for 6 Grammy in 2016. Backpack was called by Katy Perry to dance in her new song ‘Swiss Swiss’ on ‘Saturday Night Live’ of 2017. He has also created the #IGotSkillsChallenge. Backpack collaborated on videos with fellow dancers such as Maleo Bowles and Benny Imprint.

As a dancer with moves like flossing or The Russell. he has performed on the show SNL.

He was called in an interview by ESPN.


Talking about his awards and achievements, he has won the award for Favorite Dance Trend. Backpack received an award for Best in Dance.

Salary, Income, Net Worth

Caption: Backpack Kid (Source: Pinterest)

His estimated net worth is around $500k in the US also as an American dancer, he earns around $23,044 US and above. He has done commercials for checkers $ 1 fries campaign. Also, form his Youtube and Instagram he earns a lot.

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Talking about the rumors and controversy, once Backpack sues Fortnite for using his Flossing dance move without asking for permission or paying him.

Also, he sued the Epic Game and Takes Two Interactive for gaming app Fortnite and NBA 2k for allegedly used his dance move floss dance.

Interesting facts about Backpack

  • He made a cameo appearance in the music video for “Rolex” by Ayo & Teo.
  • His favorite emoji is the laughing face with tears.
  • Backpack Kid has his own website where you can buy official t-shirts & hoodies.
  • His favorite cartoon character is SpongeBob SquarePants.

Backpack Kid Height, Weight, Hair color

He has a good height of 5 feet 10 inches with bodyweight 60Kg. He has blonde hair color and his eye color is brown.

Backpack Kid Instagram, Youtube, Spotify

Caption: Backpack Kid (Source: Pinterest)

He is active on Instagram and Youtube. He has more than 2.1M followers on Instagram and has more than 418k subscribers on YouTube. His monthly listeners on Spotify are 24k.

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