Tokyo Jetz and her 6-month-old son, Amir, are featured in the latest issue of Rolling Out magazine. In the publication, the Atlanta-based rapper talks balancing motherhood with a burgeoning career. See highlights from the interview below:
How are you adjusting to being a first-time mother and resuming your career in the music industry?
It’s a lot to adjust to, especially for a first-time mom, but luckily I have a really good support system. My sister lives in Florida, but she came up to Atlanta, and my hairstylist helps me a lot, of course, but I have a really good support system. So, whenever I’m not able to manage this and being a mom at the same time, they always step in.
Do you think the music industry frowns on female rappers getting pregnant?
I think at one point in hip-hop women were supposed to hide if they were in a relationship because you were supposed to be a fantasy for all men. I think it was frowned upon at some point, but I think now things are a lot different.
You recently released your new single “S.O.D.D.” How did that song come about?
It’s a song that I did with producer Mike Will Made-It. It’s a song I really love. Whether you’re young or old, it’s something I thought everybody would like.
Now that you’re a mother, will you be releasing more music that details your personal journey?
Before I had my son, I dedicated a song to him, so I’m open to making more music like that. But now I’m really just having fun with music.
Read the whole interview HERE
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