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The Island Boys Say Being Raised By A Single-Mum Caused Them “To Do A Lot Of Bad Things”

Gabriella Ferlita

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The Island Boys Say Being Raised By A Single-Mum Caused Them “To Do A Lot Of Bad Things”

The Island Boys have stated that being raised by a single-mum had caused them “to do a lot of bad things”. 

Alex Venegas, who goes by the name of @Flyysoulja on TikTok, recently took to the platform to answer a fan’s question: “How rich were your parents?”

The social media star revealed in the clip that being raised without a father was the reason why the twins previously racked up criminal charges related to burglary, robbery, vehicle theft and drugs, according to him.

Previously speaking on the No Jumper podcast, Venegas explained how he and his fraternal twin would always get in trouble with the law while they were growing up in Florida.


Venegas revealed the answer to the fan-query: “Well, to answer your question, my parents weren’t even rich.

“I grew up without a dad, he passed away [when] I was four years old. My mum, she tried to do her best to take care of me and my brother. 

“Of course, you know how it goes when a mum is single. She did what she could, and the most that she could and we had a lot of freedom, me and my brother,” he revealed.

“And that [caused] us to do a lot of bad things in life,” he admitted. “And we had to learn the hard way cause we were hard-headed. 


“We’re here now from everything that I learned and know what not to do, and what to do.”

Check out the video below:

The video about being raised by a single-mum comes as the Island Boys were recently criticised for a resurfaced video, in which one of the pair were reported to assault a woman and then began crying after she retaliated.


Fans took to the comments section of Venegas’ most recent video, writing comments like “I’m a cryland boy” in order to tease the TikToker for the resurfaced clip.

Others wrote, “who saw the vid of him crying” while another asked, “so is it you or your brother who hit that girl and then started crying when she hit you back”. 

The resurfaced video has since been removed from TikTok. 

Featured Image Credit: TikTok @flyysoulja

Topics: Island Boys, TikTok, US News, Celebrity

Gabriella Ferlita
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