Backpack kid - Updated Sep 2023

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Backpack kid

Backpack kid is an internet sensation known for the “Floss” dancing style. Backpack kid had launched many songs like “Drip on Boat” and “Flossin” with DJ Suede The Remix God.

Early Life and Education

The backpack kid’s real name is Russel Horning and he is 19 years old. He is a Hip-Hop Artist, Dancer, Rapper, and Social media personality who was born on December 19, 2001.

He was born in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, United States. His mother is Anita Redd, who also serves as his manager, and has a younger sister named Jill. His father has not been mentioned yet.

He belongs to White Caucasian descent. He is Christian and his birth sign is Sagittarius.

Russell Horning attended the Griggs Ville School. Furthermore, he studies at an online school so that he can travel, and hence he is not studying in a formal school.

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Caption: Backpack kid (Source: NME)

Relationship Status

Russell is single and does not have any relationship status. He has not been engaged in any previous affairs. As a result, he likes to focus on her career rather than being in a relationship.

In one of his recent Q&A videos, he mentioned his celebrity crush, Addison Rae.

He is often seen with his girlfriends on social media handles but has not disclosed his love of life. It is possible that he is single as of now.

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Caption: Backpack kid (Source: Yahoo Finance)


He has recently sued the Epic Game and Takes Two Interactive for gaming app Fortnite and NBA 2k for allegedly using his dance move floss dance without permission.

Even though Epic Games and Take-Two are two of the world’s biggest gaming companies they world and still need to see what will be the result.

It is rumored that one of his recent dance moves Fossin is copied or invented by Horning.

Career and Professional Life 

Before Russell rose to fame, he was an internet session and famous for posting his unique dance move on YouTube and Instagram.

He is a professional rapper and hip-hop artist. Moreover, he 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.

Russell’s first breakthrough came in 2015 when 700k followers tagged him online. He starts to rise after Rihanna posted his dance move for expressing her delight in selecting for 6 Grammys in 2016.

Then after Katy Perry invited him to dance to her new song “swiss swiss” on ‘Saturday Night Live’ in 2017. So his backpack on stage with Katy Perry earned him the name Backpack. In the show, he performed brilliantly with dance moves, impressing the viewers.

Later he also starred in the singer’s music video for the single ‘Swish Swish.’ Later in the following year, his fancy dance moves were mimicked by NFL player Mack Hollins during a Philadelphia 76ers game.

His current Instagram account is named “@thebackpackkid” and it has more than 1.9 million followers. Furthermore, Backpack kid also released a new album “Balenciagas” in 2019. In addition, he has done an advertisement for Checkers to support its $1 Fries campaign.

Currently, he is planning to design backpacks and other items, such as socks, caps, hoodies, and T-shirts.

Likewise, he has launched his YouTube channel on February 17, 2020. Some of his YouTube videos on his channel include “I PICKED UP JESSIKATHEPRANKSTER AND HER MOM IN A DISGUISED UBER (THEY GET MAD),” and “I TRIED TO GET WITH LAVAADO’S GIRLFRIEND IN FRONT OF HIM PRANK (HE GETS MAD).”

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Caption: Backpack kid slaying in the Katy Perry concert with his dance move (Source: ABC)

Backpack kid – Awards  

Backpack kids won two awards in 2018. They were the Kids’ Choice Award for “Favorite Dance Trend” and Shorty Award for “Best in Dance”.

Backpack Kid – Net Worth 2023

Furthermore, Backpack kids’ net worth is around $400,000. He earns around $30,000 a year and earns 2.500 a month and $575.92.

Then he additionally generates his income from social media such as Instagram and YouTube. He had signed a deal with a multi-billion-dollar industry Spray ground.

Later he landed another big deal with another big brand from Under armor to NBA to NFL. His sources of income come from other songs as well. He has a collection of luxurious cars in his car collection.

Body Measurements

The backpack kid has a height of 5 ft 10 or 1.55m inches and a weight of 62 kg or 136.5 lbs. He is a slim and well-maintained body with a good-looking face.

Backpack kid – Social Media

Horning is an active social media user and posts many photos, vlogs, and Dance moves. He has over 1.9  million Instagram followers and 24k monthly listeners on Spotify.

He has 55.8k subscribers on his YouTube channel The Backpack Kid channel. Moreover, he also has a TikTok account with more than 935.5K followers and almost 22.4 million likes.