Young M.A is an American rapper known for her single “Ooouuu,” which reached top 20 on the Billboard Top 100. Her name is an abbreviation of “Me, Always” and the letter A does not have a period even though the M does have one. She worked with Eminem, Beats By Dre, Jimmy Fallon, as well as many other prominent figures in the hip-hop and entertainment industry. All these and more helped grow Young M.A net worth to what it is today.
Celebrity Name: Young M.A
Real Name: Katorah Marrero
Birth Date: April 3, 1992
Current Age: 28
Birth Place: Brookyln, New York, USA
Ancestry: Puerto Rican, Jamaican
Parents: Latasha Blackman, father’s name unknown
Sibling/s: Kenneth, Quin, Davon
Height: 5’4″ (1.65m)
Weight: 123 lbs (56kg)
Sexual Orientation: Lesbian
Relationship Status: Single
Dated: Ariana Fletcher, Bernice Burgos, Tori Brixx
Young M.A Net Worth 2020: $2 million
Right from the start, Young M.A was born in an underprivileged situation when her Puero Rican father was imprisoned. Her Jamaican mother Latasha Blackman had to make ends meet and raise her kids as a single mother living in New York. When Young M.A was seven years old, the mother decided to move to Chesterfield, Virginia. This is because she does not want the whole family to be exposed to violence that led to the incarceration of their father.
Seeing that there was no father figure in the family, Young M.A grew and became closer to her brother Kenneth. She started rapping at an early age of nine and was fond of writing rhymes. Because of this, her mother encouraged her and gave her a karaoke machine as a gift. Young M.A turned it into a makeshift studio where she can practice her rhymes. She enrolled and graduated at Sheepshead Bay High School in 2010.
The Music of Young M.A
Perhaps one of her earlier rapping projects was in the rap group Money Makers. With the help of that group and by doing other minor jobs, she made enough money to establish her own recording studio.
BROOKLYN was the first song she produced and released from that studio. Unfortunately, it was not met with the enthusiasm she expected. Some critics did not like the song because the lyrics were promoting black violence and negativity.
Come 2015 a year later, Young M.A. launched her debut M.A The Mixtape and it got favorable reviews this time around. Later on the same year, she released her second mixtape called Sleepwalking. One might think that the rapper had it figured out by now but she still wasn’t making enough – at least, not the Young M.A net worth she is comfortably sitting on right now.
It was not until 2016 when she finally gained massive success and popularity. That is all thanks to her hit single Ooouuu. It was such a huge hit that the music video of the song on her YouTube channel garnered 312 million views. The song made it to the top 19 of the US Billboard Hot 100 charts.
Challenges of a Female Rapper
Young M.A is open about her sexuality being lesbian. In many interviews, she shared that she has always liked girls ever since she was in first grade. She just would not date a guy and does not see herself dating one anytime soon. However, she also makes it clear that she does not want people to know her merely as a lesbian or a female rapper.
Katorah also revealed that it was difficult to talk to her mother about it at first. She knew that her mother is not the type who will dislike her if she does. But that does not mean she isn’t scared. She mustered the courage and finally came out as lesbian when she was 18 years of age. It was no surprise that her family was happy and accepted her for who she is.
In terms of her romantic relationships, Young M.A does a pretty good job at keeping her dating life private. One of her many romantic partners was Tori Brixx, an American professional model and Instagram star. It’s not a shock to anyone because someone with a Young M.A. net worth can or deserves to date a model. Later, the Instagram model was found in the arms of another rapper named Rich the Kid. This fueled rumors that Young M.A and Tori broke up.
What is Young M.A net worth and what is she doing now?
The American rapper is still pumping out plenty of impressive rap songs and more are coming. Many are anticipating her debut album based on how her other works are successful. Her freestyles “I Get The Bag” and “Who Run it” has over a million views and streams. The same is true for her latest single “Walk” with over 20 million. “BIG” is her most recent song and was out since June 28, 2019. She also worked with Eminem in the song “Unaccommodating” included in his “Music To Be Murdered By” album.
She got nominations for Artist of the Year and Female Hip-Hop Artist of the Year from BET and MTV music awards. Young M.A also appeared in many magazine covers, highlighting her unique fashion and lifestyle. She worked with big brand names like Beats By Dre, Google Pixel 2, and Pandora. She was also invited as guests in many TV shows such as The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Back in 2009, Young M.A lost her dear brother and was overwhelmed with grief. Because of that traumatic experience, she founded the KWEENZ foundation. It helps people living in the East New York in dealing with a loss of a loved one. “Kweenz” is a combination of Kings and Queens because the foundation is for everyone, regardless of gender. She also shared that just because one is successful does not mean they do not go through pain.
All these and more help Young M.A net worth grow to $2 million.
Inspirational Quote from Young M.A
“I hear from all different people, not just people like me, or lesbians. It be straight people, it be grown men, it be grown women, people that have been sick or depressed that say, ‘Oh, you made me want to go do what I want to do for myself and chase my dreams.’ That’s my purpose.”