Chanel West Coast

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Chanel West Coast
Birth name Chelsea Dudley
Born (1988-09-01) September 1, 1988 (age 26)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres Hip hop, R&B, pop
Occupation(s) Rapper, Singer-songwriter, television personality, actress, model
Instruments Vocals, Piano
Years active 2009–present
Labels Young Money, Cash Money, Republic[1]

Chelsea "Chanel" Dudley[2] (born September 1, 1988), better known by her stage name Chanel West Coast,[2] is an American rapper, singer-songwriter, actress, model and television personality. She came to prominence for her roles in MTV's Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory and Ridiculousness.[3] She is also known as Young Bonnie

Early life[edit]

Dudley was born in Los Angeles, California but growing up, she split her time living between North Hollywood with her mom and New York City with her father.[2] Dudley's father was a DJ, where he took then eight-year old Dudley into nightclubs throughout the city.[2] Chanel took singing and dancing lessons at a young age.[2] She competed in competitive Hip-Hop dance team competitions as well as performing Marvin Gaye's Hollywood Hills studio. In 2009, she got signed to Young Money and started a rapping career.[2]


Dudley was introduced to television personality Rob Dyrdek through mutual friends in 2008,[4] Shortly afterwards, Dyrdek offered Dudley a position as his receptionist while he was appearing on the MTV reality series Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory.[5] The series was later renewed for a second season by MTV.[6] The third season of the series premiered in 2010, and featured a total of twelve episodes;[7] The fourth season began airing in 2011.[8] That same year, Dudley appeared as Sheila in an episode of the MTV series The Hard Times of RJ Berger, marking her acting debut. She later became a main cast member on the series Ridiculousness, in which Dudley, along with Dyrdek and Sterling "Steelo" Brim, review online internet videos.[9] In 2012, Dudley appeared in both the fifth season of Fantasy Factory and the second season of Ridiculousness.[10][11] That same year she began to voice the character of Flipz in the animated series Wild Grinders.[12] Dudley continued to voice the character into 2013, when she also appeared on the third season of Ridiculousness.[10] The sixth season of Fantasy Factory was announced in 2013, and the fourth season of Ridiculousness premiered on January 2, 2014.[13]


Dudley began recording music in 2009, and began collaborating with numerous artists. That year, she appeared on the song "Melting Like Ice Cream" by Tiffanie Anderson.[14] The following year, she collaborated with rapper Somaya Reece on "Tramp", released as a promotional single by Reece.[14] She later appeared in the Planet Hollywood song "PHAMOUS", collaborating with Midi Mafia on the project. In 2011, Dudley confirmed she had signed with Polow Da Don on his record label Zone 4, though she later left the label without releasing any material. During this time, Dudley began releasing her own material for free download online, later recording a music video for the song "I Love Money".[15] She also began performing songs such as "Cookie" at various night clubs to promote the material.[16]

Lil Wayne signed Chanel to his label Young Money Entertainment in 2012. She released her mixtape Now You Know in 2013.[17] The mixtape featured Evan Ross, French Montana, Snoop Dogg and Robin Thicke. Riley Sky of Dropkick Divas Media gave the mixtape an grade of B-, saying "Now You Know accomplishes [the] mission" of "[selling] West Coast as an independent woman, its' hip-hop-inspired vibe makes "Now You Know" fiercely individual".[18] Chanel promoted her mixtape by going on two headlining tours; the Punch Drunk Love Tour and the Now You Know Tour. She also released a music video for "Been On", featuring French Montana.[19]

Chanel has also collaborated with artist Shanell on the song "Hittin' Like" for the compilation album Young Money: Rise of an Empire, which went on to win the group Best Group at the 2014 BET Awards.

In 2014, West Coast confirmed that she had begun recording her debut studio album set to be released in 2015, which was originally projected to drop in 2014.[20] The first single, called "Blueberry Chills" featuring Honey Cocaine was released on January 15, 2014.[21] The second single off the album, "New Feeling" was released on January 29.[22] The third single off the album, "Miles and Miles" was released on October 29, which features West Coast providing vocals for the first time. In 2015, West Coast released a new song that was featured on Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory called Bass In The Trunk.[23] West Coast will be the supporting act for Riff Raff's JODYHiGHROLLER.COM TOUR; through Kentucky to California, January 28–29 and February 2–16. She also announced that she was working on her first debut album and is planning to release the album in 2015.[24]

Personal life[edit]

In 2012, Chanel filed for bankruptcy, and, in the documents, she owed $543.25 on a credit card,$4,204.00 due part for her role in "Ratchets in the Out Field" $2,200.00 on her Dish Network cable bill, and over $9,000.00 in legal fees. She was discharged by a court of her debt in June 2013.[20] She once again filed for bankruptcy in 2014. However, the case was finally closed on January 30, 2014.

Chanel has a pomeranian dog named Weezy and her dog has appeared on an episode of Ridiculousness. Chanel claims her dog's name derives from Lil Wayne's alter ego Lil Weezy, claiming that "(she) loved Lil Wayne".[20]


  • TBA (2015)


  • Alcoholic
  • Punch Drunk In Love
  • Been On (ft. French Montana)
  • The Motion

Compilation albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications

Young Money: Rise of an Empire
(with Young Money Entertainment)
7 4 3
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.


List of mixtapes, showing year released
Title Album details
Now You Know
  • Released: July 9, 2013
  • Format: Digital download


  1. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: Chanel West Coast Announces Signing w/ YMCMB w/". Bootleg Kev. 2013-03-26. Retrieved 2013-08-17. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Chanel West Coast - Biography". Retrieved January 8, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Ridiculousness | Season 2 Full Episodes, Photos, Episode Synopsis and Recaps". MTV. Retrieved 2013-08-17. 
  4. ^ "MTV Mobile Series: Cast Member: Chanel". Retrieved 2013-08-16. 
  5. ^ "Avalon Hollywood Los Angeles CA (Nightclub)". 2013-10-04. Retrieved 2014-01-13. 
  6. ^ "Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory | Full Episodes, Photos, Episode Synopsis and Recaps". MTV. Retrieved 2014-01-13. 
  7. ^ "Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory Videos". MTV. Retrieved 2014-01-13. 
  8. ^ "Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory | Full Episodes, Photos, Episode Synopsis and Recaps". MTV. Retrieved 2014-01-13. 
  9. ^ "MTV Renews 'Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory' & 'Ridiculousness'". Retrieved 2014-01-13. 
  10. ^ a b "Ridiculousness | Season 2 Full Episodes, Photos, Episode Synopsis and Recaps". MTV. Retrieved 2014-01-13. 
  11. ^ "iTunes - TV Shows - Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory, Season 5". 2012-03-19. Retrieved 2014-01-13. 
  12. ^ "Wild Grinders: Behind The Scenes with Ugly". Retrieved 2014-01-13. 
  13. ^ "‘Ridiculousness’ Renewed for Season 4 & ‘Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory’ Renewed for Season 6 by MTV - Ratings | TVbytheNumbers". 2013-09-17. Retrieved 2014-01-13. 
  14. ^ a b Chanel West Coast. "Chanel West Coast biography, net worth, quotes, wiki, assets, cars, homes and more". Retrieved 2014-01-13. 
  15. ^ Title Artist (2013-04-30). "Chanel West Coast - I Love Money [New Song]". Retrieved 2014-01-13. 
  16. ^ "Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory Ep. | | Episode Summary, Video, Photos". MTV. Retrieved 2014-01-13. 
  17. ^ "Chanel West Coast - Now You Know // Free Mixtape @". Retrieved 2014-01-13. 
  18. ^ Sky, Riley. "Now You Know Musical review". Dropkick Divas Media. Retrieved 19 May 2014. 
  19. ^
  20. ^ a b c Melas, Chloe. "Chanel West Coast Files for Bankruptcy". Hollywood Life. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  22. ^ "New Feeling - Single". iTunes. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  23. ^ "Miles and Miles - Single". iTunes. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  24. ^ Scott Donnelly, Matthew. "It’s Time To ‘Get Wavy’: Riff Raff Adds Chanel West Coast To Tour: From Kentucky to California, these two are ready to put on a show.". MTV. Retrieved 25 January 2015. 
  25. ^ "Tyga Album & Song Chart History: Rap Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 18, 2011. 

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