Born Ariana Renee, she is known as arii on musical.ly, where she more than 6 million fans and over 200 million hearts. She is also popular on Instagram, with over 2.8 million followers. She is close friends with fellow musical.ly star Baby Ariel and the two frequently collaborate on videos.
She got started on musical.ly in May of 2015 and was first featured on the app the following month. She has been a cheerleader.
She developed an entrepreneurial spirit at a young age, owning a record label and a clothing line as a teenager. After her fame grew on social media, she launched a nail polish line.
Her mom is from New York and Cuba. Her father's family is Nicaraguan. She has a younger sister who is almost a decade younger.