Katorah Marrero popularly known as Young M.A is a famous New York City -based rapper. She was born on the 3rd of April in 1992 in Brooklyn, New York, USA.
|Name||Katorah Kasanova Marrero|
|Occupation||Rapper, Songwriter, Entrepreneur|
|Relationship Partner||Kaylah Gooden|
|Net Worth||$80K – USD $85k|
|Age||April 3, 1992|
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 was not released until she was 11, spending approximately 10 years behind bars. 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 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. She is American, and currently, her food habit is mix vegetarian & non-vegetarian. She also worships all the Gods and goddesses and also celebrates all the festivals.
What is Her Hobbies?
Young M. A’s hobby is acting. She loves doing acting in movies and show
Career Life of Young M.A
Young M.A raps about many of the same topics as male rappers, such as violence, sexuality, and wealth, and acquisitions. She 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 the Shake Shack and T.J. Maxx. In 2014, she gained notoriety when a Facebook post criticized her song “Brooklyn Chiraq”, a freestyle to Nicki Minaj and G Herbo “ChiRaq”; the song then went viral. The post’s author, pundit Boyce Watkins, said the song promoted “violent, negative, and genocidal energy”, but the controversy expanded Young M.A’s name recognition and brought new listeners to her work.
In 2016, Young M.A released her official debut single, “Ooouuu,” which peaked at number 19 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. In September 2016, the song had nearly 7 million plays on Spotify
In 2016, during an interview with Rolling Stone, Young M.A said Lee Daniels offered her the role of “Betty Bars” on the show Empire. The character and role were made especially for her, but she turned it down, preferring to pursue her career as a rapper on her terms and with her moniker instead of being known first as a fictional character.
In 2018, she directed her first pornographic film, which was a lesbian porn film, produced by Pornhub, titled The Gift.
In 2019, she also appeared in the fourth and final season of Mr. Robot as Peanuts, an employee of criminal Fernando Vera.
In 2020, Young M.A appeared as the first feature on Eminem’s surprise-released album Music to Be Murdered By on the song “Unaccommodating”.
Young M.A Talk on Her Sexuality
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.”As of 2019, she no longer likes to use any kind of label for herself; 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. Nah, bro, I don’t like that.”
In an interview with The Breakfast Club, Young M.A stated that she often felt out of place when she was hiding her sexuality. Her mother would often try to get her to discuss her sexuality, but she would always deny she was a lesbian. She stated that she feared her mother wouldn’t accept her if she came out. In the interview, she said, “I used to be scared to tell my moms, though I knew my moms wasn’t the type of mother to be like ‘Oh, I don’t like you’ or ‘I’m gonna ignore you,’ but part of me still was scared.” Young M.A also said in a different interview, “I was scared to express it to people who are close to me, that was me not accepting it yet, even though I knew deep down in my heart that I liked women.”
When she came out to her family at the age of 18, she saw this as a turning point in her rap career. She also said in an interview with Noisey Raps, “Since I came out officially, that’s when all the girls flopped, that’s when it was a wrap,” she laughed. She also said people “feel her more” because she’s more comfortable. To continue, another time she said, “Once I became myself, the music was a wrap. Music is my expression. Music is my release. Music is my therapy. This is where I’m going to speak about my sexuality. I’ve held it in for so long, now I can express it.”
Marrero revealed that growing up in New York City helped her accept herself and sexuality. The rapper stated, “In New York City, it’s popular. I used to think to myself, man, there’s a lot of gay people out there. And it makes me comfortable, it was like, I can be myself! I used to still try to hide it until it was overwhelming — there were just too [many] girls attracted to me!” However, even though she is open about being a lesbian, she doesn’t want it to define her as an artist.
On September 26, 2009, Young M.A’s brother, Kenneth Ramos, was stabbed to death by his former friend. Young M.A missed school for a month due to depression and mourning, and later underwent therapy to deal with the tragedy.
Philanthropy life of Young M.A
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,” she says. “I got my mother involved because she sadly lost her son, my brother, in 2009 and this is something for her to get into and give her a little relief and meet other mothers who have been in that situation so they’re not alone.” Regarding the vicissitudes of life, Young M.A said, “No matter how much success you have in this life, you still go through those struggles and still go through that pain.”
Young M.A Relationship Life
Young MA took to her Instagram recently and shared pictures and videos featuring her new beau Kaylah Gooden. The rapper even tagged her girlfriend in the posts.
Kaylah is a digital creator and model. she is also an investor. She has over 63,000 followers on IG at the moment and also runs a YouTube channel.
Kaylah, who has over 1,000 YouTube subscribers at the time of writing, makes lifestyle videos on the platform. She has even featured Young MA in her latest YouTube video
Young M.A Television Appearances
Young M.A appears regularly at the end of Vice News Tonight (on HBO) episodes critiquing many genres of music.
She has also appeared on the Wendy Williams Show, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Viceland‘s The Therapist, Snoop Dogg’s GGN, MTV’s Ridiculousness, Hip Hop Squares, Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party, Wild ‘n Out, Safeword, Total Request Live and Mr. Robot.
On October 28, 2019, Young M.A appeared as a guest on Angela Yee’s Lip Service.
Young M.A Net Worth
The Young M.A Estimated Net worth is $80K – USD $85k.