Jatavia Shakara Johnson is quite a familiar name for all the hip-hop followers across the globe. Widely famous by her stage name JT, she has carved her own niche as an American rapper. Jatavia Shakara Johnson is also a part of the famous hip-hop band City Girls, co-founded with another famous rapper Yung Miami.
While the group has only launched two studio albums till now, Jatavia Shakara Johnson’s net worth and popularity has touched new heights over time. But even though her career has been going well, she has been involved in several controversies.
The American rapper was born on December 3, 1992, in Miami, Florida, United States of America and has released 15 songs so far. She was raised in a middle-class family, although not many details about her family, parents or her marital status are available. Yet, given some media sources, she comes from a family of sixteen children.
Jatavia Shakara Johnson moved in with her father while she was just five years old, leaving her mother behind. As a child, she grew up in an unfriendly atmosphere, contributing to her rude and aggressive nature.
Jatavia Shakara Johnson – Height, Wiki & Quick Facts
Talking about how tall she is, Jatavia Shakara Johnson’s height is 5 ft 3 inches, and she comes over as the youngest kid from her family. Born in December, her zodiac sign is Sagittarius. While been raised in an unfavorable atmosphere, she didn’t get to see a lot of love and affection around her. That, eventually, led to her unfriendly nature and behavior time and again.
Recently, images of her younger days were revealed by a website. While looking and comparing those to her current pictures, many fans believed she has had facial surgery. The City Girls rapper, Jatavia, however, put it straight that she has never had surgery and that people should ignore her pudgy adolescent features.
Jatavia Johnson grew up in Miami’s Opa-Locka and Liberty City, where she had been friends with Caresha Brownlee (Yung Miami), with whom she formed a rap group later. Because JT has always been loud and Yung has always been restrained, they decided to form a rap duo, figuring they would complement each other well.
|Full Name||Jatavia Shakara Johnson|
|Music band||City Girls|
|Date of birth||Dec 3, 1992|
|Place of Birth||Opa Locka, Florida, United States|
|Net Worth||Around $2.5 Million|
More about Jatavia Shakara Johnson’s Parents
As stated by most of the media outlets, Jatavia Shakara Johnson’s parents separated while she was just 5 years old. As the youngest one from the family of 16 kids, JT didn’t get the love she always craved for.
Her father was indulged in random altercations and disputes with her mother and this eventually led to their separation. Being closer to her dad, Jatavia Johnson moved with him to Miami after leaving her mom’s house.
As a kid, she didn’t have much interest in studies. Still, just like every kid, she was insisted to finish up with her studies by her father. Since Jatavia Shakara Johnson’s father knew about her passion towards music, he did come with all the required support in later stages.
Yung Miami and JT – City Girls
JT and Yung Miami have already been making headlines since their debut in the hip hop world in 2017. The pair signed to Quality Control Music and have won fans with their provocative lyrics, as heard on such tracks as “I’ll Take Your Man” and “Where the Bag At.”
They’ve come on leaps and bounds from their humble origins. While most of their followers know the real name of Jatavia Johnson, they aren’t aware that Yung Miami’s real name is Caresha Romeka Brownlee. JT and Yung Miami were born and reared in poverty. And before getting famous, they toiled hard while working at random fast food establishments and grocery stores.
Jatavia Shakara Johnson’s childhood was hampered by her father’s having 16 children. This, along with many other facts, deprived her of care and support. On the other side, Yung Miami’s childhood was lavish, owing to her mother’s habit of dating wealthy men, which provided her with a comfortable life.
There’s no doubt that both the rappers are enjoying a dream career with the City Girls. Jatavia Johnson and Yung Miami started as teenagers, performing in several night clubs, strip clubs, and block parties. Their hit single, ‘F*CK that N*gga’ was recorded in her father’s makeshift home studio in Florida. The girls even made not just one uncredited guest appearance, but several guest appearances on the show, “In My Feelings” and rose to popularity soon after.
City Girls – Albums and Awards
Since then till now, the band has garnered a huge fan following after launching 3 albums namely,
- Period (2018 – Mixtape)
- Girl Code (2018)
- City On Lock (2019)
Their debut mixtape, Period, was released under the banner of Quality Control Music. In 2019, the group released its second studio album, ‘City on Lock,’ which quickly became a hit. The song ‘Jobs’ was well-received as the first single from the record.
The band has also ensured their nominations for several awards like Best Hip Hop video, Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards , BET Awards and Billboard Music Awards. Besides, they have also claimed the BET Social Awards in 2019. Their nomination for Best Hip Hop video was for the song Twerk, which featured Cardi B. Jatavia Johnson and Yung Miami have shown themselves to be astute professional women, with net worth that is increasing by the minute. Their net worth has recently increased due to their trending clothing line.
According to Billboard, the City Girls collaborated with online store BooHoo to produce a new apparel collection in March 2021, and HipHopDX stated that they collaborated with IconSwim to release their own swimsuit line a month later.
JT in Federal Prison – What Happened? What is The Free JT Campaign
Jatavia Shakara Johnson and controversies have gone hand in hand her entire life. In 2017, as she released her first solo album named, “Fuck Dat Nigga”, JT was arrested on fraudulent credit card crime and aggravated identity theft, on June 29, 2018 and sent to prison at FCI Tallahassee in July 2018, for a period of 24 months.
After serving her sentence, the rapper was transferred to an Atlanta halfway house, where she stayed until her discharge in March 2020. She was permitted to work and see her friends and family during the day while in the Atlanta mansion. After she was released from prison, she and a few friends had an Instagram Live session where she didn’t hesitate to discuss personal details about her relationship.
Later, Jatavia Johnson collaborated with Yung Miami officially to form City Girls. As one of the interesting facts about her, to commemorate her collaboration with the other rapper, she even released the song First Day Out.
Free JT Campaign
As JT was sent to jail for 24 months, her fans ran a Free JT campaign to push the authorities for her discharge. The campaign received immense support from everyone across the globe. Even in Miami, Florida, her followers and supporters conducted regular protests to back her during her trial period.
This was not the only controversy she became a part of. The rapper has been in troubling waters for few of her tweets regarding various celebrities, like T.I. and Tiny.
Additionally, a fan also called out one of the racist tweets of Jatavia Johnson from a few years ago, and she also received some big bashing from fans for it. Given Jatavia Shakara Johnson’s criminal record, she has always been under most investigative agencies’ lens.
Rumors about Jatavia Shakara Johnson’s baby
Rumors regarding her pregnancy first surfaced when she was sent to federal prison in 2017. Allegedly, JT was pregnant with the baby of a prison guard. However, the bigger rumor in relation to Jatavia Shakara Johnson’s kid came recently when a fan posted one of her pictures on social media.
JT performed alongside Yung Miami recently in one of her shows in Miami. This is where one fan snapped Jatavia Shakira Johnson, the one half of City girls pair, while performing. As the fan posted the same picture on Instagram, people assumed that she is performing with a baby bump. As it happened, rumors about Jatavia Shakara Johnson’s baby surfaced all across the social media.
Who is Jatavia Shakara Johnson’s boyfriend ?
In terms of her personal life, the rapper is now dating Lil Uzi Vert, another very famous rapper. Previously, she dated Lil Yatchy.
For a long time, the duo were speculated to be dating until March 2021, when Lil Uzi revealed that JT is the one on his Instagram. He told his Twitter followers that he had to be honest with himself and that he loved the rapper and that they should adore her as well.
Johnson claims she had no idea the rapper was a wonderful man. That said, she kept freaking with him for over two years prior to that learning. Moreover, he once handed a bag of cash and asked her to take as much as she wanted on their first date. From that day onwards, the two shared a special bond of love and affection.
Jatavia Shakara Johnson’s boyfriend Lil Uzi Vert has a reputation for treating her with extravagant presents, and the two have always shown their love for one other on social media. Lil Uzi’s name is said to be tattooed on her body, and he is said to have her name inked on his. The guy always kept praising JT while saying that she must be credited for a lot of his recent hits.
Jatavia Shakara Johnson – Twitter & Instagram
JT is available on instagram with her id (@thegirljt) and she can also be reached on twitter on @ThegirlJT. Discussing her instagram followers list, she currently has more than 4.8 millions followers with 127 posts so far.
As far as her twitter is concerned, she has 1.7 million followers on this ever famous social media platform. Usually, she can be seen posting about her uncanny make up ideas and upcoming songs on most of the social media accounts.
Her most recent Instagram post talks about JT winning the highly prestigious ‘The future is female award’. Besides, she can be seen flaunting the expensive gifts given by her boyfriend Lil Uzi Vert.
Interestingly, she deleted her twitter account last year after a list of her racist tweets were highlighted by a section of her followers. Though the account is now active.
Jatavia Shakara Johnson – Net worth
Jatavia Shakara Johnson is currently one of the most successful rappers and musicians in USA. Discussing her net worth, it comes to an estimated amount of more than $2.5 M. While the figure varies in most of media reports, the actual value is still unknown.
Where is she now? Her Upcoming Song Releases
Jatavia Shakara Johnson is currently out of prison and she is gearing up for her upcoming songs and albums. The upcoming album, Summer & JT, is all se to hit the music charts on an undisclosed date.
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