|Plies Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 5 in|
|Date of Birth||July 1, 1976|
Algernod Lanier Washington
Fort Myers, Florida, United States
Plies went to the Fort Myers Senior High School. After graduating, he got admission at Miami University.
After studying at Miami University for two years, he transferred to the University of Central Florida in 1997. However, he didn’t complete his education at this university as well and dropped out soon after.
- Siblings – Ronnell Lawrence Lavatte aka Big Gates (Older Stepbrother) (Rapper)
Plies is signed up with his co-owned record label Big Gates Records, Inc. Group.
Hip hop, trap
Big Gates, Slip-n-Slide, Atlantic Records
5 ft 5 in or 165 cm (Approx)
64 kg or 141 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Plies has dated –
- Brandy Lacole Lyons (2003-2010) – Plies was reported to have started dating Brandy Lacole Lyons in early 2003. In October 2003, Lyons gave birth to a baby boy Nijier Lanier Washington at the University Community Hospital in Tampa. They ended their relationship in 2010.
- Lira Galore (2014–2015) – Plies was reported to be a rebound for glamour model Lira Galore in 2014, who had just separated from Drake. Their relationship became public knowledge in April 2015 when they shared pictures of them posing in front of the Christmas tree on their respective Instagram accounts from the same hotel in Rome.
- Angela Yee (2015) – Plies started going out with radio personality Angela Yee in June 2015. In an interview at The Breakfast Club radio show, he praised Angela for being hardworking and hinted at their possible relationship. He also called Yee as her longtime friend and the only friend in the industry.
Race / Ethnicity
Gold plated front teeth
He is speculated to be wearing a shoe of size 8 (US).
Best Known For
Being an American hip hop recording artist and co-founder of Big Gates Records.
Plies released his first studio album, The Real Testament in August 2007. It reached #2 on Billboard 200.
Plies was first featured in a documentary The Good, the Bad and the Bling in 2007 as himself.
First TV Show
Rapper Plies first appeared in the BET News as himself in 2008.
- Plies started helping out his older brother Big Gates run an independent music label after graduating from high school as he realized life on the streets would only lead to jail.
- Despite his success as a rapper, he never aspired to become one. He first sang a chorus for a single after the original artist couldn’t get it right. After hearing the recording, his brother encouraged him to pursue rapping.
- He took his stage name, Plies from the slang used in his hometown for the big money dealers.
- At the Fort Myers Senior High School, he played in the high school football team as a receiver and defensive back.
- During his high school days, he was declared the best-dressed student of his class and was also named the homecoming king.
- During his stay at Miami University, he played as a wide receiver for Miami Redhawks for 2 years.
- In July 2006, Plies was charged by the authorities with the illegal carrying of a concealed firearm after shooting at the nightclub in Gainesville. Overall, six rounds were fired.
- In January 2017, he was arrested by Florida police authorities for driving under influence. Actually, he had refused to take a blood content test, so got arrested.
- In April 2015, the video of Plies getting attacked by a fan at a concert in Tallahassee went viral. He even released a single titled Dayum! to address the incident.