Yung Miami Of City Girls –I don’t have nothing against gay people, but I wouldn’t want my son to be gay.
The City Girls floated into the rap industry less than two years ago and have already certified a promising niche which was untapped. The southern Florida duo which is comprised of Caresha “Yung Miami” Brownlee and Jatavia “JT” Johnson, are rapping women under the umbrella of Quality Control (QC), the Atlanta record label known for bringing forth artists like Migos, Lil’ Baby, and Lil’ Yachty.
Since the release of their single “F**k That Ni**a”, Yung Miami and JT have taken the music scene by storm as they sparked new listeners off of their scheming lyrics. But ever since JT went to federal prison in June 2018, Yung Miami has been forced to hold down bookings, interviews, and the music by herself.
In a new interview, Yung Miami opens up about adjusting to fame, performing without JT, backlash over a homophobic tweet and why her son’s teacher thought she was a prostitute. See the excerpts below.
Performing without JT:
At first first it was hard because we was a fresh group, being like away from JT, I was kind of nervous because people is used to both of us. It still feel like she there because the crowd gives me the energy, they signing her part word for word. At first i was scared, but it’s flowing.
How Yung Miami has had to adjust to fame:
For me, I still need to adjust. It don’t hit me yet. I’ll go to the mall, by myself, and people be like, ‘Yung Miami! Yung Miami!’ And my Uncle and them be like, ‘You can’t go to the mall by yourself. You gotta be a with a bodyguard.’ I’m just like that ain’t me. Ion wanna walk around with no bodyguard. I still wanna feel hood. I’m in my hood so I feel like I’m safe. I didn’t really adjust to it yet. I’m trying.
How City Girls got featured Drake‘s “In My Feelings:”
Ion know. Drake was probably scrolling on Instagram looking at the City Girls. Ion know. All I know is P just called us and was like, ‘Drake wanna do a record with y’all.’ And P like to play, we was like ‘Oh my God. B*tch we made it!’ We flew to Atlanta we did the song and that’s how it came about.
Which type of men is easier to finesse; industry or street:
Industry. They easy. They like walking licks. They so easy. You just gotta know how to finesse them.
The message she wants to send with music:
The message is to just be an individual. People be scared to be themselves. They’re always scared to be themselves, people always feel like they gotta pretend. I ain’t saying you got a f*ck for money and spend his.
Why her five-year-old’s teacher thought she was a prostitute:
I used to always pick him up in different cars and stuff. And I was like, ‘Well what you think I do?’ She said, ‘I just think you know, travel; travel for work.’ So I told her to Google ‘City Girls.’ And she text me and was like, ‘Oh my God!’ Probably cause I always had color hair, my hair always long to my butt.
Yung Miami addresses her homophobic tweets:
I didn’t tweet anything about them [LGBTQ Community]. I was just talking about my son. I said if I was anything gay in my son, I would beat him. But that’s just yo mama be like, ‘If you break my table, ima beat the sh*t out of you.’ That doesn’t mean she’s going to beat the sh*t out of you, she just say that. I don’t have nothing against gay people, but I wouldn’t want my son to be gay – just being a mother. I wouldn’t want my son dating the same sex.
Her stance on the beef between Nicki Minaj and Cardi B:
I would rather stay away from that question. I don’t want to get into that. But I am Team Cardi. Cardi support the City Girls. She support the City Girls.
JT went to prison on credit card fraud charges and is not expected to be released until 2020. In this same interview, Yung Miami mentions JT is expected to be home at the top of 2019. Their debut album “Girl Code” is set to be released Friday, November 16th on all streaming platforms.