Zack Bia’s Instagram page shows off his expensive clothing and luxury cars, but who is he and why is he famous?
Zack Bia is a DJ, promoter, and online influencer who is known for his high profile friends. He first began meeting his famous acquaintances when he had a chance encounter with Fetty Wap.
Find out more about Zack Bia below.
Who Is Zack Bia?
Zack Bia was born in New York in the 1990s. His mother was French and the family often visited Paris.
His mother, he says, was “Super rock and roll,” and would teach him and his younger brothers about rappers including Tupac.
Bia says, however, that the family was not wealthy. His parents divorced during his childhood and he moved to Los Angeles, where he would attend high school.
He attended college at USC while also working a part-time job at clothing store Abercrombie & Fitch to help support himself financially.
How Did He Become Famous?
Bia is certainly well known, but the truth about what exactly he does has been questioned. In an interview with GQ, he revealed a little more about how he first began mixing with celebrities.
In celebration of his 19th birthday, Bia went to a club called ‘Hooray Henry’s’ with some friends when rapper Fetty Wap happened to arrive at the same club.
Hearing that Bia was in the club for his birthday, Fetty Wap invited him and his friends to hang out with him. “I’m at a table, drinking with Fetty…For me, it’s so surreal,” he recalls of the evening.
One of the club’s promoters mistook Bia for one of Fetty Wap’s entourage and asked for his number. “For the next month or so, a couple of times a week, this kid was hitting me up,” he explains.
He and his friends would accept invites to events, with the promoter still assuming they were friends of the rapper. Eventually, another promoter offered Bia cash to promote their club, an opportunity he quickly took.
“I thought of it as an avenue, as a way for me to start my first hustle,” he says.
Soon, he was approached by John Terzian, the owner of another club, to help draw in crowds. “A lot of people get into this business for girls or drugs…He’s in it for the work,” Terzian says of Bia.
The club started to be frequented by famous faces, including Kardashians and music royalty such as Rihanna. “Everyone started showing up,” he explains.
In the meantime, his Instagram following was starting to gain traction. “I was sort of accidentally building up my Instagram,” he says, “I was just posting outfits and stuff.”
Bia struck up a friendship with Drake, and the two became close. “I consider him a big brother,” he says of the music superstar.
The relationship is not one-sided. In 2017, Drake shared a photo of the two on his Instagram and mentions him on the track ‘No Stylist’, a collaboration with French Montana.
Bia now features regularly in Drake’s images.
Drake is not the only high profile person that Bia counts among his friends. He’s known to spend time with the Kardashians, and in January 2020, was even rumored to be dating Kylie Jenner.
In 2017, he became one half of a high profile couple when he dated singer Madison Beer. Their relationship was questioned a few months on after the two were pictured having an argument outside a club, but they soon reunited.
With rumors of a split circulating, Beer appeared to confirm the news in March 2019 when she tweeted “Single Madison thrives.”
In a step away from DJing and club promotion, Bia started his own record label, Field Trip. Though the label may not yet have the prestige of the more established names in the industry, Bia’s connections make Field Trip an attractive option to young musicians.
“We sort of have these unfair hacks,” he explains, “Access to people and to parties.”