Quick Facts of
- First NameDebra
- Last NameAntney
- Net Worth$7 million
- Age61 years
Debra Antney, an American reality star & entrepreneur is the founder, CEO & entertainment manager of Atlanta-based Mizay Entertainment, founded in 2007.
Best known for breaking in the career of many talented artists like Gucci Mane, French Montana and Nicki Minaj, Antney is the mother of rapper Waka Flocka Flame & formerly served as his manager.
Moreover, she made recurring appearances in the reality TV series Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta, a franchise of Love & Hip Hop.
What Is Debra Antney’s Net Worth In 2023?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, 61-year-old Antney has a net worth of $7 million as of 2023. Primarily, the major source of her income came up as the result of the CEO/founder of Mizay Entertainment.
Raised through a rough childhood, the mother of 10, oversaw managerial works in the early stages of many artists; also paved their career breakthrough.
Her list of clients includes her son Juaquin Malphurs, a rapper, famous with stage name Waka Flocka Flame along with other music figures like Gucci Mane, Lex Luger, OJ Da Juiceman, and French Montana.
Back in 2009, she worked as a manager for Nicki Minaj.
Moreover, Debra is the founder of online radio station Be100 Radio, launched in 2013. With over 100,000 listeners daily (nationally & internationally), the station provides platforms for many independent artists to showcase their talent.
Appeared In ‘Love & Hip Hop Franchise’
Aside from her managerial works, Antney got TV fame through her stints in Love & Hip Hop franchise Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta.
She appeared in guest roles in the first 2 seasons (in 2012 & 2013) acting as a mentor to the show’s cast Rasheeda & others.
In 2014, Debra appeared as a supporting cast in the reality series for its Season 3, starring Joseline Hernandez, K. Michelle, Erica Dixon, and Mimi Faust.
Furthermore, Antney appeared in Season 4, 5 & 6 of the series & mostly worked, to patch the relationship of her son Waka Flocka and his wife Tammy Rivera.
In total, she made appearances in 27 episodes of Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta, & didn’t return on Season 6 finale.
In 2017, Debra Antney joined the We TV’s Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta & became its executive producer.
How Much A Love & Hip Hop Cast Make?
Indeed, with a notable appearance in Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta, Debra collected a considerable sum of money but kept the figures low-key.
Reportedly, the former main casts of the show’s Atlanta franchise, Joseline made $400,000 per season. The OG cast Mimi Faust took home $100,000-a-season, with $20,000-an-episode earlier & later saw a rise to $37,500 per episode in 2017.
Moreover, Lil Scrappy, who appears in the reality series with his wife Bambi Benson, is the main cast since Season 9; he already collected $200,000 per season while appearing as supporting cast.
Legal Issues & Lawsuits
Despite the fact that Debra enjoys perks of success, the controversial news has barely left her alone.
In 2013, rapper Gucci Mane filed a lawsuit against her alleging she stole money from her & allowed Flocka to release music without his consent. The suit stated fraud & breach of contract, which Debra & Mane signed in 2006.
However, the Mizay Entertainment founder/CEO denied those claims.
In 2017, Debra’s relationship with another artist went sour; she filed a lawsuit against French Montana after the rapper secured business deal without consent & drought her out of percentage violating the terms of the contract.
The case turned in the favor of Debra Antney in 2018 & earned her $1,999,588 along with $135,140 compensation, totaling in a round figure of $2 million.
Mother Of 8 Children: Youngest Son Died
Reportedly, Debra Antney is the mother of 8 children: 5 sons & 3 daughters; she adopted all the daughters. However, regarding the detail on her spouse, she has always remained tight-lipped.
Among her children, her son Waka Flocka Flame, a rapper is the famous one. Waka is married to Tammy Rivera, a fashion designer & former star of Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta.
On December 29, 2013, Antney’s youngest son Kayo Redd died after committing “suicide” after internet bullies; the subject chronicled in Season 3 of Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta.
From her late son, she is grandmother to granddaughter Ittila Scott.
After Kayo’s death, she founded the No Reckless Internet Posting (R.I.P.) Foundation, which would work to prevent internet bullies on social media.
Currently, Antney lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
Antney’s Struggle In Childhood
Debra Antney was born on March 10, 1962, in Mcdonough, Georgia. She grew up in Jamaica Queens, New York, in a problematic family & was forced to sell drugs from a young age.
Reportedly, Antney is the oldest of 9 children. She is an American by nationality & hails from the black ethnic background.
In the early stage of her career, Debra started many enterprises such as lemonade stand, babysitting & cleaning establishments. Furthermore, she worked in the Georgia Department of Family and Children’s Services.
Later, in her mid-40s, she got career accomplishment after founding Mizay Entertainment in 2007.