John Whitfield has everything you could think of that is related to entertainment. The young American entertainer, better known as DC Young Fly, has a very special way of displaying his skills as a comedian, actor, rapper, singer and TV host. No wonder he is rated among top internet personalities we have today.
The multiplicity of DC Young Fly’s professional career has not just earned him enviable fame but a lot of wealth to go with it as well. In addition to his “roasting sessions” videos on Vine and Instagram, the entertainment star from Atlanta is also known for appearing in the popular improv comedy show, Wild N Out. Here are more things to know about the street boy turned icon.
DC Young Fly – Bio, Age
John Whitfield is a black American born in Atlanta, Georgia, on May 2, 1992. With details about his parents still buried, DC Young Fly grew up with his two brothers at the west side of Atlanta known as Adamsville where he attended Benjamin E. Mays High School and was known as his class clown. After graduating, he moved to Georgia Southern University Armstrong Campus for his college career.
Life on the street was quite an issue for Whitfield and his brothers as they often got themselves into fights that almost cost them their lives. Young Fly eventually lost his older brother in 2011 and was stabbed four times by some gang members around their neighbourhood. After the horrific incidence, he decided to turn a new leaf, focusing more on how to improve his talents. His DC tattoo in his forehead is in memory of his brother Richie Whitfield.
John Whitfield began to gain fame first on social media, particularly on Vine, where he was known for making and posting videos. One of the videos that brought him to the limelight is the “roasting celeb” videos on Instagram. Following his fast-growing popularity on social media, he created his YouTube channel, DC Young Fly in 2014 and began posting videos of his rap songs while he continued to pursue his musical career alongside his career as a comedian and an actor. It was, as a matter of fact, the popularity of his videos, alongside the rapping skills he exhibits that earned him influential followers like Lebron James, just to name a few.
While making various music videos which he continued to feed his social media audiences, DC young Fly also prepared his way into the big and small screen. His first TV role was in Nick Cameron’s MTV and MTV2 show named Wild ‘N Out. In 2016, he received a role in the comedy-drama film, Almost Christmas. He also had a leading role in an independent film titled #digitallivesmatter and starred in three BET projects namely The Quad, The New Edition Story and Tales.
DC Yung Fly has surely generated a lot of money from his multiple endeavours. He makes most of his earnings from his YouTube channel which has over 400 thousand subscribers and more than 22 million views. Some online sources claim that he earns about $974 from his YouTube channel every month. He probably earns more from Instagram where he is the most followed Wild ‘N Out cast member.
DC Young Fly also generates income from his performances as a comedian and singer. His latest music is a mixtape “Curb Music” which was released in 2018. The same year, he was involved in filming the I Got the Hook Up 2 with Master P and She Ball with Nick Cannon. As of 2019, he was cast alongside Lil Yachty in the 2019 sequel, How High 2 which premiered on MTV on April 20. His net worth is, however, still under review. Recently, he posted a video of him gifting his mother a Mercedes Benz and a house believed to worth millions of dollars.
Wife, Girlfriend, Daughter
DC Young Fly is not yet married but that does not mean he is single. The young rapper and comedian is in a relationship with his longtime girlfriend, Ms Jacky Oh. She is a model and actress also known for appearing in the MTV show Wild ‘N Out. Although they are yet to solemnize their union, the couple welcomed their first child, a daughter they named, Nova. The pretty baby girl was born in 2016.