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OMG Girlz On Growing Up In The Music Industry And Learning How To Say No

Pop group OMG Girlz candidly shares their experiences growing up in the music industry, shedding light on their challenges and revealing how they learned to assert themselves by saying no.

For context, OMG Girlz, an acronym for Officially Miss Guided, was founded in 2009 by Tameka "Tiny" Harris and later signed to her Pretty Girl Hustle record label. OMG Girlz consists of group members Zonnique Pullins (Tiny’s daughter), Bahja Rodriguez, and Breaunna Womack.

Despite the group performing on Harris' reality television shows the Tiny & Toya Show and T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle, the OMG Girlz rose to fame after releasing their first official single, "Gucci This (Gucci That)," in 2011. That same year the group performed on the Scream Tour Next Generation after winning The Next Scream Star contest.

Immediately following the Scream Tour Next Generation exposure, OMG Girlz released other tracks, including "Where the Boyz At" and "Baddie," both of which were well received by the public.

OMG Girlz's success didn't stop there. In 2013, the group was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for outstanding new artist, and in the summer of that same year, they also went on tour with Mindless Behavior. Sadly in 2015, OMG Girlz announced that they were disbanding to pursue solo careers.

Fast forward to 2023, the group revealed that they are officially releasing their first single together in over a decade titled "Lover Boy." In a recent interview with xoNecole’s Kayla Walker, OMG Girlz opened up about what they have learned in the music industry, especially prioritizing self-care.

OMG Girlz On Self-Care And Saying No

In the discussion, OMG Girlz group member Bahja Rodriguez disclosed that they had to learn early on to make time for those they love by balancing their personal and professional lives because they were teens when they started working in their field.

"Just really craving out that space, honestly," she said. "We have been in the industry since we were children, so I think we kind of learned how to make sure we’re still having a personal life, taking care of ourselves also while working."

Rodriguez wrapped up her statement by adding that with the girls setting those boundaries, they could also deny certain things or opportunities to protect their mental health.

"But it's really just about knowing how to say no and knowing how to be like 'I need a break. I need my time.' Just letting that be that," she stated.

OMG Girlz's new single "Lover Boy" is scheduled to be released on July 14.

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