Backpack Kid Biography: Age, Education, Career

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Russell Horning The Floss Master (born 19 December 2001) better addressed as Backpack Kid is a young talented American dancer, rapper, and social media personality.


Real Facts About Backpack Kid

  • Full Name: Russell Horning
  • Stage Name: Backpack Kid
  • Born: 19 December 2001
  • Age: 21 years old
  • Birth Place: Laurenceville
  • State Of Origin: Georgia
  • Nationality: American
  • Occupation: Dancer • SM Personality
  • Net Worth: N/A


Early Life & Education

Russell Horning was born on 19th December 2001 in Lurenceville in the united states of America.

He was raised by his mom– Anita Redd in Lawrenceville, Georgia. He also has a younger sister called Jill.

Backpack Kid currently focuses on his music and dance career and serves as a role model to many of his peers at Georgia. He once took a dance class but left after a month due to personal reasons.


The wunderkind came into the limelight after posting his dance videos on his Instagram page. In 2016, one of his dance videos went viral, gaining the attention of many music artists and icons in America.

That same year, Rihanna posted his dance moves on her Instagram page which increased his followership.

He also got tagged up to 700,000 times on Instagram a year earlier.

In 2017, he got invited by Katy Perry to dance in her famous song Swiss Swiss on Saturday Night Live. He later went on to create a viral hashtag– #IGotSkillsChallenge before collaborating with fellow dancers Maleo Bowles and Benny Imprint.

His signature move is popularly called Flossing and has been performed by football stars and other athletes. It has also been featured in games and ads in recent times.

Backpack Kid is also a rapper and launched his song Flossing featuring DJ Suede. He also launched his debut four-song EP titled Swag Pack Kid on his 17th birthday.


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