Yung Miami is opening up about her relationship with Diddy, wanting to change the way she talks, social media reactions to her BMF role, and more in a new Interview with “The Cut”.
The City Girl star is not holding back and according to The Cut since she and her rap partner, Jatavia Johnson, a.k.a. JT, have rapidly shot to fame, every bit of Caresha Brownlee’s life has become fodder for criticism.
“I have no privacy,” ….“I feel like I can’t even express myself. If I really want to be myself, I have to do it at home. I can’t freely go out of the house or do like I want to do.”
She says for the sake of self-preservation: “I literally stay in the house.”
About her relationship with JT
So how did you and JT get together? And when were you like, Wait, we can actually do something with this?
We’ve been childhood friends since middle school. We never planned on doing anything together. One day she called me: Let’s make a song. We were just playing around and it blew up. But we never planned to be artists or rappers or a rap group.
You and JT became famous very quickly in the past few years. How has life changed? What’s been the biggest difference that you’ve felt in your life?
The privacy part. I feel like it’s a gift and a curse. It’s bittersweet. No matter what you do, you can never please. You gotta be strong, because with the fame comes a lot of attention, a lot of opinions, a lot of backlash. I have no privacy. You could be going through a death, and you still got people that’s laughing about it or joking about it.
Miami wants to change the way she talks
You have such a specific sound, and your cadence is so distinct. Are there artists who influenced you?
I think it’s so funny and crazy that you said it is, because I really want to change the way I talk. I just feel like it’s my accent. It’s growing up in Miami, it’s my slang. I talk like my mom.
Why do you want to change the way you talk?
A lot of people don’t understand it, and they take it as being, like, illiterate or not being able to talk properly. I always think about it. I’ll be like, I’m gonna do it, but I never followed through. I can’t disguise my voice even if I wanted to.
About her acting
You didn’t expect to ever get into acting?
If I’m going to be 100 percent honest, no. As far as in a music video? Yeah, but never in a movie. When I did it, it was kind of cool. It was real fun. Like, it was an experience. I had Nia Long there. I had La La. Nia was like, “You got it, just relax, like, just let it flow.” Learning the lines, they was helping me. And with BMF, I actually reached out to them and was like, “I wanna, do y’all got something for me?”
So you got a taste of it, and you liked it?
You People? I loved it. I was just being myself. But when BMF came, it was just something totally different. I still loved the experience, it was a good experience.
How did you find it different, acting like yourself versus playing a character who is not like you at all?
It was hard for me because the BMF scene, it was so emotional — like my [character’s] husband got killed and, in real life, my baby father got killed.
I always say I never got a chance to go through the emotion of my baby father getting killed and feel he’s gone because I was always working, which was a good thing because it kept my mind off of it.
It was good and bad. If not, I don’t know where it would have took me.
You know how some people go into a deep depression? I thank God I was able to keep working because I’ve got kids. I felt it, of course, but I didn’t have a breakdown until after the fact. When I did break down, it was bad. It was horrible.
About social media’s reactions to her scene in BMF
When BMF came out. I wasn’t embarrassed, but I was like, Oh my God, everybody’s laughing at me! It’s okay, I laughed too. I don’t take nothing personally.
I don’t give a fuck, whatever. I find laughter in everything. Like bitch, I’m gonna laugh with y’all, we’re gonna laugh together.
Diddy was your first guest on your show. You have been so open about your relationship even though a lot of public-facing people normally don’t want to be, and you have let people in. Why did you decide to do that?
I felt like, it is what it is. Eventually, people was gonna find out because he is who he is, I am who I am. We was just like, if we’re going to put it out there, we’re going to be the ones that talk. I don’t like anyone talking for me.
Are y’all still together?
We’re still friends! We’re still good friends! But we’re single. That’s not my man. We had our own situation, I’m not gonna put a title on it. We were fucking with each other hard. We were together every day at one point. He supported me, I supported him. I’ll let the internet call it whatever they want to call it.
Apart from your career, when you close your eyes and you see yourself at 80 years old, what are you seeing? What does life look like?
I hope to be at peace. I hope to be rich, vacationing, traveling the world, and still fucking, of course. Maybe on a yacht, just enjoying life, enjoying what I worked hard for.
Read her entire interview here.