- Mon Oct 2, 2017, 8:29 AM GMT
Amid his feud with Young Dolph, Gotti has earned success with his collaborative mixtape with Mike WiLL Made It and his song 'Rake It Up' featuring Nicki Minaj.READ MORE
Yo Gotti was born Mario Mims on May 19, 1981 in Memphis, Tennessee. He was raised in a notorious crime-ridden neighborhood in Ridge Crest housing projects. His father, mother, uncle and aunt were hustlers. They were arrested by cops when Gotti was in second grade. Consequently, he started thugging on the streets to fend for the household.
At the age of 14, Gotti turned to hip-hop. He started rapping in 1990s along with his Memphis underground crew. He released his first cassette titled "Youngsta on a Come Up" as Lil Yo in 1996. The record soon became a local hit, making Gotti the leader of local underground hip-hop group and one of the brightest rappers in Memphis. His rapping style was influenced by non-Southern and Southern hip-hop music and was inspired by rap icons like Master P, Dr. Dre and Tupac Shakur among others.
Corey McClendon, who is a friend of rapper Yo Gotti, has been arrested on a charge of attempted murder in the shooting of Young Dolph in front of a Hollywood hotel Tuesday afternoon.READ MORE
Yo Gotti and Young Dolph's crews were allegedly involved in an argument before shots were fired outside the hotel they were both staying at.READ MORE
The 34-year-old raptress brought out fellow hip-hop stars for surprise collaborations during German fashion designer Philipp Plein's after-party.READ MORE
In one scene, the 'Anaconda' hitmaker is driving her pink Lamborghini to face off against the 29-year-old former stripper in a race.READ MORE
The collaborative track is a strip club anthem as it features Gotti bragging about sleeping with a stripper and the Young Money femcee rapping about her status as a rap queen.READ MORE