GloRilla is opening up about how she came to unapologetically embrace her trademark voice, as well as how she realized that she has to slow down and smell the roses instead of solely focusing on the future.
GloRilla Admits To Previously Being “Embarrassed” By Her Iconic Voice
The “Tomorrow 2” rapper dished on the subjects during a recent sit-down with Elle, and she admitted that her voice initially “embarrassed” her, as Glo “wanted to sound like a girl.”
“When I first came out rapping, I was trying to sound like a little girl. I was saying some hard s**t, but just in a little girly-a*s voice. It was me trying to change my sound because I have a naturally deeper voice. I was kind of embarrassed, because I wanted to sound like a girl.”
When 2021 came around, though, GloRilla “changed her sound” and allowed her voice to get “deeper and deeper” on her tracks.
“That’s when I first changed my sound. That’s the year my voice started getting deeper and deeper.”
This sentiment echoes earlier commentary she provided on the matter. During a January 2023 sit-down with The Cut, Glo recalled that her voice came out “squeaky” when she attempted to “sound like a girl” while gettin’ started in the rap game.
After some friends called her on this, GloRilla decided, “Let me just put emphasis on what I already sound like, just add a lil bit more sauce to it.”
Additionally, after Twitter users spoke on how deep her voice was in “Blessed,” Glo humorously declared, “My voice is only this deep because my P***y is so GOOD.”
& every song y’all done heard that I done put out was before I got my veneers 🤨🤨my voice is only this deep because my Pussy is so GOOD DUHHHHHHHH #BIGGLO
— GloRilla 🦍 (@GloTheofficial) August 2, 2022
The Rapper Is Valuing Her Hard Work & Present Accomplishments
Aside from dishing on embracing her “naturally deeper voice,” GloRilla also spoke on an important lesson she learned about cherishing her blessings and not staying “so focused on [the] future.”
“The initial prize was me getting to where I am right now. My friend and I recently had a conversation about how we are so focused on our future—what else can we do to be better than what we’re doing now? We forget that what we got right now is what we’ve [always] prayed for.”
Although Glo’s all about living in the moment and enjoying the fruits of her labor, she’s nonetheless giving fans a preview of what to expect on her next project.
Specifically, since she was “on [her] hood s**t” while recording her Anyways, Life’s Great… EP, she plans to utilize “different sounds” in her forthcoming album. However, she assures fans that she’s still gonna “still [be] raw and uncut.”
“This [new album] is going to be still me, still raw and uncut. But just me knowing what it’s like being here and [experimenting with] different sounds. Because I was on my hood s**t the whole time.”
GloRilla added, “This go-around, it ain’t just me being hard. I got a couple of different sounds coming on this one.”