Young M.A. recently did an interview with ELLE, and she opened up about her personal life, specifically her femininity. The Brooklyn rapper said she had a hard time growing up and trying to fit the female stereotype.
She explained, “Sometimes I question why I was born this way. I never wanted to wear skirts or shoes, makeup, nails, dresses, or even wear my hair a certain way.” Young M.A. added, “I always wanted to wear sneakers, stud earrings, hair in a ponytail, and play with the boys. I never wanted to be a cheerleader, I wanted to play football. I always wanted to be the boy doll. I never understood it until I got older and realized this is just who I was meant to be and I am proud of who I am.”
The “Ooouuu” rapper also revealed that despite her current success, she’s still living at home with her family in Brooklyn. She admitted, “I plan on moving, but I’m a real homebody. I like to feel like things are still kind of the same, you know what I mean? I don’t wanna get to that point where I feel like—I don’t wanna feel like it’s not my comfortable zone. It keeps me grateful just to be home and not forgetting where I came from.” The rap game’s hottest star smiles. “I know eventually I’ll own two houses everywhere, but right now I’m just still comfortable and humble. I like being humble.”