Exclusive Tour Diary: City Girls Hit the Road with Jack Harlow

Exclusive Tour Diary: City Girls Hit the Road with Jack Harlow

Exclusive Tour Diary: City Girls Hit the Road with Jack Harlow

The City Girls bring V along for the ride as they perform in Atlanta, Georgia, the last stop on tour.

The City Girls bring V along for the ride as they perform in Atlanta, Georgia, the last stop on tour.

Text: Kala Herh

Within seconds of the City Girls hitting the stage, the audience was on its feet. As the intro of “Take Yo Man,” boomed throughout the stadium, the girls took their place–front and center. Donning two matching holographic jumpsuits, the City Girls beamed from the stage. And as the track’s percussive, heart-bouncing beat echoed throughout the speakers, Yung Miami and JT began, turning the house into a party. 

“My favorite song to perform is “Rodeo” because I love me and JT's interaction with each other on that song,” Yung Miami shares with V. “The choreography is my fave. I love performing that song. I be having so much fun.”

The concert, at the State Farm Arena, supported Jack Harlow and his new album, Come Home the Kids Miss You. The girls shared that they first met Jack Harlow when he collaborated on their “Pussy Talk” remix–which also features Quavo and Lil Wayne. And ever since then, they continued being friends, bouncing off each other's energy. “He had the song, "WHAT'S POPPIN" at the time, and I thought it was cool. I honestly don't know why he chose us to be on tour,” JT laughs.

For those who aren’t too familiar with the City Girls’ story, JT (Jatavia Johnson) and Yung Miami (Caresha Brownlee) have been best friends since they were teenagers. Hailing from the sunny city of Miami, they began recording music about relatable relationship woes–complications with exes, hookup culture, and everything in between. In 2018, they dropped their mixtape Period, and since that explosive release, they’ve built a growing rap empire with legions of adoring fans. Shortly after that, they had a slew of massive hits (“Twerk” with Cardi B and “Act Up). And this summer, while sharing their infectious energy on tour, the girls continued on that upward trajectory, proving that their an undeniable force and one to be reckoned with. 

Photo by Josh G.

After their whirlwind 21-city tour, V sat down with the dynamic duo to talk about meeting Jack Harlow, their favorite performances, and what’s next. For more on the girls, read below. 

V: You guys just finished your tour last week. How are you feeling? 

JT: It was an experience [laughs]. 

V: Do you have a favorite moment? 

JT: It was an experience. My favorite moment was performing with Caresha and having a routine. I became more comfortable onstage because we'd never done it like that together.  

YUNG MIAMI: Yeah, me too. My favorite part was seeing different cities and different states every night. I loved performing with the dancers and JT. 

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V: Yeah, that sounds amazing. So how did you guys first meet Jack Harlow?

JT: I had wanted him on "Pussy Talk," the remix, a little while back. He had the song "WHAT'S POPPIN" at the time, and I thought it was cool. I honestly don't know why he chose us to be on tour [laughs].

V: How would describe the vibe of a City Girls concert? 

JT: Twerking. Fun. Energy. It's just a party to me. When we first started our shows, like in Tallahassee, I used to love performing, not just because I was onstage, but because of the energy that it brings. It feels like a family thing.

V: What do you love most about performing? Do you have a favorite song to perform?

YM: My favorite song to perform is “Rodeo” because I love me and JT's interaction with each other on that song. The choreography is my fave. I love performing that song. I be having so much fun.

V: Yeah, for sure. And as you guys have toured 21 cities with Jack Harlow, what was one unforgettable city? 

JT: I feel like the first half of the show was so turnt, so lit–you know, the Bay Area and LA. They had the energy. You could feel the energy when they were singing. But everywhere we went, I felt the love. Even if they didn't know the music, you could tell they were just having fun.

V: We’ve seen some of your tour outfits on Instagram. They’re so cool. How do you guys go about curating your outfits for tour? What makes a good tour outfit?

YM: A good tour outfit is an outfit that fits perfectly but still able to perform in like I want to give shape but still be able to make my ass clap and give my best performance. We had a stylist–Benji, who came up with the tour looks, and they were all fire.

Photo by Damian Borja.

V: Amazing, and what else do you guys have in the works? 

JT: Yes, we got an album on the way, and I'm excited about that. We were actually supposed to put the album out before the tour, but unfortunately, that didn't happen. So now we got more time. And yeah, just be on the lookout for that. 

V: We definitely will. 

JT: And the last thing I just want to say is thank you to everybody who came out for us. It did not go unnoticed. Thank you to the people that were open to getting to know us. Thank you, Jack Harlow, for even considering us for this tour. It was a big moment. I really fuck with Jack Harlow for that because it was very out of the box. As I said, I don't even know how the hell we got here, but thank you. And we're looking forward to doing our own tour soon. 

Photo by Damian Borja.

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