YG net worth: Keenon Daequan Ray Jackson, who goes by YG, is a rapper with a net worth of $7 million dollars. Here are 10 things every YG fan should know.
1. YG’s birthday is March 9, 1990. He was born and raised in Compton, California. With his dad locked up for tax fraud, his mom did her best to keep YG out of trouble, but it wasn’t enough. At 16, YG joined the Bloods gang. That’s where he got his name—YG stands for “Young Gangster.”
2. It was a tough way to come up. “I was a bad, bad kid. I was f*cking up in school. Everything everyone talks about, the shootings, the gangbanging, the different colors and all that, that’s how it is,” he explained. “My family was always trying to keep me out of the hood. My mom moved us out of Compton, but I went back ’cause it was all I knew. I’d be hanging out, doing crazy sh*t, gangbanging, robbing. I was doing residential burglaries, breaking into people’s houses, and I went to jail for that. Even when I got signed, I was still hanging out, gangbanging in Compton, going to jail.”
3. YG won’t use the letter C. This is because his rival gang, the Crips, starts with a C. So any C-word, he’ll change the C to a B—in honor of the Bloods. For instance, “What’s crackin’?” becomes “What’s brackin’?”
4. In June of 2015, YG was shot three times in the hip while at a recording studio. He was treated at a local hospital and back in the studio the very next day. Unlike 6ix9ine, he refused to cooperate with authorities.
5. Outside of his own music, YG makes money through his label, 4Hunnid Records. 4Hunnid stands for “forever one hundred.” They have turned it into a lifestyle brand as well, with merchandise, high-end clothing and more. YG has also made a short film and dabbled in acting.
6. His motto is: always stay dangerous. “One of the reasons I know how to handle my business is because I know I can’t rely on rap,” he said. “I came into this game in a f*cked deal, and I didn’t get the money I was supposed to get. The kids that are coming up now know a lot more than I did on this business sh*t, and the times are different. You just need to make sure you don’t get taken advantage of.” He realizes: the more he diversifies his income, the more secure his bag will be in the future.
7. If YG had to give aspiring artists one piece of advice, it would be this: “Being true to yourself in rap is mandatory, brother. Like, I mean, being true to yourself—I don’t know how you can live your life any other way, you’re gonna be a confused individual. It’s only right to be yourself, stay true to yourself, do what you do. I was always myself, I never gave a f*ck about what anyone else was talking about. I just did me, I just stayed reckless, and did what I needed to do.”
8. YG has been criticized for his edgy lyrics. For example, some say his track “Meet the Flockers” glorifies cultural violence and, more specifically, encourages listeners to burglarize Chinese homes. In 2017, three men arrested for a string of burglaries in the San Fernando Valley had said that their robberies were, in fact, inspired by that song.
9. Fun facts: the first thing YG does in the morning is check Instagram. Favorite drink? Double shot of tequila. Guilty pleasure? Porn. Favorite emoji? The red 100, of course. (Which he always posts four of.) Favorite animal? Pit bull. Food? Chicken. (Although he’s also experimented with a vegan diet.) Movie? Friday. Height? YG stands five-feet-ten-inches tall.
10. YG used to date pop singer Kehlani. She broke up with him after looking through his phone and discovering he was cheating on her. YG has two daughters with Catelyn Sparks.
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