Buying fake IDs and getting into bars are priorities for most adolescents. But when Elle King was a teen, she didn't just do it to party — she did it to perform.
"I played my first show in New York when I was 16," she tells The Post. Her mother, model-turned-doula London King, "found my fake IDs and would cut them up, but I would get another one. Finally, she just said, 'Fine, I'm coming with you' . . . to make sure I didn't drink!"
By the sound of her whiskey- and nicotine rasp, King, 25, hasn't kept completely away from vice. But it certainly helps bring home her love of rock and blues on her recently released debut, "Love Stuff."
Her mom remains King's biggest fan, but less prominent in her life is her father, comic Rob Schneider. The "Saturday Night Live" alum married London King in Vegas in 1988, but they divorced two years later.
Such parentage didn't serve King well in her teens. "I had a beautiful mother and a famous father, and I didn't know where I fit in," she recalls. That, combined with her rebellious personality, meant her personal troubles continued into adulthood. "I moved to Los Angeles for a year when I was 20 and I was hell on wheels!"
Now settled in Brooklyn, King refuses to talk about Schneider, saying only that "we just want the best for each other." She's more effusive about her stepdad, Justin Tesa, who turned her on to music.
"He taught me how to play guitar," she says. "He sends me music to listen to. I call him Daddy J!"