JT is an American rapper who has a net worth of $3 Million. She came to the spotlight after she became one-half of the hip-hop duo City Girls. JT rose to fame when she teamed up with one of her best friends, Yung Miami, to form a hip-hop duo.
After one year of forming City Girls, these two began calling themselves JT and Yung Miami and having a successful careers. City Girls gained significant recognition in the industry after being in one of the biggest Drake hits of all time “In My Feelings”, which topped the charts for 10 weeks.
JT became one of the most successful rappers in the American music scene. She gained further recognition when she collaborated with Cardi B to release her track Twerk which went platinum-certified.
What is JT’s Net Worth?
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Jatavia Shakara Johnson aka JT was born on December 3rd, 1992 in Opa-Locka, Miami, Florida. She was the oldest of her mother’s three children and she grew up largely in Carol City and nearby Liberty City, Florida.
Her mother was a drug user, so at the age of five years old Jatavia left her mom to live with her father and his 15 other children. While growing up she spent most of her time on the streets and by middle school she met Caresha Brownlee. After that the two quickly became inseparable.
JT teamed up with her best friend Caresha, who was better known as Yung Miami, and began performing music locally. Around that time, JT was heavily influenced by Miami artist Jacki-O and was a fan of her pre-gospel work. Something that inspired JT to come up with the idea that changed her life.
When JT and Yung Miami entered the music studio for the first time, only JT had ever been in a recording booth before. She spent some time rapping with her father when she was a kid. They released their debut single F*ck D*t Ni*ga in late 2017.
After that, the duo began to sell out packed shows at local venues around Miami. They then upload videos of these gigs to their Instagram and eventually “Coach K” the co-founder of hip hop label Quality Control Music discovered some of these clips and reached out.
JT and Yung Miami had a big break when they signed with “Quality Control” and Coach K helped them come up with the name City Girls. Following that, they record their mixtape titled Period as well as their debut studio album Girl Code released in November 2018.
City Girls earned mainstream success when the girls were featured on Drake’s hit single In My Feelings. Following that, JT was arrested and as a result, artists like Drake and Trina began calling to free JT.
Upon her release, JT immediately jumped back into the studio and began recording the song titled JT First Day Out ft Yung Miami. In June 2020, City Girls dropped their second studio album City on Lock, and climbed to number 29 on the US Billboard charts.
Before launching her career as a rapper, JT did a couple of odd jobs in places like Whole Foods, Burger King, and many more. Aside from this, JT was arrested and indicted, eventually getting released after her family put up their home for bond.
Luckily, Coach K agreed to sign City Girls, pulling some strings, and got JT’s start date for a prison sentence pushed back so they could record their first two projects.
In March 2020, JT was released from prison after spending the latter part of her sentence in a halfway house. She spent about a year and a half in federal custody. She also spent the next year on probation and served over 200 hours of community service.
The rapper JT made headlines with Lil Uzi Vert having struck up a relationship after some stripped-down photos of the two leaked from an upcoming Arena Home Magazine Shoot.
JT tried her hand at modeling as well, endorsing several high-end brands including:
- Body By Raven Tracy
- Dior, BOTTEGA VENETA by Daniel Lee
- Emilio Pucci
- Rick Owens.
- Being one-half of the Miami-based hip-hop duo City Girls
- Being featured on Drake’s In My Feeling (2018)
- Twerk (Song, 2018)
- Girl Code (First album with Yung Miami, 2018)
- City on Lock (2nd album, 2020)
JT Net Worth
JT is one of the most recognized stars in the American music industry. She blew up in late 2017 after forming a hip-hop rap duo called City Girls. The group had an astronomical rise to fame and it came all from authenticity. In this process, JT accumulated a net worth of $3 million.
The two women decided to start rapping as a joke when they went to the studio to make a diss track towards some local Miami woman. But after turning the song into a female empowerment anthem, they started to gain some local buzz.
City Girls performed at strip clubs and gained an online following, even getting the attention of one of the biggest music execs in the business. After releasing their debut project a well-known Canadian rapper Drake reached out for them to do a song together. As of 2023, JT’s net worth is estimated to be $3 Million.
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