Webbie is an American singer, rapper, and songwriter known for his works such as Swerve, Bad Bitch and his appearance in the movie Ghetto Stories: The Movie. He is infamous for his arrest in 2012 for robbery and his ban from the 106 & Park show in 2011. Let us have a brief look at the career and net worth of Webbie in 2019 in this article.
Early Life & Biography
Webbie was born as Webster Gradney Jr. on September 6, 1985, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States. He was brought up by his father and his grandmother as his mother died when he was nine years old. It is said that Webster started writing rhymes at the age of five and developed a special interest for rap inspired by artists Master P, UGK, Geto Boys, and Eightball & MJG.
The relationship status of Webbie is speculated to be single as there has been no rumor about him, dating someone till now. His past relationships are also yet to be disclosed by the rapper. Webbie in 2011 got into the controversy after getting banned from the show 106 & Park after he allegedly made a sexually abusive comment about the show’s hostess. In 2012, he was arrested by the cops of Baton Rouge for pushing a woman from the stairs and stealing $340 from her purse.
Career, Awards & Nominations
In 2001, Webbie’s first break in music came via Lil Boosie as the latter made Webbie appear in his album For My Thugz. The duo later went on to release Ghetto Stories in 2003 and Gangsta Musik in 2004. His solo track Give Me That which featured Bun B became a huge hit, and many mixtapes were released based on the track.
In 2005, Webbie signed for Asylum Records and released his major debut album Savage Life which debuted at number 8 on the US Billboard 200. He later signed for Trill Entertainments’ subsidiary label Atlantic Records. In 2008 his album Savage Life 2 was released and was very well received by the masses. Especially the single “Independent” featuring Boosie and Lil Phat was a huge hit and also the biggest hit of Webbie till date. He released Savage Life 3 in 2011, and the album accounted to a sale of more than 50,000 copies. Webbie then released Savage Life 4 in 2013 and Savage Life 5 in 2016.
Apart from music, Webbie has also acted in movies. He starred along with Lil Bossie in the 2010 biographical film Ghetto Stories which was based on the lives of the duo. He has also appeared in movies such as On The Grind, Video Girl, and Savage Life: The Movie.
Net Worth & Earnings
All the works mentioned above of the young rapper account for his current net worth of $3.5 million. The year 2011, is said to be his highest fortune generating year as his album Savage Life 3 became a huge hit. He also garnered a good sum of money in 2008 after his single “Independent” topped most of the charts that year.
Webbie is a talented artist who has won many hearts with his music and also some haters for his rude behaviour. But, we expect that the gifted rapper will change the wrong impression people have over him after his arrest, as mistakes in human life are inevitable.