"I was always a straight A student. I used to win spelling bees, I used to ace tests without studying, and my parents were really happy with my whole education. I wouldn't say a nerd because I was cool in school, but I was still good with my books. They always wanted me to be a doctor or something like that.
Me and my mother ended up getting evicted. She went back to Guyana and I was basically left out here on my own.
"It just got to the point where I was more focused on the music than anything. It definitely wasn't the way that my father wanted me to go. I remember his exact words, he said, 'Only one in a billion ever make it. So, you're wasting time and money.'
"My mom was always a strong believer. When my parents broke up it was just me and my mom on our own, and we used to live right around the way from Metro Housing, the Galloway area. We were in a crib and we just couldn't afford it. I started hustling, I was doing everything I could to pay for the music.
"I had a kid on the way, I was trying to pay a mortgage because my mother wasn't working and my father left us, but we ended up getting evicted. She went back to Guyana and I was basically left out here on my own."