Sammie Marquez Benson, aka Memphis rapper Blac Youngsta, found himself on the receiving end of an unwarranted search following a withdrawal at his local Wells Fargo. The 30 year old is know for his hit single “Booty” and affiliation to Atlanta rapper Yo Gotti.
Blac Youngsta is currently signed to Yo Gotti’s Collective Music Group under Epic records. He was signed in 2017 after a series of mixtapes and viral records helped him build a promising buzz.
He made his major label debut in 2019 with the album 223 which debuted on the Billboard top 200 at #42.
Blac Youngsta had a humble beginnings. He was born and raised in McMillan Street, a poor area in the southside of Memphis, Tennessee. He was raised by his grandparents who made very little money. His first job was a 7 years old at a local grocery store. After getting fired for placing fake orders to the store to feed his siblings, Youngsta turned to selling drugs.
He severed several stints in jail. In 2012, after a year bid, the then 22 year old decided to start hosting block parties in his neighborhood. shortly afterwards he began pursuing music. His first mixtape Fast Bricks dropped that same year.
His breakout single “Heavy” from Fast Bricks is what initially caught the attention of Yo Gotti. Gotti jumped on a remix and added Youngsta to the Collective Music Group roster shortly afterwards.
Things have been looking up for Youngsta since then. He was recently in the new for gifting his artist Lil Migo with a rare, lime-green Lamborghini Aventador worth $400,000 as a birthday gift. The gift was given during Yo Gotti’s CMG Brunch that went down in Atlanta for NBA All-Star weekend.
That last time Youngsta was in the news for purchasing a vehicle, it was in 2016. Blac Youngsta went to his local Wells Fargo to take out $200000 in cash to purchase a new Mercedes. Shortly after leaving the bank, he was rushed by officers who said the bank manager had reported him. The incident happened at the Wells Fargo bank at 3235 Peachtree Road NE in Buckhead.
Blac Youngsta believes he was targeted, and had taken the money out because he believes cars should only be purchased in cash.
“Where I come from,” he said, “we don’t believe in taking checks to the car lot. We take cash money.”
Wells Fargo eventually responded to the incident claiming Blac Youngsta never withdrew $200,000 from the bank on the day he was detained.