Young M.A checked herself into a drug and alcohol abuse facility for treatment of alcohol and opioid abuse and mental health problems, sources say.
Friends say Young M.A, real name Katorah Marrero, admitted herself into rehab after feeling suicidal. She made the announcement on her Instagram page over the weekend.
“Bouta lose this addiction.. [on my way] to rehab,” she wrote.
The 29-year-old Brooklyn native is best known for her viral hit single “Ooouuu”, which garnered over 360 million views on YouTube.
The male-identified rapper was nominated for BET and MTV Artist of the Year and Female Hip-Hop Artist of the Year awards.
In 2018, Young M.A was featured on the Forbes 30 Under 30, and she received a proclamation from New York City.
However, Young M.A suffered from mental health issues, including depression and anxiety.
“I deal with that – deal with anxiety and depression,” she said. “A lot of people may not know that. It’s not always glitter and gold. It’s a lot,” she said in a livestream interview with XXL magazine during the Covid lockdown.
She said her immediate family has a history of mental health problems, and she believes in “self healing”.
“I don’t believe in, like… a therapist, I done had that, like I’ve had therapy. It just never worked for me.”
People in the LGBT+ community are 50% more likely to suffer from depression, anxiety and substance abuse than heterosexuals.