GloRilla Talks About Cutting Off Friends And Family After Rising To Fame

The Grammy-nominated rapper has had a meteoric rise since the 2022 release of her single, "F.N.F."

GloRilla is currently the darling of the hip-hop industry. The 23-year-old Memphis native kicked down doors last summer with her break-up anthem, F.N.F. The video for the song has racked up nearly 60 million views and earned her a Grammy nomination. But fame and success come with their challenges.

In a new interview with The Cut, the rapper said that she has had to cut off some of her old friends and family members on her meteoric rise.

“Money change the people around you. It don’t change you, per se. It fasho change people around you, though.”

She goes on to elaborates, “I don’t got a problem cutting people off, and I don’t know if that’s a good thing or a bad thing. But I have no problem cutting people off once I see what type of stuff they be on,” Glo adds, “They just got to go. Because it ain’t no room for that no more. I’m on a whole ’nother level now, and if you’re still on b*llsh**t, then I just don’t want to talk to you.”

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The rapper-born Gloria Hallelujah Woods she also offered The Cut more insight into her life, including sharing she is the eighth of ten children and was homeschooled until the fifth grade.

“A normal kid would’ve liked it,” she says, explaining that her family lived on the same street as an elementary and middle school “So when the kids used to get out of school, I used to just look out the window and look at all the kids walking down the street, going home after school, and they just looked so happy.”

Ultimately, she found her way to music studios by the time she was in high school. She has gone on to win the Best Breakthrough Hip Hop Artist Award at the 2022 BET Hip Hop Awards, where she dazzled the crowd with her performance.

She is also nominated for Best Rap Performance for "F.N.F.," but will is up against fellow nominees Kendrick Lamar for “The Heart Part 5,” Doja Cat for “Vegas,” Gunna & Future Featuring Young Thug — “Pushin P,” and “God Did” by DJ Khaled Featuring Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, John Legend & Fridayy.

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