GloRilla Reflects On Working At Walmart And ‘Surviving Last Year' To Signing A Record Deal 8 Months Later
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GloRilla Reflects On Working At Walmart And ‘Surviving Last Year' To Signing A Record Deal 8 Months Later

“Every day the sun won’t shine, but that’s why I love tomorrow.”

The popular lyric from GloRilla has been making its rounds after “Tomorrow 2” featuring Cardi B first took off. Recently, the Memphis rapper opened up about her life before the fame, which is living proof of the song’s message.

In an interview on the Million Dollaz Worth of Game podcast, GloRilla took the hosts back in time to when she was financially struggling.

After leaving her last job at Walmart in January 2021, she was determined to be a big-time rapper. But the grind took a quick turn.

“I never stopped putting out music. I got discouraged a lot of times but I ain’t ever stop — I had started going broke,” GloRilla told Gillie Da King and Wallo267. “I was losing everything like my apartments, my cars. I was almost down to nothing. It was like the end of last year and the beginning of this year. I was just all the way starting over and was like, ‘D-mn, I’m finna have to go back to work.’”

“I just always felt I can’t work no job. I wanna be my own boss."

“I was just doing sh-t, surviving last year, and then it got to the gritty part and I started just getting broke as hell and was living with my friends and sh-t,” she added.

Down Bad To Being Up

But after continuing to speak things into existence while working toward her dream, GloRilla’s life changed in the span of eight months. As previously reported by AfroTech, the 23-year-old signed a deal with Yo Gotti’s CMG imprint only about three months after her hit single “F.N.F. (Let’s Go)” dropped. What’s more, her best friend, Gloss Up, is signed to Quality Control Music.

“These the folks I struggled with. We all had this dream for the longest. We used to have talks about it all the time. We used to just be broke as hell in the house talking about, ‘We gon’ do it one day. We broke as hell right now but we gon’ figure this shit out one day.’ Now, that it’s happened, this sh-t crazy. It’s still shocking to us. It’s still surreal to us,” GloRilla said.