What happened to Young M.A? Her illnesses detailed

Young M.A

Fans of New York rapper Young M.A (real name Katorah Kasanova Marrero) were used to regular music releases. Since she released her 2021 album Off the Yak, Young M.A has barely released any music.

The rapper went viral in March 2023, following the release of a video by Fats Da Barber. The clip, meant to show off Young M.A’s new haircut, raised concerns about Young M.A’s health, as she appeared frail and exhausted, and set off wild rumors about her wellbeing. 

Young M.A said she was successfully treated for several conditions but didn’t elaborate on her illnesses

Young M.A quelled the speculation by admitting she was ill, but had undergone successful treatment. She posted an image on Instagram with the following message:

“As many of my supporters know, I’ve been dealing with various personal health issues the last few years. I recently was hospitalized and was successfully treated for several conditions. I’m doing better now; will take some time but I’m on the road to recovery and look forward to the future.”

The rapper didn’t elaborate on her past illnesses but said she would explain everything via music and an upcoming documentary. “Don’t worry, I’m good,” she continued. “Bless up.” Her fans expressed relief that she’d recovered from poor health and anticipation for her upcoming music. 

Speculation about Young M.A’s health has revolved around her alleged drug use. She hasn’t addressed the rumors directly but said in a 2021 Instagram Live video: “I’m clean. I have no drama with me. I don’t know what’s going on. All the rumors out here [are] not true. It’s cap.”

Fats Da Barber faced backlash for releasing the video that sparked concern about Young M.A’s health. He shot back at his detractors, writing on Instagram live:

“Y’all got so much to say as if I’m trying to embarrass my dawg she reposted my video if she didn’t want me to record she would have told me. Y’all don’t know our bond nor our friendship what y’all need to do is just send your prayers for her and that’s that.”

Fats Da Barber said he was simply showing off Young M.A’s haircut. “Thank you sis for coming and rocking with me like always. Love ya,” Fats Da Barber signed off. 

Young M.A supported Fats Da Barber, reposting his upload and adding: “We blessed. Don’t let that get to you blooda… and I told you it was like 4 months.”