Justin Laboy is the youngest of five children, and after growing up in a broken home, he was determined to break generational curses. His ambition has therefore seen him become a renowned social media personality and entrepreneur. He is the brains behind Demon Time and revealed that he hopes to become an actor. As he continues working towards achieving his dreams and breaking the generational curses in his family, here is what you need to know about Laboy.
1. He Can Be a Clout Chaser
Laboy has already made a name for himself by interviewing celebrities, especially on sensitive matters like sex. The questions are usually personal, and most of us would probably respond by saying “no comment.” Still, his audience is fond of the celebrities who grace his show as guests. It was, therefore, to his fans’ joy to anticipate Drake in an interview after Laboy hinted there would be one soon. Drake got wind of the tweet and responded with a “caps” emoji. According to Hot New Hip Hop, it showed that Laboy’s tweet was false. The social media personality later deleted it, which confirmed that he was lying.
2. Migos Allegedly Beat Him Up
When Laboy interview Saweetie, he asked if she would allow her boyfriend to have a threesome if he did everything perfectly. Saweetie responded by saying that she would let Quavo pick the man for a threesome because she socializes with cultured men. Unfortunately, that question did not sit well with the Migos rappers. It was rumored later that the three men beat Laboy up, and when they were asked during “The Morning Show,” Quavo said they only straightened Laboy. Quavo, however, changed said that statement referred to the music, and Takeoff backed him up.
3. His Inspiration for Demon Time
According to BET, Laboy and his brother own nightclubs, but the COVID-19 pandemic affected them as hard as other businesses. Unfortunately, Laboy said only the corporate careers were being highlighted, and the women who worked in the nightclubs suffered from loss of employment. Therefore, he wanted to help them get paid, and that is how Demon Time was created. Demon Time is a late-night Instagram Live stream that features different women and viewers tip the dancers using the CashApp. It is such an effective platform that some women have made at least $4,000 in a single night.
4. Why He Believes Demon Time Became Popular Fast
In a world where diversity and inclusivity have become the measures of assessing a good employer, Laboy has not been left behind in adhering to these standards. Therefore, he ensured that the women on the Instagram live streams are from varied backgrounds; he started with Black women and then included White, Latino, and the rest, regardless of their body shapes or size. Additionally, celebrities log in to comment using their real accounts, which helped facilitate Demon Time’s growth.
5. He Was Banned from Using Instagram after Creating Demon Time
Laboy started a movement that had others imitating him. As soon as Demon Time was up and running, people saw it was lucrative; Tory Lanez began “Quarantine Radio” while Magic City allowed virtual lap dances. Instagram did not like the trend and started a crackdown on the Instagram accounts allowing such activity. Laboy tried being elusive by using burner accounts, but they were all flagged. According to The Daily Beast, Instagram shut him down and blocked his IP address. He was later allowed to use Instagram after his account was verified.
6. He Started Making Music in November 2020
It is often said that the company you keep will shape you; it proved true for Laboy. He has always been hanging out with rappers, and everyone he met thought he would do great in music. Laboy did not give it much thought until he found himself in a recording studio and decided to develop a theme song for his show. Before he knew it, he was having fun recording, and once Drake and Meek encouraged him to soldier on, he knew music was in the cards.
7. He is a Christian
The social media personality acknowledges God in all situations. When he landed a record deal, he knew that it was God’s blessing upon his life, considering that other rappers have been in the music industry for ages and yet have never got any deals. Laboy feels that the favor in his life is God using him to show people that He qualifies those He chooses and that people can accomplish anything they want even without formal training.
8. He Believes Everyone is Talented
Laboy opines that we are all talented and have an inner genius waiting to be unleashed. The only thing that holds people back is their lack of faith in their abilities; hence he thinks they settle for being average. However, he believes that we should have the courage to move past our fears such that even if we fail at something, we can try something else until we find our purpose.
9. P. Diddy Thinks of Him as the Biggest Social Media Star
As the visionary he is, Sean Combs, better known as P. Diddy, launched Revolt, a music-focused digital cable network, in October 2013. The rapper has continued to reinvent the network, and he knows that having an influencer would increase the ratings. Therefore, as published on Page Six, he praised Laboy as the biggest social media star currently hence had him host “Respectfully Justin” alongside Justin Combs, his son.
10. Why He Quit Playing Basketball
When you hear Laboy speak about people trying out other things until they find their purpose, it is from experience. He was a professional basketball player, but no matter how hard he tried, he realized that his name would never be spoken in the same breath as Michael Jordan’s or LeBron James’s. Tearing his Achilles tendons also helped facilitate the decision to quit.