Hitting rock bottom can be about the worst place anyone can find themselves in. Though, horrible circumstances sometimes yield huge success stories for some of today’s biggest entertainers. Rapper Lil Yachty recently revealed that he was seriously broke during the time he modeled for Kanye West. The rapper noted that he only had $70 to his name. Though, a Kanye West fashion show turned the rapper into a star overnight. Now the emcee looks back on the moment as being the greatest accomplishment of his life.
Lil Yachty Only Had $70 To His Name
It’s always surprising to learn that today’s biggest stars once endured poverty. Now that they’re rolling in millions of dollars, it’s hard to imagine their lives being any different. Rapper Lil Yachty got candid on Twitter after revealing his past financial hardships.
The young emcee told fans on Twitter that during his fashion debut on Kanye West ‘Yeezy Season 3’five years ago, he had no money in the bank. The Lil Boat 3 rapper noted he only $70 dollars to his name at the time. He even had to use his friend’s pass just to get a flight out to the fashion show in New York. The 23-year-old weathered through some serious financial hardships. Luckily, he surrounded himself around good friends.
The Fashion Show That Changed His Life Forever
Despite his only having $70 dollars to his name, the emcee looks back on the moment as being the greatest time of his life. In fact, from that moment on, everything changed for the 23-year-old. “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,” the rap star wrote on Twitter. The rapper followed his dreams all the way to New York City. Even his family cheered him on all the way there.
It’s a good thing that they did. Right after making his fashion debut on Kanye West’s ‘Yeezy Season 3’ fashion show, Lil Yachty’s career really took off. The 23-year-old had gained some major exposure from his breakout single “One Night.” Additionally, his stardom grew after the release of his album Lil Boat. The record featured major rappers like Quavo, Skippa da Flippa and Young Thug. Soon after, success started flowing Lil Yachty’s way. The rapper now his several platinum and gold plaques to his name. Not to mention, he’s recently bagged a major movie deal. Lil Yachty’s appearance on a Kanye West fashion basically jumpstarted his rap career. He no longer has just $70 dollars to his name. Instead, he’s money has doubled since stepping onto the rap scene.