Blac Youngsta Wants to Be the Greatest Entertainer in the World
Social media can be a great tool for rappers to expand their brand, which is why Blac Youngsta is using Instagram to his benefit.
The Memphis native, who's currently fighting a serious court case, relies on Instagram to show off his different characters and his deep pockets. Videos of Youngsta, who has over 1.5 million Instagram followers, are all over the web, with many of them going viral because of his hilarious personas and the outrageous ways he flaunts his cash. While his antics have earned him a solid fan base, Youngsta is serious about his career and making his mark on the world despite one thing that has held him back.
"As far with the stuttering and all this shit like, I got a speech problem and a stuttering problem, like a real-life, serious problem," the 27-year-old tells XXL. "That's why I never went too hard with the rap shit, ’cause I thought people were gonna laugh at me ’cause I prolly don't know how to pronounce certain shit right... It's just in my family. But the thing is I don't stutter as bad as I do on [Instagram]."
The rapper hasn't let a speech impediment stop his hustle. "I got a character," Youngsta shares. "I always want to be in a movie since I was a little boy. I always knew like when I was coming up how hard it was to try to get in a movie. I tried. I tried numerous times. I said I was gonna rap. I love the rapping too. I want to be an all-around entertainer. No matter what it was, boxing, rapping, whatever... I just want to be the greatest entertainer in the world."
Most recently, Youngsta has kept the conversation entertaining when it comes to JAY-Z‘s 4:44 album. The music community has been up-in-arms over lyrics from the LP that touch on the money phone fad, particularly on Hov's track "The Story of O.J.” Blac Youngsta appeared to have subliminally responded when he posted an Instagram video of himself holding an entire package of money to his ear.
Watch Blac Youngsta open up about entertaining the world above.
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