17 December 1988 (age 30)
New York, New York, United States
Jessi (제시) born December 17, 1988, also known as Jessica H.O. is a South Korean–American singer, rapper, and member of the hip-hop trio Lucky J under P NATION. She was born in New York, raised in New Jersey, and moved to Korea at the age of 15. In 2003 Jessica H.O successfully auditioned for Doremi media and moved to Korea aged 15. In 2005, Jessi released her first single album Get Up. In 2006, she was featured in the album Testimony by Uptown. In 2009, Jessi released her second single album The Rebirth. However in the summer of 2006, screenshots from her MySpace account insulting the popular soloist BoA were released. This led to her 5 year hiatus from the kpop industry. In 2013 Jessica H.O returned with fresh controversy as news about an alleged assault surface. In 2014, after a 5-year hiatus, she returned as a member of Lucky J with rapper J’Kyun and vocalist J-Yo. That year, Lucky J released the digital single "Can You Hear Me?". On December 31, Jessi did a collaboration stage with Ailee and Sistar member Hyolyn. The trio performed the song Bang Bang at MBC Gayo Daejejeon, with Jessi doing the rap verse. In 2015, Jessi was part of the variety show Unpretty Rapstar, a spin-off of the program Show Me The Money. Unpretty Rapstar is a female rappers survival program. The show consists of a single-elimination competition through rap performances. Jessi was the first runner up in the show. Jessi featured in JYP's track "Who’s Your Mama?" and its music video, which were released in April 2015. She was also a guest on various popular South Korean variety shows, including Running Man and Happy Together. Jessi released the digital single, "SSENUNNI" on September 15.
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