Our favorite hottie Megan Thee Stallion sat down with rap’s dynamic duo City Girls for Interview Magazine to discuss their rise to fame and thriving in rap.
When Thee Stallion asked JT and Yung Miami how the city of Miami influenced their music, JT replied that the city’s fast life and her upbringing are what helped grow her craft; this included stealing and seeing her mother and aunt use men for their money. She says that she never saw her mother in a “real relationship” with a man, but she knew how to get what she needed from them.
JT also says that growing up around hustlers when the Slip-N-Slide era thrived helped to steer her towards quick cash, which resonates in the group’s music. Yung Miami also opened up about her mother, Keenya, being a booster and her father being a drug dealer, which also motivated her hustle. She says that her mother stealing and selling clothes to provide for the family was a regular occurrence.
Meg told City Girls that the message in their music has also reminded her to “get to this bag.” She says that the music makes her “feel comfortable,” considering that they both have similar backgrounds.
Meg also touched on competition in the rap game, asking City Girls if they felt competition in rap motivated them in any way. However, the ladies let it be known that they don’t see competition.
“I’m not really a competitive person,” JT stated. She says that the only time she felt only “down-and-out” was during her post-prison release inside of a halfway house. Now that she is free, she says that “I can’t blame nobody else or even be competitive with nobody. It’s motivating just to see women right now winning and to be a part of it.”
When the Houston Hot Girl asked her fellow female stars about the moment they decided to take music seriously, JT said that her stints in jail opened her eyes. It was JT’s legal issues that also motivated Miami to put their careers in overdrive. Miami says that she was prepared to keep the group’s name alive.
“We already knew she was going to jail, so we had a plan,” Miami stated. “I was like, “Okay, she’s going to go to jail, and I’m going to do whatever I got to do to keep it going.” I feel like I did a good job. Everything was new for me, too, so it’s literally like I was in the middle of the ocean, and I had to motherfucking swim. We had that song with Drake [“In My Feelings”], and I felt like I did good. I thought I held the group down.” While she thrived as a one-woman show, Miami admits that it was hard not having JT around. She acknowledged that sometimes she would feel discouraged, while other times she knew she had a duty to keep the movement going.