An American rapper and actor, YG released his debut single, “Toot It and Boot It” in 2009, which peaked at number 67 on the Billboard Hot 100. YG Net Worth also soared. YG released the second single, titled “I Want a Benz” featuring rappers Nipsey Hussle and 50 Cent in 2015. Continue reading for more details.
He then released the singles “Left, Right” and “Who Do You Love?” featuring Drake, leading up to the release of his debut studio album.
Early Life and Biography
YG was born on 9th March 1990 in Compton, California. He was named Keenon Daequan Ray Jackson which he later changed to his stage name – YG. There is no information about his educational status.
YG is reportedly single. He was previously in a relationship with a lady named Catelyn. His ex-girlfriend reportedly bashed him on Instagram.
However, she later claimed that she was hacked, but the hacker did give the public the information that she is pregnant and YG is the father.
The couple had dated for a couple of years, but infidelity arose when Catelyn cheated on him. Shocked by the news of his ex-girlfriend is pregnant, he even suggested abortion. YG asked her for a blood test to confirm if he’s the real father.
The ex-couple has a daughter together who was born in 2015. According to a source, she separated from him in 2014 while she was still pregnant.
YG has been at the center of shooting incidents. On January 25, 2012, shots were fired during the filming of YG’s music video I’m a Thug.
The police shut down and closed the set. On June 12, 2015, YG was shot one time that created three separate wounds in the hip at a recording studio in Studio City, California.
Career and Fame
He also got a chance to appear in a remix video of his album with 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg and Ty Dolla $ign. YG revealed that he would release his debut album named My Krazy Life, through Def Jam Recordings.
The single of the album named My Nigga was released and peaked at the number 19 on the US Billboard Hot 100.
Another single Left, Right, of the album was released which too was hugely popular. The third single of the album Who Do You Love? which featured Drake, was released on March 2014.
YG is also the co-founder of the record label named Pu$haz Ink, which has been opened with DJ Mustard and Ty Dolla $ign. It was used only as a promotional tool initially but with the rise in fame of the record name, it was made an official record.
The record label includes members like RJ, Reem Riches, Slim 400 and Tee Cee too. DJ Mustard is the in-house producer of the label.
The filming of YG’s music video named I’m a Thug caused controversy as he was fired in the hip on the 12th of June, at the recording studio in Studio City, California.
It has been known that YG has established both a name for him and has made his record label a huge success by collaborating with other DJ’s and rappers including Drake, Young Jeezy, Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill.
YG Net Worth
As of July 2020, the estimated net worth of YG is more than $5 million. He started his career by doing several odd jobs. Soon he ventured into music and released many albums.
He has also released various singles and appear in movies. YG was the actor, writer, and executive producer of the 2014 movie ‘Blame It On the Streets.’
He also planned to create Pu$haz Ink but was scrapped down. Additionally, he is the co-owner of the record label 4Hunnid Records. He has signed a distribution deal with Interscope Records.
YG is one of the most famous rappers in the United States. Apart from releasing his own singles, he has performed for other artists like Clyde McKnight, Yo Gotti, DJ Mustard, Jeremih, Fergie, Mariah Carey, and Future.