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MISSPSTAR performing on April 13, 2009.
Priscilla Star Diaz

(1994-06-13) June 13, 1994 (age 25)
  • Singer-songwriter
  • musician
  • model
  • actress
  • dancer
  • director
  • entrepreneur
Years active2002–present
Partner(s)Jonathan Otero (d. 2017)
  • Jesse Diaz (father)
  • Doris Diaz (mother)
RelativesSolsky Diaz (sister)
Sinclair Almanzar-Diaz (half-sister; adopted by father)
Musical career
  • Vocals
Associated acts

Priscilla Star Diaz (born June 13, 1994),[1] known by her stage name MISSPSTAR, formerly known as P-Star, is an American rapper, dancer, model, singer, actress, director, and disc jockey. Diaz is best known for her role as Jessica Ruiz in the 2009 version of The Electric Company and as the focus of the PBS Independent Lens documentary P-Star Rising.[2]

Early life[edit]

Diaz was born to parents Jesse Diaz, a former rapper, and Doris Diaz, a heroin addict.[3] Diaz grew up in Harlem with her older sister Solsky.[4] Through her mother, Diaz and her older sister have a younger half-sister named Sinclair who later became adopted by Diaz's father.[5] Diaz was born of paternal Puerto Rican and maternal Cuban descent.

Due to her father serving time in jail, Diaz and Solsky lived in a foster home until their father gained custody of the girls and raised them as a single father in Harlem.[6] At the age of seven, Diaz decided she wanted to become a rapper to make a better life for herself and her family after her father's music career had failed and Diaz and her family found themselves living in a shelter.[7]


Diaz began her rap career at the age of nine in after hours nightclubs in Harlem, battling against other rappers twice her age. She won the Citywide Hip Hop competition in 2005 and became the youngest female entrant. That same year, Diaz recorded an album with Reggaeton Niños as the main vocalist and appeared in the music video for "Oye mi Canto". She signed a recording contract with independent label Hunc Records in 2007 and released her first album titled Welcome to My Show the same year with the song "Biggie Bounce" released as a single. Diaz directed her music videos for "Don't Stop the Dance" and "Sukoshidake Katamomoi". P-Star released two versions of herself singing in English and Japanese.[8] She appeared in the Off-Broadway production of Take the Train to Maine, 2005's short film Sita and as Jessica Ruiz in the 2009 version of The Electric Company. Diaz has modeled clothing for Royal Addiction, Baby Phat, J. Lo, and Roca Wear.[9] In 2008 P-Star released her exercise DVD "P-Star Workout DVD: Exercise Your Body and Mind, Vol. 1" to help fight childhood obesity.[10] In 2017 P-Star released her come back single "Don't Sleep On Me" through SoundCloud.[11] Diaz released the single "Broke" under the new stage name 'MISSPSTAR' in 2018 and directed the music video to accompany the single.[12] This was followed by her third single "Left, Right".

Personal life[edit]

Diaz was accepted to Denison University in Ohio in 2015, majoring in theater and education. While in attendance at the school, she was a cheerleader and worked as a DJ for the school's radio station.[13] In May 2017, Diaz graduated from Denison University with a BA in Theatre and Education. Diaz started a podcast titled Restless Mother regarding motherhood after the birth of her first child. [14]


MISSPSTAR discography
Studio albums1
Compilation albums1
Music videos7
Soundtrack albums1


  • Welcome to My Show (2008)


  • "Biggie Bounce" (2008)
  • "Wanna Make You Dance English" (2008)
  • "Wanna Make You Dance Spanish" (2008)
  • "Don't Stop the Dance" (2011)
  • "Sukoshidake Katamomoi" (2011)
  • "Don't Sleep On Me" (2017)
  • "Broke" (2018)
  • "Left, Right" (2018)
  • "2276" (2018)
  • “I Rather Fail (Than to Surrender)" (2019)

As a Featured Artist[edit]

  • “Ego” - (Kash featuring MISSPSTAR) (2019)
  • ”Grnd On Me” - (Loco Ninja featuring Kash & MISSPSTAR) (2019)


  • P-Star Rising (2007)


  • P-Star Workout DVD: Exercise Your Body and Mind, Vol. 1 (2008)
  • P-Star Rising (2009)

Compilation albums[edit]

  • Niños Vol. 1 (Reggaeton Niños), 2006


  1. ^ "Jesse Jess Diaz on Twitter: "Priscilla Diaz Happy Birthday Priscilla. As years went by, I must say you has grown up to be a fine… http://t.co/jZJfjpQfv4"". Twitter.com. June 13, 2014. Retrieved October 27, 2015. External link in |title= (help)
  2. ^ "P-STAR RISING | Documentary Film | Independent Lens". PBS. Retrieved October 27, 2015.
  3. ^ JUNCO, MAITE. "A 'P-Star' is born". nydailynews.com.
  4. ^ "Independent Lens: P-Star Rising". PopMatters. February 9, 2010.
  5. ^ Jesse Jess Diaz. "Diaz Family Story". Diazfamilystory.blogspot.com. Retrieved October 27, 2015.
  6. ^ Harrison, Lauren R. "P-Star on PBS: The rise of a young rap star". chicagotribune.com.
  7. ^ Revere, Gabrielle. "Wishing on". denisonmagazine.com.
  8. ^ Jess, Jesse (July 20, 2011). "Diaz Family Story: Summer 2011". Diazfamilystory.blogspot.com. Retrieved October 27, 2015.
  9. ^ "P-Star". TEDxTeen.com. October 11, 2014. Retrieved October 27, 2015.
  10. ^ COLEMAN, CHRISENA. "Teen rapper P-Star's DVD gives Harlem kids a fun exercise workout". nydailynews.com.
  11. ^ "Don't Sleep On Me".
  12. ^ "Broke" – via www.youtube.com.
  13. ^ Niyah Gonzalez (February 6, 2015). "Campus Celebrity: Priscilla Diaz". Her Campus. Retrieved October 27, 2015.
  14. ^ "Restless Mother • A podcast on Anchor". Anchor.

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