Johnathan Michael Porter was born January 20, 1997, in Los Angeles, California. Porter grew up in Mid City in West Los Angeles, and attended multiple elementary schools before moving in with his mother in Santa Clarita Valley, but later settled in Oakland with his father. After settling down in San Fernando Valley, Porter attended Arleta High School and joined the football team, becoming the starting quarterback in 2014, standing at 6'4'' and weighing 160lbs. As starting quarterback, Porter led the team to an East Valley League championship in 2014. Throwing for 1,234 yards and 17 touchdowns in 2013 and 1,724 yards and 21 touchdowns in 2014, Porter committed to play for Fayetteville State University and briefly played college football before leaving in 2016. Porter references his past experiences as a football player in the video for the remix to "Thotiana", where the rapper portrays a top prospect high school quarterback disrespecting his coach due to his desire to pursue women and fame.