Yung Miami speaks on her new podcast, if the City Girls are breaking up and her relationship with Diddy in an exclusive interview in XXL magazine's fall issue.
TWEET Go Getta She doesn't work jobs, she is a job. With a lauded new podcast, more music on the way and big goals to achieve, City Girls' Yung Miami is set on building an empire. Interview:Georgette Cline Editors Note: This story originally appeared in theFall2022 issue of XXL Magazine, on stands soon. There's a select few artists whose indelible colloquialisms are forever ingrained in pop culture, and Yung Miami is talking that talk. Since emerging in 2017, as one-half of Miami rap duo City Girls, her signature phrasesperiod, flewed out and City Girls includedwith group member JT have gone beyond lyrics. Social media handles, Instagram captions, graduation caps, a T-Mobile commercial and even Diddy emphasizing The Notorious B.I.G.s greatness with a Period during the music moguls Lifetime Achievement Award acceptance speech at the BET Awards earlier this year signify the City Girls impact. The longtime friends have established their place as hip-hops racy yet playful tandem. The albums Period in 2018, Girl Code that same year and City on Lock in 2020 introduced their lascivious, get-money anthems. Take Yo Man, Act Up, Pussy Talk featuring Doja Cat and the Cardi B-assisted Twerk are self-explanatory song titles, but Miami and JTs celebratory adages and humorous quips take them over the top. Theyve got gold and multiplatinum certifications, the backing of Quality Control Music and Motown Records, plus a fandom that rides for them just like Yung Miami did for JT when the latter had to do a nearly two-year prison sentence in 2018 for credit card fraud. Miami, born Caresha Brownlee, kept the momentum of the group going by performing on her own during JTs bid. As the City Girl who prides herself on her fun energy, Miami is the rap best friend everyone wishes they had. Her Instagram Lives are an invitation to the turn up. Miamis candid commentary on the social platform sparked the idea to launch her very own podcast, Caresha Please, which debuted on Diddy s REVOLT this past June and has consistently earned millions of views. Diddy, with whom Miami is romantically linked, Kevin Gates, JT, Megan Thee Stallion, Saweetie and Latto have all taken a seat for what Miami describes as real, raw and uncut conversations. As the 28-year-old rapper embarks on this new career path, what does that mean for City Girls? The mother of two sets the record straight with XXL while picking up her son from school on a late August day. From dating Diddy, to overcoming a breakdown, to acting alongside Eddie Murphy and more, Yung Miami keeps it real. XXL: First of all, congratulations on your new podcast, Caresha Please. You keep on grabbing headlines. Whats the story of how that came together behind the scenes? Yung Miami: People just loving to hear me talk, you know? Whenever I talk or whenever I go on Live, it go viral. So, one day I was talking with Diddy and he was like, Yeah, should do a podcast. It would be good for you, and thats how it came out. It was just a conversation of me just always going viral off the way I talk and the engagement that I used to get off of Instagram Live. Whats a goal that you want to accomplish with this new podcast endeavor? I want to take it to the next level. I want to be likeI think she has a podcast nowa person like Wendy Williams. Im dreaming big. I want to go to the highest of the highest. I want to be the Black Oprah. People relate to you a lot because of how youve described yourself as a goofy person. It shows on social media. How did that come about in your personality? You know whats so crazy? I really think Im a shy person. I really think that Im very goofy and bubbly and open around my friends, but I do it on my Live. I do it in the privacy of my home, but Im broadcasting it for everybody to see. So, it comes off as, Oh my god, I love her. Shes my friend. When Im private with my friends and my family, Im very open and Im going to have fun and Im going to do whatever. And I get on Live because Im in the privacy of my home. But when I get in front of people, Im kinda shy. But once I get to know you, we are going to have a good time. Growing up in school, I wasnt a class clown, but I was kinda like a fun girl with my group of friends. So, if we are out at a party, I would be with my group of friends and we would be getting lit. In the music business, theres a lot that comes at you all at once. You tweeted you had a breakdown in August. How did you overcome that? I just had to go through it. I feel like I work a lot, so, I never really get time to go through my emotions. Im always on plane to plane, city to city, state to state. It was just one of those days where I had just got off an airplane and I had to be back on an airplane the next day. When I got to the airport, I missed my flight. I tried to get on another flight and I missed my other flight. It was just one of those moments. And I was just like, listen, Im just having a bad day and it just all