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Meet Young Lyric: Age and love life explored as rapper reveals baby bump

Yasmine Leung October 18, 2021

Rapper Young Lyric announced her pregnancy with a photoshoot and, since she’s a promising young artist, fans are surprised at her baby bump. Now they’re curious to find out her age and who the baby daddy is.

Young Lyric stuns in angelic photoshoot

Elaborate shoots have been the go-to way for celebrities to announce their pregnancy to fans, particularly after Beyonce’s floral images to reveal her pregnancy with twins in 2017 went viral.

Young Lyric is the latest artist to follow in Queen B’s footsteps in a shoot with her baby daddy Shakur Stevenson, donning a pink floral bra and underwear set with huge peach fluffy angel wings.

The rapper has been in the spotlight since she was a child in 2010, when she uploaded her cover of Young Jeezy’s Lose My Mind and went viral after WorldStarHipHop reposted it.

Ten years later, the star is expecting, leaving fans wondering how old she is now.

Age and career explored

Young Lyric hails from Houston, Texas, and was born 30 July 2000, making her 21 years old.

She garnered attention aged ten after posting her own remix covers to her YouTube channel. Her earliest videos were made at home with her friends as back-up dancers, while Young Lyric took centre stage with her rapping talent.

They were adorable and you knew she was was destined for big things.

Young Lyric released her first original tracks in 2015 – 2Fresh2Fly and That’s All Folks. Her latest drop, Big Racks, is a lot more professional, obviously.

Young Lyric, real name Lyric Michelle Ragston, was destined for music stardom as she grew up in the studio thanks to her father and uncle.

“They were always writing and recording, and I always felt I would grow up and be a rapper too,” she said.

Ragston took home the 2018 Female Hip Hop Artist Of The Year award at the GO-DJ Awards and the Broadcast Houston Awards.

The 21-year-old also appeared on Queen Latifah and Jermaine Dupri’s reality show The Rap Game in 2016.

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Who is Shakur Stevenson?

Young Lyric’s beau is professional boxer Shakur Stevenson (real name Ash-Shakur Nafi-Shahid Stevenson).

Born 28 June 1997, the athlete is 24 years old and is the current WBO interim junior lightweight champion.

Before he turned professional, Stevenson represented Team USA in the 2016 Olympics and won a silver medal in the bantamweight division.

The champion has a perfect professional record with 16 wins and no losses. His next fight is against Jamel Herring for the WBO junior lightweight title on 23 October 2021.

The exact date Stevenson and Ragston started dating is unknown but they made their first appearance on each other’s profiles on 17 December 2020, where she called him “my right when I’m wrong”.

Since then, they’ve been flaunting their love on social media as they jet around the country.

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Yasmine is a third-year Anthropology and Media student at Goldsmiths University with a new obsession with League of Legends, despite being really bad. She's always on social media keeping on top of the latest news and trends and is HITC’s expert in Korean pop culture. She also loves music, TV and fashion - her favourite things to write about.