The Metropolis Ladies hitmaker chopped it up with the “Abolition X” podcast the place she mirrored on the teachings she discovered throughout and since her incarceration.
She made a monumental comeback to the Rap sport after her launch from a Florida jail simply two years in the past, and JT is reflecting on that point of her life on the Abolition X podcast with hosts Richie Resheda, Indigo Mateo, and Vic Mensa. Yung Miami held down the Metropolis Ladies whereas JT was incarcerated, however as quickly as she was freed, the perfect buddies instantly set to work. It has been a meteoric climb up the charts ever since, however now, JT is sharing the teachings she has discovered since re-gaining her freedom.
“I really feel like I acquired higher. Going to jail and popping out, gave me extra edge, in my music once I rap and in my voice,” mentioned JT. “It did put lots of concern in me too. It put lots of nervousness in me. It modified me fully.”
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“My complete life, I’ve at all times been painted as a rebellious individual, and to the purpose the place I began to imagine it,” she mentioned elsewhere in the course of the chat. “In case you at all times inform me that I’m the issue, I’m going to imagine that I’m the issue, so now that I’m the issue, I’m going to be the issue.” Whereas inside, JT added that she felt fully disconnected from all the things occurring within the outdoors world, however she did obtain encouragement from a fellow inmate.
The rapper has additionally endured her fair proportion of criticism and spoke at size about feeling as if Black individuals aren’t allowed to be assured of their successes.
“Persons are extra in-tuned with people who find themselves down and out, than people who find themselves up. They don’t know methods to rejoice Black individuals when they’re up, they’re solely relatable to Black individuals when they’re down, in f*cked up conditions. As quickly as you get your first sense of confidence, they like, ‘Who the f*ck you suppose you might be?’”
Take heed to the total episode under.