The Inside Scoop on Malu Trevejo
| LAST UPDATE 11/05/2021
Malu Trevejo has over 10 million followers on the Gram, 22 million on TikTok, and a few hit songs. And most recently, Travis Scott's label, Cactus Jack Records, signed the rising pop singer. So who is Malu? From past relationships to career highlights, here's everything you need to know about the 19-year-old star.
Malu was born on October 15, 2002, in Cuba. Not long after, the Trevejo fam moved to Spain, where they stayed for about twelve years before picking up and moving to Miami. And that's where the aspiring artist got her start: a few years after arriving at the Sunshine State, Malu created an account on Musical.ly, a former video uploading app.
Trevejo posted 1-minute videos lip-syncing and dancing to songs, and people totally ate it up. "I posted a video of me dancing, and people liked it a lot, and they started reposting it," Malu said. "I started getting followers and doing more music videos of me dancing." The young influencer's popularity spilled onto Instagram, and she soon caught the attention of record label iNtu.
Malu released her debut single, Luna Lllena, in the fall of 2017. The track, just like the songs that followed, was influenced by her upbringing in Cuba and Spain. But as her popularity in the music world grew, Trevejo's time at school got tough as peers bullied her for her aspirations. "I can't be a normal teen, to be honest," she confessed. "If I want to sing, then I have to live this life. Sometimes I feel pressure because I can't do the things normal kids do, but I also feel super proud because I have all of these followers that listen to me."
Trevejo couldn't stand her classmates' teasing and wanted to give music everything she had, so the Insta icon dropped out of high school. No more school meant more time for singing - and romance. Malu shared with fans the details of her relationship with hip hop artist YoungBoy and even exposed a short affair with rapper Central Cee that was for "clout," as she put it. The young starlet often took to her Instagram Live for tell-alls with followers, and her honesty grew her fanbase.
Some fans were shocked when Malu was taped leaving dinner and making out with lightweight boxer Ryan Garcia, who was reportedly engaged to his pregnant girlfriend at the time. But that jaw-dropping moment was nothing compared to the scandal happening in Trevejo's family. In 2020, Malu revealed that the man she thought was her dad her whole life was not. The singer's birth father was serving 122 years in a Cuban prison, she told fans.
From hit tracks in Spanglish to lots of drama and a growing net worth, this gal is just getting started.