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Who is Bella Poarch? TikTok star's debut single 'Build a B***h' is inspired by her trauma of being bullied

On TikTok, the young crooner has more than 66 million followers while close to 11 million people follow her on Instagram
UPDATED MAY 15, 2021
TikTok star Bella Poarch just dropped her debut single 'Build a B***h' (Instagram @bellapoarch)
TikTok star Bella Poarch just dropped her debut single 'Build a B***h' (Instagram @bellapoarch)

TikTok star Bella Poarch dropped her debut song called ‘Build a B****h’ over the weekend and it has already become the most-watched music video on global YouTube in the past 24 hours with over 10M views. The pop single’s lyrics shed light on women being subjected to various demands regarding their appearance and personality.

The song might be performing really well on the internet but it has a traumatic experience attached to it. This was revealed by the 21-year-old social media star after she appeared on a podcast called 'The CouRage and Nadeshot Show' hosted by the 100 Thieves gaming company's CEO Matt Haag and co-owner Jack Dunlop. The young songstress said her debut single recalled her history of being bullied as a child. Apart from Poarch, the music video guest stars internet personality Rachell Hofstetter aka Valkyrae and former porn star Mia Khalifa. The video shows their floating heads attached to doll-like bodies that are up for customization and purchase.


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Who is Bella Poarch?

Bella Poarch is a popular social media star who has carved a niche for herself on social media platforms such as TikTok and Instagram. On TikTok, the young crooner has more than 66M followers while close to 11M people follow her on Instagram. She first rose to fame with her short TikTok videos. She went viral with her lip-sync to Millie B's ‘M to the B’, which is currently TikTok's most-liked video.

Speaking during her most recent appearance on the podcast with Hofstetter and Mia Khalifa, she recalled how childhood bullying was the inspiration behind her debut song. “Growing up I used to get bullied and stuff, how I look like,” adding “I wanted my first song to have a good meaning to it and to help a lot of people just to be more confident about themselves.” Poarch also took to her official Twitter account to shed light on the significance of her new single.

“This song isnt just any song. it means the world to me. my whole life no one has ever believed in me. i just had to believe in myself. but now i have you guys. and i’m so grateful. more than you'll ever know. and thats why i wanted to share it with you. thanks for believing in me.” Speaking  of her track ‘Build a B****h’, the chorus goes: “This ain't Build-A-B***h (A b***h), You don't get to pick and choose, Different a** and bigger b**bs/ If my eyes are brown or blue, This ain't Build-A-B***h (A b***h), I'm filled with flaws and attitude/ So if you need perfect, I'm not built for you (Yeah).”



Interesting facts about Bella Poarch

Poarch is young and talented and enjoys a massive fan following on social media. However, despite being super active on leading social media platforms, there are a few interesting facts which you might not be aware of. The first one being Poarch is a US Navy veteran. According to the website Pop Buzz, the TikTok superstar got herself enlisted in the Navy in 2017 but left the service after serving for three years.

Though Poarch rarely talks about her family on social media, she had once revealed that she was adopted. This was while playing the “2 Truths & a Lie Challenge” on TikTok. And, it is believed that she has multiple tattoos in order to cover her scars from her childhood abuse. Talking about her tattoos, Bella Poarch had earlier apologized for her Rising Sun tattoo. The Rising Sun is considered offensive by many Koreans who see it as a symbol of Japanese militarism and colonial rule. In September 2020, she took to her Twitter to apologize for the same saying, “I apologize to Koreans because 6 months ago I got a tattoo of the red sun with 16 rays. At that time, I didn’t know the history. But when I found out, I immediately had it covered and scheduled for removal. I am ashamed of myself for not doing my research. I sincerely apologize.”




‘I feel like you get hate for nothing’

As soon as Poarch’s song hit the internet, several fans thronged to Twitter to extend their support to her. One said, “Before i became a fan, some of my friends told me i shouldn't like bella, that there was nothing special bout her. Lol i didnt listen and now she's one of my sources of happiness, she's an amazing person that deserves all the love and positity. I am grateful to you bella.” Another posted, “This made me cry cause I relate so heavily to this so grateful for any amount of support and love I can get in my life because I generally feel like I'm on my own. I'm glad you have found a place for yourself to get that kind of support and love!”
The next one tweeted, “Most of the time all we need is someone to encourage us to start believing in ourselves to finally do something we really want to do. I'm glad you found that someone. Stay happy, Bella.” One added, “Bella, I feel like you get hate for nothing. Keep doing you and I fucking loved the song. It was meaningful and empowering to women because there are so many people who do want to build “the perfect” girl. BUT FUCK EM BC WE ALL GORGEOUS.”