Rapper Yung Miami, one half of the southern rap duo City Girls, gave an energetic performance this weekend whilst in her second trimester of pregnancy at the BET Awards on June 23rd at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, Ca.
The 25-year old, real name Caresha Brownlee, announced this month inside a documentary about her group’s recent and meteoric rise to fame that she is expecting her second child with her partner, producer Southside, but that did not stop her from taking the stage with back up dancers to perform her chart topping song “Act Up” on stage.
The song is off the group’s second album “Girl Code” featuring label mate Cardi B on the hit song “Twerk”.
Their other label mates include Migos, Stefflon Don and Lil Yachty.
Yung Miami has a son named Jai, born in 2013, from a previous relationship with ex Jai Wiggins. Southside has 5 children from previous relationships.
Though the group is a duo, Yung Miami has had to hold it down her partner JT, (Jatavia Johnson) who is currently serving a sentence for credit card fraud in Florida.
According to the group’s management, and their label Quality Control CEO, Pierre “Pee” Thomas, JT is set to be released from prison by the end of the summer.
Her initial release date was slated for March 21, 2020. In a recent interview with HipHop-N-More, the QC co-founder revealed that JT is due to be released soon, saying, “will be home within the next 90 days.”
Yung Miami’s mom Keenya Young is also serving a sentence for vehicle manslaughter following a high speed chase after she and another man were caught stealing designer bags at Macy’s.
Both girls’ stories are a testament to using talent to escape a rough path and life.