Tierra Whack’s ‘Teen Vogue’ March Cover Issue

Teen Vogue

Grammy nominated rap star, Tierra Whack, graces the March cover of Teen Vogue.

The Philly rapper opens up about her overcoming diversity in the rap industry, her challenges as a rising artist, and unwavering belief in staying true to herself. “I’m trying to be the best me; I’m not trying to be better than anybody else.” She adds, “When you’re solid with yourself, it shouldn’t matter what anybody else is doing.”

 

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Tierra shares with Teen Vogue, “I recognize that I am dark. I remember being younger and being teased for my skin being darker. My mom, she just was always there like, ‘You have to love yourself.’” She continues, “Seeing Lauryn Hill and then seeing Missy Elliott — they were making it. I don’t think Missy was like, ‘I’m going to be a dark girl making it.’ I think she just did it. You just do it. If I could change colorism in the industry that would be really nice”.

During her interview, Tierra expresses how she is not focused on what others may think or how they view her. “I just want to do what I feel inside and make it work to the best of my ability and whatever comes with it, comes with it. I can’t change how I look. That’s how I showed up, in my dark skin. I dress kind of cool. Either y’all gon’ take it or not.”

 

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