Anderson .Paak went through a troubled childhood before rising as a star in the music industry.
American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, and drummer Anderson .Paak has come a long way in this career through enduring years of struggle and pain. The Grammy winner who currently has estimated net worth of $4 million has become homeless before he began his success in the music scene. He had endured a traumatic childhood however his struggles did not end with his childhood as he had to endure a period of homelessness with his wife and their child. Take a look at how .Paak overcame hardships in life.
Early Life And A Troubled Childhood
Brandon Paak Anderson was born on February 8, 1986 in Oxnard, California. He has a mixed African American and Korean blood. .Paak’s mother was born in South Korea at the time of the Korean War however she was abandoned at the age of seven. She was then placed into an orphanage who was then adopted by an African American family who brought her to Los Angeles. This is where his parents met and eventually formed a family together. Around the age of seven, .Paak saw his father beating his mother, he was with his sister and suddenly saw their father on top of their mother. He saw blood everywhere and before he knew it, police came and arrested his father which was also the last time he saw his father.
He soon started going to school and around the time he started his senior year of high school, he got a call during class and someone told him that his mother was arrested for major fraud. His mother was criminally convicted at the time and pleaded guilty to scamming millions from the investors through the produce distribution company that she founded. His mother received seven years prison time for the said crime. Life has to go on and .Paak eventually finished schooling at the Foothill Technology High School
Being Homeless Before His Career Began
Before he had begun producing music, .Paak went through years of struggle. The biracial artist’s life was hard as it gets when he became homeless. At the time, he was already married to his South Korean wife, Jae Lin, whom he met while she was in college. It was in 2011 when .Paak was fired from his job at the marijuana farm in Santa Barbara where he was working. Since he was dismissed without a prior warning, he became homeless together with his wife and their son. This has made them work had even more.
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Published: April 05, 2022
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