Lil Yachty

Lil Yachty is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. He is best known for his singles “One Night” and “Minnesota”. He is also known for his mixtapes “Summer Songs 2” and “Lil Boat”. He has earned a Grammy nomination under the category of Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for ‘Broccoli’ and two MTV Video Music Awards nomination for ‘Broccoli’ under the category of ‘Best Hip Hop Video’ and Best Collaboration’.

On September 21, 2020, Rapper Lil Yachty arrested for driving over 150 mph on an Atlanta highway. Then, he was taken to the Atlanta City Jail and charged with reckless driving and speeding.

He has a huge fan following on social media sites with over 9.8m followers on Instagram @lilyachty and over 5.1m followers on Twitter @lilyachty.

What is Lil Yachty’s claim to fame?

His singles “One Night” and “Minnesota” made him popular.

Where did Lil Yachty get his start?

Lil Yachty was born in Mableton, Georgia, in the United States, on August 23, 1997. Miles Parks McCollum is his birth name. Lil Boat, Nautica Boat Boy, and King Boat are some of his other nicknames. Shannon McCollum, a talented photographer, and Lily McCollum, his girlfriend, gave birth to him. Nina is his sister’s name.

He is of Afro-American origin and holds an American nationality. Virgo is his zodiac sign. Christianity is his religion.

In terms of his schooling, he went to a high school in his hometown where he was mocked, humiliated, and threatened on a regular basis. He enrolled at Alabama State University in 2015, but dropped out after just two months.

Highlights of Lil Yachty’s Career

Lil Yachty began his career as a waiter at a McDonald’s restaurant. He changed his stage name to “Yachty” in 2015 and relocated to New York City to pursue his music career.

In December 2015, his song “One Night” went viral, propelling him to fame.

He made his modeling debut in Kanye West’s Yeezy Season 3 fashion line at Madison Square Garden in February 2016.

He released his debut mixtape, ‘Lil Boat,’ on March 9, 2016, to positive reviews.

Yachty and DRAM collaborated on the hit single “Broccoli” in April 2016, which reached number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100.

He made an appearance on Chance the Rapper’s Coloring Book mixtape in May 2016.

He announced a joint venture record deal with Quality Control Music, Capitol Records, and Motown Records on June 10, 2016.

In July 2016, he released his second mixtape, ‘Summer Songs 2.’

He was featured on Kyle’s hip hop single “iSpy” in December 2016.

Tee Grizzley’s single “From the D to the A,” which was released in March 2017, featured him.

Lil Yachty’s debut studio album, ‘Teenage Emotions,’ was released on May 26, 2017, and featured guest appearances from Migos, Diplo, Grace, Stefflon Don, and YG, among others.

He was featured in Creek Boyz’s remix of “With My Team,” which was released on December 15, 2017.

‘Lil Boat 2′ was released on March 9, 2018, and it was his second studio album. Despite mixed critical reviews, it was a commercial success, debuting at number two on the US Billboard 200 with 64,000 album-equivalent units.

On April 27, 2018, he was featured on the Ocean Park Standoff single “If You Were Mine.”

Nuthin’ 2 Prove, Yachty’s third studio album, was released on October 19, 2018, and featured guest appearances from Playboi Carti, Lil Baby, Cardi B, Gunna Kevin Gates, and others.

He launched ‘A-Team,’ a joint project with rappers Lil Keed and Lil Gotit, on February 28, 2020.

On March 9, 2020, Yachty released “Oprah’s Bank Account,” the first single from Lil Boat 3, which features Drake and DaBaby.

On May 29, 2020, he released his fourth studio album, ‘Lil Boat 3.’

In addition to music, he voiced Green Lantern in the 2018 American animated superhero musical-comedy film ‘Teen Titans Go! To The Movies.’

In the same year, he starred as a beatboxer in ‘Life-Size 2: A Christmas Eve,’ an American fantasy comedy television film.

In March of this year, he starred in the romantic comedy ‘Long Shot.’ In the same year, he played Roger in the television film “How High 2.”

Lil Yachty nominations and awards

For Broccoli, he earned a Grammy nomination in the category of Best Rap/Sung Collaboration in 2017.

He was also nominated for the 2017 iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards as Best New International Artist.

For ‘iSpy,’ he was nominated for an MTV Europe Music Award in the category of Best Video.

In 2017, he was nominated for three Billboard Music Awards in the categories of ‘Top Rap Collaboration,’ ‘Top Rap Song,’ and ‘Top Streaming Song.’

For ‘Broccoli,’ he won two MTV Video Music Awards nominations in the categories of ‘Best Hip Hop Video’ and ‘Best Collaboration.’

Lil Yachty Personal Life

Lil Yachty is an unmarried man and enjoying his singlehood. Currently, he is focusing on his career rather than making love relationships.

However, previously he was romantically linked with Megan Denise in 2017.

On September 1, 2015, Yatchy was arrested along with a man in connection with credit card fraud at a mall in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. He was later released after posting a bail bond of $11,000.

On September 21, 2020, Rapper Lil Yachty arrested for driving over 150 mph on an Atlanta highway. Then, he was taken to the Atlanta City Jail and charged with reckless driving and speeding.

Lil Yachty Height and Weight

Lil Yachty is a handsome guy with average body build. He stands at a height of 1.8m (5 feet and 9 inches) tall and his body weighs around 70kg (154 lbs.). His body measurements are 42-30-35 inches. His bicep size is 14.5 inches. He has a pair of Dark Brown eyes and his natural hair color is Black. However, he often dyes his hair in various shades of red and pink. He has several tattoos on his body.  His sexual orientation is Straight.

Lil Yachty Net Worth

Lil Yachty has earned a good amount of money from his singing and rapping career. He also earned an extra amount from his endorsement deal with several brands including Adidas, Christian Dior, EA Sports, Icebox Jewelry, Nautica, Sprite, Urban Outfitter, Target, and Puma. As of 2020, his net worth is estimated to be $8 million. However, his salary and other assets are not known.

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