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Eric Whitney, professionally known as Ghostemane, is an American rapper and singer-songwriter. He is the current fiancé of Poppy.

Early Life

Whitney was born on April 15th, 1991 in Lake Worth, Florida. When Whitney was a teenager, he had been interested in hardcore punk music and performed in several bands such as Nemesis and Seven Serpents.[1] During his time with Nemesis, a bandmate of Whitney's had introduced him to Memphis rap,[2] sparking his interest in rap.

Musical Career

In 2015, Whitney moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue his musical career. He had been associated with various musical groups such as Schemaposse and Suicideboys. In 2018, he released an album titled N/O/I/S/E which was influenced by industrial rock, nu metal, Metallica, Marilyn Manson and Nine Inch Nails.

Relationship with Poppy

Poppy had met Ghostemane at the Reading Leeds Festival in Leeds, United Kingdom on August 24th, 2019. They had performed on the same stage on the same day.

In November 2019, Poppy and Ghostemane frequently posted pictures of each other on their Instagram stories. On November 27th, 2019, Ghostemane posted a picture of him and Poppy holding hands. On December 3rd, 2019, he confirmed with several Poppy fans in Instagram direct messages that he and Poppy were dating.[3][4]

Currently, they frequently post activities with each other on their Instagram stories.

Engagement

On July 8th, 2020, Ghostemane proposed to Poppy after 9 months of dating.[5] After mass fan speculation that the two were engaged, Poppy confirmed the following day on Twitter that she and Ghostemane were engaged.[6] The wedding date has yet to be announced. Poppy changed her legal surname to "Pereira-Whitney" following the engagement.[7]

Gallery

The Ghostemane gallery can be found here.

Trivia

  • Poppy has attended one of his live concerts.[8]
  • He attended Poppy's album release party for I Disagree.
  • During a 2020 Reddit AMA, Poppy was asked if she liked black metal, to which she responded "I like ghostemane."[9]
  • He makes a cameo appearance in Poppy's video "DIY Magazine Look with Poppy". He appears in a photo from the DIY Magazine photoshoot that is shown in the video, although his face is hidden.
  • His cats Kiki and Damien are Pi's adoptive siblings.

References

  1. https://stayloud.skullcandy.com/stories/ghostemane/
  2. https://www.stereogum.com/1962120/thanks-to-ghostemane-industrial-and-metal-are-rap-now/franchises/status-aint-hood/
  3. https://twitter.com/ExposingSeeds/status/1201876084192616451/photo/1
  4. https://twitter.com/ExposingSeeds/status/1201859119336042496
  5. Poppyengagementring

    Poppy's engagement ring.

  6. https://twitter.com/poppy/status/1281383703340625921
  7. https://www.accessonline.com/articles/youtuber-poppy-hints-that-shes-engaged-to-eric-ghoste
  8. https://twitter.com/poppyupdate/status/1199480257784557568
  9. https://www.reddit.com/r/popheads/comments/emutlq/poppy_i_disagree_ama/fdraib2/
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