Cordae Parents Divorced When He Was Three Years Old
Cordae parents were separated by the time he turned three.
The Grammy-nominated artist was born to his mother when she was 16 and had just completed high school. His mom never enrolled in college and raised Cordae and his brother, Simba, as a single mom.
The American rapper grew up in Rolly, North Carolina, in a household that consisted of his mom and grandmother. In his interview with hardknocktv in 2018, the musician gave some details about his early childhood.
Cordae didn't grow up in the best neighborhood in North Carolina and later moved to South Carolina before shifting to Maryland, where he lived most of his life.
At one point, his father had to serve jail time, a detail he mentioned when talking about how he could've been the first one from his family to graduate from college. Cordae's dad received his GED from jail, and that was most of his education.
It was through his father and stepfather that Cordaw was influenced to listen to rap music. The two were big fans of NAS and Jay-Z, the two artists Cordae idolizes. He and his mom had moved to South Carolina to live with their stepdad for a while.
In early 2022, Cordae, in a tweet, joked how he had no idea that his dad was "white" and disappeared on him since the beginning. The rapper wrote the funny caption when he met the American wrestler-turned-actor John Cena at one of the events.
Cordae's life changed for the better when he shifted to Maryland as his mother got a good government job. The job required them to move around Maryland, but they ended up living in better neighborhoods at that time.
The rapper said his mum wasn't fuming when he informed her he would be dropping from college to pursue rap. The Super hitmaker said his mum was understanding about his career shift.