Lil Yachty does not seem to be doing so bad these days. The 23 year old rapper has hit records, a grammy nomination and a “How High” sequel to his name. Its been quite a journey for the ATL MC who only had $70 bucks to his name 5 years ago.
The “Broccoli” hitmaker recently gifted Kodak Black $50,000 as a welcome home gift. As you recall, Black was pardoned recently by president Trump, and Yachty’s generous donation was a powerful display of friendship and support from one successful rapper to the next.
He posted a video of the exchange. “Welcome home Yak” he captioned the clip on his instagram. “I got something for you,” said Yachty in the flick. “That’s that welcome home gift. A good 50-piece for him.”
“Most def,” Kodak said. “You know I appreciate it.”
In October he flaunted his money again, dropping $20,000 on sneakers with CoolKicks. In a video pretended by Triller, Yachty was showed coping a handful of rare Nike SB Dunks. @Styledby_Ry was featured in the video as well and mentioned it was a sequel clip, alluding that Yachty dropped a similar amount on high end sneakers the year prior. “You see it,” proclaimed the rapper while showing off his sneakers.
This was all a far-cry from what his life was like in 2015. Posting to his twitter, Yachty shared a flashback from his time standing in a Yeezy show. Wearing an oversized pinked crewneck sweater and his signature red braids, he confessed to only having $70 dollars in his pocket at the time and flying to New York on a buddy pass to participate in the show.
“Today 5 years ago I stood in the yeezy show… I was still living with my mom and flew on a buddy pass to New York with probably $70 bucks to my name.. but I was mad excited and I feel like my life changed from this day on. My mom and friends cheered me on via text. Thanks Ian.<3” he captioned the photo.
Today 5 years ago I stood in the yeezy show… I was still living with my mom and flew on a buddy pass to New York with probably $70 bucks to my name.. but I was mad excited and I feel like my life changed from this day on. My mom and friends cheered me on via text. Thanks Ian.<3 pic.twitter.com/B3CnTK9kDF— concrete boy boat/ most hated (@lilyachty) February 11, 2021
Its safe to say he’s got more than $70 bucks in his pocket these days.