While most ladies can sing and/or dance, what Young Ma does exceptionally well is rapping. She is an American musician and entrepreneur who became famous in 2016 with her hit single Ooouu. Not only was the song so good, but it also earned her a nomination for several awards and opened up collaboration between Ma and other established musicians in the industry. She was also featured in many leading entertainment magazines, and after her rise in her music career, she was listed on Forbes 30 under 30 in 2018.
In fact, Ma is living a life many aspiring artists dream of like her dream, and it’s obvious that she’s only just getting started. Let’s take a look at the background of this unique musician, learn more about her wealth, her sexuality, and some other interesting facts about the rapper.
Who is Young Ma?
The crooner of Ooouuu was born on April 3, 1992, and was named Katorah Marrero afterward. Records of her birth state that she was born in Brooklyn, New York, as the daughter of Puerto Rican (father) and Jamaican (mother) parents.
Although we do not have complete information about her parents, we do know that her father went to prison when she was only one year old and did not see him until he was released from prison on her 11th birthday. During this time Young’s mother, whose name was given as Latifa, moved with her children to Chesterfield. The main reason for her move was to escape the violent and troubled life in eastern New York City while enrolling her children in a better school.
Our results showed that the young rapper was innate to music even before she began writing rap lyrics. Her mother and uncle rapped occasionally but never ventured out as aspiring artists. This probably explains why the young ma’s mother supported her from the beginning when she realized that her little girl had a talent for music. Latifa bought her daughter’s first karaoke machine, which she used to set up a small music studio in her room.
Over time, Ma grew up to be the leader of a local rap group called Moneymakers. Here she honed her musical skills even further, and after the controversy that followed her mixtape, entitled Brooklyn Chiraq from 2014, she went viral on social media, especially on Facebook, as many people accepted her mix of lyrics.
In 2015, she released a song called Body Bag, which became a YouTube hit, followed by Ooouu, which became an even bigger hit in 2016, rising to 19th place on the US Billboard and receiving RIAA: 3× Platinum. Other singles that have come from her are Walk (2017), Praktice, and PettyWap, both in 2018, and no doubt there will be more to come.
Family: Brother, Girlfriend
Katorah Marrero was raised by her mother together with her older brother Kenneth when her father was in prison. Sadly, her 20-year-old brother was killed in Pennsylvania at the age of 17 in gang violence. This took a toll on the rapist, leaving her severely depressed. Over time, however, she got over it and got back on her feet to resume her career.
The young Ma is a lesbian and speaks out loud. She rapped about it umpteen times in her songs and revealed that she already knew about her sexuality at the age of 9. Given the fact that she is a tomboy, this did not come as a surprise to many people. As a small child, she often preferred to play soccer with boys and hang out with them instead of spending the same time with her fellow girls.
When asked who her girlfriend is, she was rumored to have entered a romantic relationship with model Tori Brixx in 2016. The two were seen in a Snapchat video that Young Ma had made about them at the time and confirmed the rumor that they would meet. However, the attraction that existed between the two soon faded when we learned from several prominent news sources that Tori had dumped Young for a male rapper – Rich The Kidd, who was having divorce problems with his wife Antonette Willis at the time.
It is not yet known that the rapist entered into another relationship.
Young Ma saw her smile on the bench in the short time she was playing music. According to several reputable sources, the young rapper is said to have net assets of about $2 million.
Here are Facts You Need To Know
Before the fame Young Ma worked in a restaurant called Shake Schack.
We know what Young literally means, but Ma has a certain twist. According to Katorah, Ma stands for “Always Me”. She said it was a message to young people to always believe in themselves when pursuing their dreams.
As a child, young Ma grew up under the influence of reggae and hip-hop music, which her mother often played.
The Brooklyn-born rapper stands at a height of 1.65 meters, which is about 5 feet 4 inches. Her weight and other body measurements are currently unknown, but since we all know that she is a tomboy, Young Ma does not fit into the hourglass category. She is far from that.