Lil Yachty rose to popularity with his two mixtapes ‘Summer Songs 2’ and ‘Lil Boat’. Also, he is a rapper, singer, and songwriter, well-known for his single ‘One Night’.

Picture of American rapper, Lil Yachty
Caption: Picture of American rapper, Lil Yachty (Photo: discogs)

Parents of Lil Yachty

On August 23rd of 1997, he was born in Mableton, Georgia. His birth name is Miles Parks McCollum. He is the son of parents Shannon McCollum (father), whose mother details missing. He was inspired by music right from his growing-up years. His dad Shannon who would share with him all sorts of different music in his early days. Having American nationality, Yachty is of Afro-American ethnicity. 

Lil Yachty with his mother
Caption: Lil Yachty with his mother (Photo: hiphop) 

He enrolled at Pebblebrook Highschool and completed his education. Then Lil enrolled at Alabama State University in the fall of 2015. Soon, he dropped out after two months to pursue his musical career. He moved from his hometown of Atlanta to New York City and then adopted the name "Yachty" to launch his career. Also, he has a younger sister, Kodie Shane, a singing sensation. 


Only he gained popularity after his song "One Night" went viral, his big break was somewhat unexpected. Even though the popular video amused a large number of viewers, many of them also wondered, "What's that song?" When people realized it was Lil Yachty, they developed an interest in the rapper and a want for more information. His song "One Night" YouTube video has over 126 million views. Yachty became a model for Kanye West's Yeezy fashion line and brought even more success for him in 2016. Also, he released his mixtape entitled Lil Boat in 2016, which would prove to be the beginning of a successful career for Yachty. He began working with other renowned rappers and artists who saw his potential. Additionally, in 2016, Yachty worked with DRAM to produce the song "Broccoli," which made its Billboard Hot 100 debut at position five.

Lil Yachty posing for the picture
Caption: Lil Yachty posing for the picture (Photo: amazon)

Also, he collaborated with Chance the Rapper. He released his second mixtape entitled Summer Songs 2, in the middle of 2016, capitalizing on his earlier success and kept him in the limelight. With the release of his debut studio album, Teenage Emotions, he took a significant stride forward in his musical career. The album debuted on the Billboard Top 200 at position five. Yachty was able to entice other musicians, including Migos, Diplo, and YG, who were eager to be included in his first album thanks to his now-established name within the hip-hop community. Lil released his second studio album, Lil Boat 2 in the year 2018. Although there were conflicting opinions about the record, the financial data revealed something else. Lil Boat sold 64,000 copies and debuted at number two on the Billboard Top 200.

Lil Yachty posing for the picture
Caption: Lil Yachty posing for the picture (Photo: media)

Likewise, he joined the well-known E-Sports club FaZe Clan in 2018, leading many to speculate about potential future merchandising agreements. Yachty expanded his musical horizons in 2018 by working with the pop group Ocean Park Standoff on the song "If You Were Mine." Yachty's career was comparatively quiet in 2019, but he came back in 2020 with a vengeance and teased Lil Boat 3. Also, Yachty released the lead single from that album in 2020, entitled "Oprah's Bank Account." Yachty was one of the numerous stars that amassed a sizable following on the social media app TikTok throughout the year 2020. Yachty's non-album song "Poland," which had just gone viral online, was made available on October 11, 2022. On January 27, 2023, the album, entitled Let's Start Here, released by Lil.

What is Lil Yachty Net Worth?

As per reports, Lil Yachty's net worth is estimated at around $8 Million. Most of his wealth collected out of his musical career. He also earns money from different ventures. He has featured in a Sprite commercial alongside LeBron James. Likewise, Lil has remained involved in the fashion and modeling world since his work with Yeezy.

Lil Yachty posing for the picture with the car
Caption: Lil Yachty posing for the picture with the car (Photo: Pinterest)

Yachty became the face of several Nautica and Urban Outfitters apparel collections after becoming well-known. He also participated in a Target commercial music video with Carly Rae Jepsen. Yachty's relationship with Chef Boyardee is arguably the strangest of commercial partnerships. In 2016, Lil backed Bernie Sanders as well, praising the senator for his commitment to the civil rights struggle.

Legal Issues of Lil Yachty

Yachty participated in a Florida credit card fraud scam in 2015, before he was well-known. Along with another man, he was taken into custody at a mall in Palm Beach; after posting a $11,000 bail fee, he was immediately freed.

He claimed in 2016 that his criminal records had been cleared, presumably since he was still a minor at the time.

Does Lil Yachty Have a Girlfriend?

Reportedly, Lil Yachty is in a relationship with Megan Denise. His girlfriend Denise is an Instagram model. As per reports, the duo began dating in the year 2017. Well, they seem to be enjoying their relationship and have no plans of getting married. Reportedly, he previously dated an Instagram supermodel from India before meeting Denise. 

Lil Yachty with India Westbrook
Caption: Lil Yachty with India Westbrook (Photo: urbanislandz)

Apart from having a built physique, Denise has inked several tattoos. Yachty reportedly dated an Instagram supermodel India Westbrook. Also, the duo has appeared together in the music video for Forever Young. In the year 2016, he was in a relationship with Rubi Rose.

Lil Yachty Father of a Daughter

Lil Yachty is the father of a daughter. As per reports, he loves spending quality time with the newborn. The name of the child’s mother identity hasn't yet been made public, though. 

Likewise, his daughter has yet to be out in the media. This is mostly due to Yachty's prior romantic involvement. 

What is the Height of Lil Yachty?

Lil Yachty has a height of 5 feet 11 inches or 1.80 m tall. While his body weighs around 154 pounds or 70 kg. Likewise, Yachty has black color hair with dark brown eyes.