Young M.A is an American rapper, lyricist and YouTube star.
Katorah Kasanova Marrero, better known by her stage name Young M.A (an acronym for Young Me. Always) was born on 3rd April 1992 in Brooklyn, East New York. Not much is known about her family background, however, her mother Latifa is Jamaican, and her father is of Puerto Rican descent.
Young M.A’s father was incarcerated when she was 1 year old and was not released until she was 11. She was raised alongside her brother, Kenneth Ramos. Her family later relocated to Chesterfield, Virginia when she was 7 years old. M.A and her family relocated to Brooklyn when she was 16 years old.
With regards to her education, Young M.A graduated from Sheepshead Bay High School in 2010. Young M.A began to write rhymes in her schoolbooks when she was 10 years old.
Young M.A rose into the limelight following the success of her quadruple-platinum hit single “Ooouuu” which also gained over 300 million YouTube views on the music video.
Young M.A Net Worth
How much is Young M.A worth? Young M.A has a net worth estimated to be $2 million.
Young M.A Relationship
Is Young M.A in a relationship? Is Young M.A dating? Who is Young M.A dating? Young M.A is currently single. She has been rumored to be dating model Mya Yafai after they were spotted together as dressed as Beauty and the Beast at Megan Thee Stallion’s Hottieween party in 2019.
Young M.A was also linked with model Tori Brixx back in 2016, however, nothing has been confirmed.
Young M.A Interesting Facts
- The star is openly gay and knew she was a lesbian even in the first grade.
- Young M.A’s breakout single was “OOOUUU” which went three times platinum and peaked at No. 19 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 5 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts.
- Young M.A has an older brother who was reportedly killed in gang-related violence at age 20. He was stabbed to death by his former friend on September 26, 2009, and Young M.A was 17 years old when he died.
- Young M.A used to work in fast-food restaurants in order to make money.
- Grammy award-winning rapper, 50 Cent is her greatest influence.
- Young M.A turned down a role on the American series, Empire where she could have played the character Freda Gatz.
- Young M.A is still unsigned and an independent artist.