Ian Connor is an American model, celebrity stylist, fashion designer, and entrepreneur, who is associated with the A$AP Mob and is a self-avowed ‘King of the Youth.’
Age, Early Life, Education Background
Connor was born under the Capricorn zodiac sign on 2 January 1993, in New York City, USA, which makes him 28 years old as of 2021. He was raised together with his brother, Kendell Boyce, by his mother in his hometown before they moved to Atlanta, Georgia when he was nine years old. Ian has kept his parents’ names under the wraps; according to sources, his mother worked as a homemaker and his father was a serviceman.
During an interview in 2015, Connor revealed that he didn’t know who his father was, and also stated that he doesn’t get along well with his mother, who doesn’t understand what he does for a living, but added that he remains close to her and that he loves her very much. Ian went back to New York when he was 18 years old, after spending nine years in Atlanta.
According to sources, Ian went for his primary school education at a local private school but dropped out in ninth grade.
Connor is a dog lover, and had previously kept a pet dog but whose name is unknown.
He likes listening to rap music, playing video games, and surfing the internet whenever he’s not working.
Ian also likes traveling and has toured many US states.
The fashion designer is a gambler, and has revealed that he finds smoking marijuana on a frequent basis quite relaxing.
When he was 18 years old, Ian started a blog on Tumblr micro-blogging platform, which caught the public eye with his “L3NF” line of sweatshirts and t-shirts; shortly afterwards, his fan base skyrocketed, gaining him some recognition. He worked with Glyn Brown at the initial stages of his career, and soon afterwards partnered with American designer Will Fry to work on clothing lines worn by several famous entertainers, including Left Brian and Trinidad James.
He was subsequently featured in several trendy streetwear brand collections such as Rhude, Stussy, and Bape.
Ian made his career breakthrough when he joined the A$AP Mob, an association of New York-based rappers, music video directors, designers and record producers, which was formed in 2006, and became the first personality to be recruited to AWGE creative collective by A$AP Rocky. His increasing fame saw him being contracted to work as a stylist for several popular American celebrities, including the TV personality Kylie Jenner, and renowned rapper Wiz Khalifa.
While working for the A$AP Mob, Ian was introduced to Kanye West, who hired him as his Yeezy Collection Collective Consultant. During this time, Ian also promoted Mishka’s Yeezy Collection brand, and subsequently collaborated with many other brands, including Pink Dolphin, FourTwoFour, and Emotionally Unavailable.
Ian has modelled for several personalities too, including Astrid Andersen, Midnight Studios (established by Shane Gonzalez), and Bape; he also featured in Drake’s OVO brand’s lookbook. In addition to his modelling and designing career, Connor manages Playboi Carti, a 24-year-old American-born rapper, who comes from his hometown of Atlanta.
Ian is very active on social media, with a solid fan base on Instagram and Facebook, and uses his official handles to promote popular brands such as Nike and Supreme.
Personal Life and Jailing
Ian is currently dating Raven Tracy, the founder of Body by Raven Tracy, and a famous Freedom Models Agency supermodel.
He proposed to her on her birthday in 2019 – there were rumours that Connor popped the question only because he was about to go to jail, but he denied the allegations through a tweet on 28 June 2019 stating that: ‘I did not propose to Tracy because I’m being imprisoned. I proposed to her because everybody knows… I’m in love with her and it was her birthday.’
In 2019, Ian was charged with illegal possession of two firearms, and was sentenced to serve a 12-months jail term. The Los Angeles Superior Court also found him guilty of negligently discharging a firearm, and so he was also ordered to serve a three-year formal probation.
Rumors and Controversies
Connor has also been indicted for sexual assault; according to one of the victims, a student from Emory University, Ian raped her on 5 October 2014.
Her accusation was investigated by Atlanta-based law enforcement officers, and following her allegations, a few other women came out to publicly claim that they had also been raped by Ian. During an interview with The Daily Beast, Amber Rose stated that 20 women had also gone to her to report that Connor had assaulted them sexually. Some of these women include Malika, who had filed a sexual battery report against him.
Jean Deaux, a musical artist based in Chicago, also accused Ian of the same offence, stating that she first met him on Instagram, and after exchanging a few direct messages, they shared their contact information and eventually met briefly in Chicago during a concert. According to her, they made plans to meet again for shopping a week later – she wanted him to meet her in the SoHo neighborhood in New York.
However, Ian failed to show up, and as she was preparing to go back to Chicago, she received a ‘phone call from him. He sounded distressed, and told her that he’d been beaten up and shot by A$AP Mob members, and asked her to meet him in Manhattan, where they would spend some time before they went shopping. When Deaux met him, she followed him to what looked like a motel, and according to her report, this is where she was raped. However, Ian denied Deaux’s allegations through a tweet, and despite all these allegations, he hasn’t been arrested or charged with rape.
Height, Weight, and Body Measurements
Ian is of the Afro-American ethnicity, has a slim physique, is 5ft 6ins (1.68m) tall, and weighs approximately 145lbs (65kgs). He has long black dreadlocks and black eyes, and wears shoes size 8 (UK). Ian has inked very many tattoos on his body, and is obsessed with jewelry – he’s often seen wearing heavy gold chains.
Ian has worked with many reputable brands and prominent artists, and has earned considerable fame in the fashion industry. He’s been featured in many magazines including “EXIT Magazine issue 32” and “25 under 25: The Young Leaders of Style” by Complex Magazine.
As of 2021, Ian’s net worth is estimated at over $1 million.