Who is Jatavia Shakara Johnson?
Jatavia Shakara Johnson, also known as JT, was born on 3 December 1992 under the zodiac sign of Sagittarius in Opa-Locka, Miami-Dade County, Florida USA. She’s a 29-year-old rapper, probably best recognized for being half of the famous female rap duo City Girls, alongside Yung Miami.
How rich is she, as of now? Jatavia Shakara Johnson Net Worth
As of early 2022, Jatavia Shakara Johnson’s net worth is estimated at over $2 million, acquired through her successful involvement in the music industry, since she’s released numerous hit songs.
Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion, Educational Background
Jatavia Shakara Johnson spent her early years in Carol City and Liberty City, Florida. Little is known about her parents, except that she had a tough childhood since her mother was a drug addict. It’s also known that she’s among the youngest of her father’s 16 children, and the eldest of her mother’s three children. She holds American nationality, belongs to African-American ethnic group, and is a Christian. Regarding her education, she didn’t complete high school – she was left on her own after seventh grade, so she spent some time with her aunt.
Prior to becoming a popular rapper, Jatavia Shakara Johnson worked at Whole Foods and Burger King to make ends meet. She also performed in nightclubs, strip clubs, and at block parties. She developed her love for rapping at a very young age, and started performing as a rapper in her teens. In 2017, she co-founded the female rap duo called City Girls, together with her longtime friend Caresha Romeka Brownlee a.k.a. Yung Miami.
They soon released their debut studio track entitled “Fuck Dat Nigga”, which they promoted through social media, and by paying DJs to play it in local clubs – the song is a diss track for their ex-boyfriends for not giving them cash when they asked. The music video for the song was uploaded in early 2018 and the song was eventually included in the compilation album “Quality Control: Control The Streets, Volume 1”. They were soon discovered and signed by the record label Quality Control Music.
JT Arrest and Breakthrough
Shortly after the release of their debut song, Jatavia was arrested and charged with aggravated identity theft – she used stolen credit card numbers to buy clothes.
She pleaded guilty in June 2018, and was sentenced to spend 24 months in federal prison, being released in March 2020. During that time, Yung Miami continued to promote their music, and their debut mixtape entitled “Period” out came in May of the same year. It was their big break, since it peaked at No. 16 on the Heatseekers Albums chart, received positive reviews ,and ranked 26th on Rolling Stone’s 30 Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2018 list. Later that year, they gained enormous popularity after Yung Miami made an appearance in the music video for Drake’s number-one hit single “In My Feelings”. In August 2018, the girls released the documentary film “Point Blank Period”, that follows their success in the music industry.
City Girls’ debut studio album entitled “Girl Code” was distributed in November 2018. It features such artists as Cardi B, Jacquees, and Lil Baby, and peaked at No. 55 on the Billboard 200, attracting positive reviews, and spawning two singles, “Twerk” and “Act Up” – the former featured Cardi B, and reached No. 29 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, achieving platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The single “Act Up” became their highest-charted single to date, reaching No. 26 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Thereafter, Jatavia Shakara was transferred to a halfway house, and to celebrate her release, she recorded the track entitled “JT First Day Out”. The girls then started recording a new album, and released it under the title “City On Lock” in June 2020. It includes guest appearances from Lil Durk, Yo Gotti, Lil Baby, and Doja Cat, and was generally well-received by music critics, reaching No. 29 on the Billboard 200 chart. In March 2021, their unreleased song “Twerkulator” went viral on the highly popular social media platform TikTok, after famous dancer Layla Muhammad did the choreography for the song; it was eventually released two months later.
Thanks to their success and accomplishments, City Girls has won numerous awards and nominations, including the 2019 BET Social Award for Issa Wave and the 2021 Variety’s Hitmakers Award for The Future is Female. They were also nominated for Best New Artist and Best Group at the BET Awards in 2019 and 2020 respectively. The music video for the single “Twerk” earned them a nomination for Best Hip-Hop Video, while the single “Act Up” was nominated for Single of the Year, both at the 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards event. They also received two Billboard Music Award nominations, for Top Rap Female Artist in 2019 and 2020.
Jatavia Shakara Johnson has long dark brown hair and dark brown eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 2ins (1.57m), weighs around 128lbs (58kgs), with vital statistics of 36-27-36, bra size 34B, dress size 4 (US), and shoe size 5 (US).
Before going to prison, Jatavia Shakara Johnson was romantically involved with famous rapper Lil Yachty from 2017 to 2019. She later claimed that he maltreated her, and cheated on her during her jail stint. Following her release from prison, she dated rapper Lil Uzi Vert, and the two announced their romance publicly via Instagram in 2021, but their relationship didn’t last long since, they unfollowed each other on social media platforms shortly afterwards. There was also speculation that she was pregnant with his child; however, she has never addressed the rumors. It is believed that she is single as of early 2022.