Best in the West
Maxim|July - August 2021
TV star, rapper, singer, songwriter, actress and model—Chanel West Coast does it all
By Jordan Riefe. Photography by Josh Ryan

Everyone knows Chanel West Coast and her laugh as the merry underscore to the bro banter of Rob Dyrdek and Steelo Brim on MTV’s Ridiculousness. She’s the trio’s distaff member, always ready with a quippy comment or sunny smile.

“For a long time, Snoop was my favorite guest but we’ve had so many guests that it’s hard to choose just one,” she says about cohosting the insanely-popular internet clip show that features death-defying fails and gag-inducing challenges.

The thing is, Ridiculousness is Chanel’s day job. When she’s not filming, she’s a recording artist and has been since the age of 14, inspired by her father, a New York City DJ back in the day. A protege of Lil ’ Wayne, she’s dropped singles and mixtapes over the years, often collaborating with artists like YG, French Montana, Ty Dolla $ign, Robin Thicke, and Snoop.

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