Australian rapper The Kid Laroi appears alongside Miley Cyrus in a tweet by Tesla billionaire Elon Musk ahead of their Saturday Night Live appearance
The Kid Laroi and Miley Cyrus recently sent fans into a frenzy with their new song Without You.
The Tesla founder and CEO shared a photo on Twitter featuring himself alongside the American pop star, 28, and The Kid Laroi, real name Charlton Howard, with the caption: ‘Guest starring…’
Guest starring: Australian rapper The Kid Laroi alongside Miley Cyrus in a tweet by Tesla billionaire Elon Musk ahead of their Saturday Night Live appearance. Edited into the group picture was a dog, which was Musk’s reference to the cryptocurrency Dogecoin
Edited into the group picture was a dog, which was Musk’s reference to Dogecoin, which is a cryptocurrency – which is represented by the Shiba Inu dog breed on a coin – that began as a joke in 2013, according to news.com.au.
Musk, who shares a son named X Æ A-Xii with Canadian musician Grimes, has regularly promoted the digital asset on his social media has been nicknamed the Dogefather.
This has resulted in the increase of value in the cryptocurrency by 26,000 per cent.
Ready for the stage: The Kid Laroi and Miley will take to the stage on the famed late-night show to perform a recently released a remix duet of his hit ‘Without You’. Pictured is the duo with SNL guest host Tesla founder billionaire Elon Musk
The Kid Laroi and Miley will take to the stage on the famed late-night show to perform a recently released a remix duet of his hit ‘Without You’.
Born in Waterloo, Sydney, Laroi grew up in relative poverty, spending his formative years in a housing commission block and couch surfing with his mother.
He began rapping at the age of 13, predominantly as an outlet to process his family struggles and the death of his uncle two years earlier.
Collaboration: The Kid Laroi, real name Charlton Howard, and Miley recently sent fans into a frenzy with a remix of his song Without You
He achieved modest success as a finalist in Australian radio station Triple J’s Unearthed High competition, but his real breakthrough came when he was signed as international rap sensation Juice Wrld’s labelmate at Grade A Productions in 2019.
The duo quickly became close, with Laroi even referring to Juice Wrld as his ‘big brother’ after being selected to support him on the Sydney and Melbourne legs of his Australian tour in November 2019.
Fate took a cruel turn and just weeks later on December 8, Juice Wrld died at the age of 21, after suffering a reported seizure at Chicago Midway International Airport.
Rags to riches: Born in Waterloo, Sydney, Laroi grew up in relative poverty, spending his formative years in a housing commission block and couch surfing with his mother. Pictured is Laroi in New York ahead of his SNL appearance with Miley
Prior to his death, Juice Wrld recorded a verse for GO, the lead single on Laroi’s debut mixtape, knowing full well it would rocket the teen to fame overnight.
It did just that upon its release in June 2020, and in the blink of an eye the talented underdog from Waterloo had a single on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 – topping megastar Justin Bieber that he’s been compared to – a feat many artists can only ever dream of achieving.
He went on to become the youngest Australian to have a number one album on the ARIA charts with the release of F*ck Love (Savage) in July 2020.
Mentor: In 2019, he opened shows in Sydney and Melbourne for late rapper Juice WRLD (pictured in August 2018), and was later signed by Juice’s managers, Grade A Productions