Facts of Benjamin Christopher Flores Jr.
|Full Name:||Benjamin Christopher Flores Jr.|
|Age:||18 years 0 months|
|Birth Date:||July 24, 2002|
|Best Match for Marriage:||Sagittarius, Gemini, Aries|
|Birth Place:||Memphis, Tennessee, United States|
|Father's Name:||Benjamin Flores, Sr.|
|Mother's Name:||Tyisha Hampton|
|Height / How tall? :||5 feet 0 inches (1.52m)|
|Net Worth:||$0.2 Million dollars|
|Eye Color:||Dark Brown|
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Lil’ P-Nut whose real name is Benjamin Flores Jr. has made a name for himself at such a young age in acting and music. He does not belong to a family of entertainers or musicians. In spite of that, Lil’ P-Nut managed to be so successful at such a young age. He is good at wordplay and his talent could not be hidden for long. His climb to success was rapid.
Let us retrace his journey from the time that he was a normal school-going boy in Memphis, Tennessee.
Lil’ P-Nut’s birth and early growing years before fame
Lil’ P-Nut is the name that he has taken after fame. He was born as Benjamin Flore Jr. on 24 July 2002 in Memphis, Tennessee, the USA. His father is Benjamin Flores Sr. His mother is called Tyisha Hampton.
Little Benjamin used to rap at school but his father never used to think much of it. Talking about those days, Benjamin Flores Sr. said:
“I didn’t think much about his rapping until people started saying ‘He’s amazing.’ Then we put him in the New Daisy Theatre Talent Show (at age 5) and he won first place.”
Lil’ P-Nut has an older sister called Melissa and the family is of African-American origins. They were located at Memphis but later shifted to Burbank, California for Lil’ P-Nut’s career. His family is extremely supportive of his ventures and assists him in all the ways they can.
Lil’ P-Nut was studying at Georgia Avenue Elementary School but after he got busy with his career, he is now being homeschooled.
His talent and Career
Lil’ P-Nut is gifted with the art and skill of rapping. While at school, he used to rap about many things. His raps were original and on the beat. Though he has got an adorable and child-like face, his wordplay is more mature. Lil’ P-Nut states:
“I have rhythm, that’s why the kids can feel what I’m saying,”
He used to post a lot of stuff on YouTube and also perform in barber shops and talent shows. ‘He had also done a commercial for ‘It’s All Good Auto Sales’. At the age of 5, Lil’ P-Nut won the ‘New Daisy Theater Talent Show’. He was interviewed by the local Memphis Fox 13 channel. His Memphis agent Marcus Shaw said:
“I got all these phone calls from people saying, ‘You ‘gotta hear this rapper,’ I just ignored them. What was I going to do with a 7-year-old rapper? One day, someone put Lil’ P-Nut on the phone. He rapped about God and education. I had him come to see me in Atlanta two days later.”
Impressed by him, Marcus called up Meda Leacock in New York who later became Lil’ P-Nut’s New York agent. Ellen DeGeneres also invited him on her show.
He made his first original rap ‘You Might Be the One for Me’ which was highly appreciated by all. Everyone found him very charming. If one talks to him, he sounds like an adult but when he is with children of his age, he behaves like them. This flexibility is amazing.
Acting roles too come along!
He started also getting offers for acting. He won the role of Atticus, a rapping penguin in the film ‘Happy Feet 2’. He also bagged a role in the popular TV sitcom ‘Are We There Yet?’ His breakthrough characters were in Nickelodeon series ‘The Haunted Hathaways’ and ‘The Thundermans’.
He has also been cast in ‘Ride Along’, ‘Santa Hunters’, ‘One Crazy Cruise’, and ‘Henry Danger’. In 2016, he has also lent his voice to a character in ‘Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie’. He also is one of the characters in ‘Game Shakers’.
He is also a good dancer. Lil’ P-Nut has achieved a lot of fame at such a young age due to his talent and hard work. We do wish him the best in his future and work!