M'Pete grew up in the middle class area Akerhus not far from Oslo. His father was motor mechanic. One memorable incident from his early adolescence was that he tried smoking pine needles in a makeshift bong. Smoking it made him so nauseus that he threw up and was ill for days. He has never touched marijuana since.

Another childhood incident was that he went on a friends flying fox and the rope snapped. He fell a few metres and broke his arm. He had to be in plaster for over a month.