The American rapper Young Ma who was born Katorah Kasanova Marrero has enjoyed the perks of being a platinum recording artist, which has fueled rumors about her being pregnant. As it is, the 31-year-old is not pregnant nor does she have any children.
While having children is a personal decision, the Ooou crooner has indicated an interest in having a family one day. Based on this, you should not be surprised if we hear the news of achieving her dream. For now, let’s enjoy her artistic genius which she displays in her musical work.
Young Ma is Not Pregnant
Rumors about her pregnancy started making the rounds as far back as 2021 when she talked about wanting to be a parent. However, it was not taken seriously till 2022 when she uploaded a picture of herself with a seeming baby bump. As a result, many started asking questions and linking it to a pregnancy.
To fuel these rumors, many of her followers noticed that she was not active on social media which they assumed was because she wanted to take time off.
As it is, Young Ma is not pregnant and if anything, the ambiguous picture may be the result of the camera angle.
She Doesn’t Have Children but She Hopes to Start a Family…
At the time of writing this report, the rapper is not a mother nor does she have any children. More on this, being an openly gay woman has only added to the speculation about her having children or not.
To put the matter of her having children to rest, Young Ma has plans to be a mother at some point. While she may be more interested in her career now, she revealed her dream of getting and having kids. First, she hopes for a boy followed by a girl.
Her dream of having a boy first is so he can take care of his little sister just like her own older brother took care of her while growing up.
…for Now, she is Building her Career
Aside from dreaming of becoming a mother, Young Ma is already living one of her dreams and that is being a successful rapper.
She made it to the limelight in 2016 after her single Ooouuu. Young Ma is said to have bought the beat from an online source, NYbangers.com. The New York native went to work soon after by teasing the track several times on social media before releasing it on SoundCloud in May.
Notably, she made her sexual orientation known in the work and since then, she has not stopped rapping about her attraction to women. Moreso, she has stated that music has become easy for her since she came out.
Other Facts to Know About the Rapper
1. Young Ma was Born in New York but Grew Up in Virginia
Born Katorah Kasanova Marrero on April 3, 1992, in Brooklyn, New York, this cannot be said of her parents. Her father is Puerto Rican while her mother is Jamaican. Away from this, she grew up with an older brother named Kenneth Ramos.
More on her childhood, Katorah’s father went to prison when she was just a year old and she did not see him, till the age of 11. To protect her children from the dangers of East New York where Katorah was born, her mother moved the family to Chesterfield, Virginia.
2. She Started Following a Passion for Music at an Early Age
Like many established musicians, Young Ma discovered her talent for music at a young age. At first, she would write rhymes in her school books till her mother bought her a Karaoke machine.
This made Ma set up a little studio in her closet.
3. The Rapper Worked In the fast-food Business Before Fame
Having discovered her passion at a young, Young Ma went to work at Shake Shack and T.J. Maxx after she graduated from High School.
However, she was unhappy with the job. Regardless of this, she did it for the money which we may not be wrong to say helped fund her studio sessions with local producers.
4. Big Artists endorsed Her Breakout Single
As mentioned earlier, her breakout single was You, however, this feat did not go unnoticed. On the contrary many artists praised her and went as far as doing their versions. Starting with artists like French Montana, Remy Ma, and Jadakiss who all did their version. Others like Meek Mill who used it to do a diss track aimed at The Game. Beyonce also referenced the track on Instagram thereby adding to the song’s popularity.
Added to this popularity is an endorsement by 50 Cent who was happy that another New York rapper was doing well.
5. Katorah Turned Down a Role in Empire to Concentrate on Music
Young Ma’s musical talent is not lost to even movie makers and unsurprisingly, she was offered the role of Betty Bars on Empire. According to her, Lee Daniels and the other people behind the making of the movie created the role with her in mind.
However, she rejected it because she wanted to pursue her rap career. She has appeared in works like Mr. Reboot.
6. She is Into Making Porn
Despite turning down a role in Empire, this has not stopped her from making her film. Her first work is The Gift, a pornographic film based on lesbians. She is credited as a director.
7. Young Ma Gives Back to Society through the KWEENZ Foundation
As someone who has experienced life in East L.A. and as well as the loss of her brother in 2009, she now runs the KWEENZ foundation. The foundation offers support services to deal with trauma and grief.
She revealed that she got her mother involved because she had lost her son. Also, it would help other mothers who have the same experience