At the moment Gunplay net worth is estimated at $1 million and it seems like he has more troubles than money. The rapper, whose real name is Richard Morales Jr., has been using drugs since he was a teenager. This addiction has consumed a good deal of his fortune. Although the artist claims he is sober now, it is likely that drugs were also behind his legal issues: in 2013 Gunplay was officially charged with armed robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and aggravated assault. Although eventually the prosecution had to drop the charges, the evidence against him was really convincing. In this context, it does not seem surprising that Richard’s career is not going as well as planned. Now let’s look closer at the sources of Gunplay net worth and his legal issues.
As some of you may already know, the first source of income Richard had was not legal: as a teenager he started selling drugs. Back then Richard use to live in Carol City with his single Jamaican mother. He used to sell drugs from their house while she was at work. You may think that a mother would be absolutely shocked to find out about this kind of business and would do nearly anything to stop her kid from being involved in it. But apparently Gunplay’s mother knew that her son is dealing: it was more than once that she found drugs in their house. As you could guess, that did not make her happy. And yet Richard found the way to calm her down. In one of his interviews the rapper has said: “When you give her the money, everything gets smoothed over when money’s involved. It calmed down the situation with my mom”.
One day Richard just went from dealing to using. He tried the cocaine and that was a fatal step for him. At the beginning he used to spend some $600-700 per week on drugs, but as Gunplay net worth increased so did his expenditures. After he landed a deal with a record company, he started wasting thousands of dollars on cocaine and weed. Speaking about his career, a breakthrough came in 2009, as Richard and his band Triple C’s released their debut album Custom Cars & Cycles. Just three years later the abovementioned “accident” has happened: Gunplay was (allegedly) caught on tape during an armed burglary. Strangely enough, it seems like the rapper considers this “gangster stuff” to be part of his job as an entertainer. In one of his interviews Gunplay said: “Cause I rap it all day, but when I show it to you—most people understand what they see. (…) So when I talk about that gangsta shit? I can talk that shit. But when I walk that shit, I show you way better than I can tell you.”