In 2017, you become famous for doing what comes natural and not living confined to what’s considered ‘normal’ in society. In fact, hasn’t that always been the rule? It is just now that with social media, the news spreads faster. This rules definitely applies to social media celebrity Yvng Swag. The hooper and dancer went viral after combining talents in one of his final High School basketball games. A referee gave him a technical foul for doing a dance move with his crossover [see video here] and every major sports network picked it up. Now , that fame has landed the Instagram celeb a deal with Nick Cannon’s NCREDIBLE entertainment group and Atlantic Records.
Yvng Swag took to instagram to confirm the rumors in an inspirational message.
“I Live On The Eastern Shore In Kent County Maryland, I Use to say I have to move to a different state to get my talent noticed because nobody made it from Kent. I proved myself wrong with the Hard Work and Dedication to a passion that I Love most is to Entertain and Inspire People to just be themselves,” wrote the small town kid.
Raised in Kent County, Maryland his hometown only has a population of under 20,000 people. Indeed a small place, it’s isolated from Baltimore, which is just across the Chesapeake Bay, but not reachable without a lengthy drive.
He continues, “Who knew I would see myself on ESPN and Sign a deal with NCREDIBLE and Atlantic Records at age 17. I just kept dreaming and striving for what I want 💭And Now I Got It. Parents Guide us teenagers through life to be successful and better then what they are. I just listen and kept God 1st along with my family and kept faith in myself and now It’s time for me to say to y’all is that IM HERE and we going to the top so bare with me ♥️You. 18® @chrisbivins.”
A big deal for any 17-year-old, the deal with Nick Cannon is not elaborated upon. However, it is clear that you will make big money anytime you sign a contract with someone like Nick, who is worth at least $50-million-dollars.
Thanking celebrity photographer Chris Bivins at the end of the statement, it’s not clear what Yvng Swag’s relationship is with him. However, on C.Biv’s profile you can see he’s helping produce a music video for the newly signed Atlantic music artist and connecting him to people such as Miami Mike, who found Soulja Boy.
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