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Backpack Kid is an American dancer. Backpack Kid's current relationship status is single

Relationship Facts of Backpack Kid

Backpack Kid is not having an affair with anyone presently.
His sexual orientation is straight.

Is Backpack Kid Single?

Backpack Kid’s current relationship status is single.

Backpack Kid’s Facts

  • He made a cameo appearance in the music video for “Rolex” by Ayo & Teo.
  • His favorite emoji is the laughing face with tears.
  • Backpack Kid has his own website where you can buy official t-shirts & hoodies.
  • His favorite cartoon character is SpongeBob SquarePants.

Backpack Kid: Biography in Details

Who is Backpack Kid?

Backpack Kid is an American dancer. A backpack is also a rapper and social media personality.

He won the Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite Dance Trend to the creator of the viral dance ‘The Floss’.

He landed a role in Katy Perry‘s SNL performance of her new single called Swish Swish.

Backpack Kid: Age, Parents, Ethnicity

Backpack Kid was born Russell Horning on December 19, 2001,  in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, United States. As of 2021, he is 19 years old. He is a Sagittarius.

His mother is Anita Redd. He has one younger sister, Jill.

Backpack Kid had taken a dance class for one month but left it since he felt that it was not helpful.

Backpack Kid: Professional Life, Career

Backpack kid first started an Instagram page. He began to post his dance videos on it. In 2014, he also did dance performances in the church camp.

One of his dance videos went viral and this gave him fame and popularity in January 2016.

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.

Backpack Kid launches his debut four-song EP ‘Swag Pack kid’ on his 17th birthday.

His 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.

Backpack Kid
Caption: Backpack Kid Selfie (Source: NPR)

Then after Katy Perry invited him to dance to her new song ‘Swiss Swiss’ on ‘Saturday Night Live in 2017. He created the #IGotSkillsChallenge.

Backpack Kid collaborated on videos with fellow dancers such as Maleo Bowles and Benny Imprint.

He is popular for his unique dance moves which he performed on the show SNL. His signature moves were named flossing or The Russell.

His move became so famous that even athletes on the field performed it during football games. However, ESPN also went on to interview the Backpack kid on it.


Backpack Kid won the Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite Dance Trend. Backpack received an award for Best in Dance.

Backpack Kid: Net Worth, Salary

Backpack Kid has an estimated net worth of around $1.2 million as of 2022. As an American dancer, he earns around $23,044 US and above.

He has done commercials for the checker’s $ 1 fries campaign.

Backpack Kid earns from his Instagram and Youtube channels as well.

Backpack Meet his Favorite Artists

During the season 42 finale of Saturday Night Live, Katy Perry’s musical appearance became a Twitter moment.

Alongside drag queens and club kids, she staged a vogue dance battle for her “Swish Swish” performance, pulling double duty as a performer and a hype woman.

Backpack Kid: Controversy, Rumors

Backpack Kid sues Fortnite for using his Flossing dance move without asking for permission or paying him.

He sued the Epic Game and Takes Two Interactive for gaming app Fortnite and NBA 2k for allegedly using his dance move floss dance.

It is rumored that one of the gamers’ dance moves Flossin is copied or invented by him.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight

Backpack Kid has blonde hair and brown eyes. His height is 5 feet 10 inches and his weight is 60 kg.

Social Media

The backpack has around 1.6M followers on Instagram, around 7.3k followers on Facebook, and more than 4k followers on Twitter, and about 24k monthly listeners on Spotify.

He has over 465k subscribers on YouTube.


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