Lil Yachty's road to stardom began in 2015, when his track One Night was used in an internet vine video. His musical style is very unusual, as he is using samples from Mario Bros., Charlie Brown, Super Nintendo, and scenes from Pixar films in his songs. However, he proudly describes his style as "bubblegum trap".
Yachty published his first mixtape Lil Boat in March 2016, and 5 months later, he signed with a several labels, such as Quality Control Music, Capitol Records, and Motown Records.
He released the song Broccoli in collaboration with the rapper DRAM in April 2016, and the song reached the 5th place of the Billboard Hot 100 chart!
Yachty released his first studio album Teenage Emotions in 2017. He collaborated on the album with the big names of the rap industry, such as Migos, Evander Griiim, Grace, Diplo, and Stefflon Don.
Apart from being a rapper, Lil Yachty did some modelling as well, and his debut was at Kanye West's Yeezy Season 3 fashion line, which took place in Madison Square Garden in February 2016.
He also appeared in a Sprite commercial in 2017, along with the legendary Lebron James! Shortly after that, he became the face of Nautica's and UrbanOutfitter's collections!
Lil Yachty was taken into custody at Palm Beach Gardens, Florida for credit card fraud in 2015. However, he was bailed for $11,000, and the charges were dropped.