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|Net worth||$2 million|
|Source of wealth||Rapper|
|Date of Birth||April 3, 1992|
Young M.A Net Worth
Katorah Hortense Marrero better known by her stage name Young M.A, is an American rapper and entrepreneur who has a net worth is $2 million. The abbreviation in her stage name, “M.A” (stylized without a period after the “A”) stands for “Me Always.”
Katorah Marrero was born on April 3, 1992, in Brooklyn, New York. Her mother is Jamaican, and her father is Puerto Rican. Her father was incarcerated when she was 1 and spent approximately 10 years behind bars and was not released until she was 11.
With the absence of her father, Young M.A grew close to her brother, Kenneth Ramos, and her mother. When Marrero was 7, her mother decided to relocate to Chesterfield, Virginia, as it provided better school facilities and also her children would remain away from the violence of East New York. In Virginia, she started to play tackle football.
When she was 10, Young M.A started to write rhymes in her schoolbooks. Her mother encouraged her and purchased a karaoke machine, which M.A would set up as a makeshift studio in her closet. In 2010, she graduated from Sheepshead Bay High School
Young M.A raps about many of the same topics as male emcees, such as violence, sexuality, and wealth and acquisitions. The rapper stated, “this industry is male-dominated, we can’t pretend that it’s not. So when you do make it as a female, you feel more honored, because the guys take over so much.”
When she was a child, Young M.A exhibited a passion for music. When she began seriously focusing on music as an adult, she self-funded a recording studio with local record producers while working at Shake Shack and T.J. Maxx.
She first gained widespread recognition with the release of the quadruple-platinum hit single “Ooouuu”, breaking the top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100, boasting over 300 million YouTube views on the music video.
After the success of her debut single, Young M.A was nominated for BET and MTV Artist of the Year and Female Hip-Hop Artist of the Year awards. She began appearing on magazine covers.
She has been featured in global ad campaigns for Google Pixel 2, Beats By Dre and Pandora. She has appeared on a variety of television shows and performed alongside Alicia Keys on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
In 2018, Young M.A was featured on the Forbes 30 Under 30, the same year she launched the KWEENZ Foundation with her mother. Young M.A has also received a proclamation from New York City
Young M.A has been open about her sexual orientation in her music throughout her career. During an interview with the Breakfast Club, she stated that she has liked girls since the first grade.
She told Vogue that coming out was an important point in her artistic development, stating “I held in being sexually attracted to women for so long that once I got that out of me, the music became easy.”
Young M.A said in a YouTube video that not only was she proud of being different, but also proclaimed that it’s not about who you are or what your sexual orientation is — it’s about making music to bring people closer together and to feel the beat running through their skin.
As of 2019, she no longer self-identifies as a lesbian. When Jason Lee of Hollywood Unlocked asked Young M.A about her orientation, the rapper stated, “No, I’m Young M.A . . . . We don’t do no labels. I just wouldn’t date a guy.
Young M.A is the founder of the KWEENZ Foundation. KWEENZ foundation “helps those residing in her East New York neighborhood overcome the grief and trauma that comes with the loss of a loved one.” “It’s for women and for men—Kings and Queens…KWEENZ,”.
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