It’s official! The ladies of Atlanta crunk and Crime Mob infamy Diamond and Princess have made their long-awaited return to music with the release of their EP, Vagina Power.
In a candid interview with The Breakfast Club, the ladies discussed how the rap group got its start while the femcees where still high school students. They also talked about what inspired Black Twitter's national anthem, "Knuck If You Buck," how they almost got sued by Harvard, and what transpired that helped them mend the rift that caused the rap group’s split in the 2000s.
While speaking with the radio show’s host, the ladies revealed that a bad business deal with their label stifled their career in addition to dealing with jealousy from men in the industry — and the attached stigma of being a female rapper that made companies less supportive.
“At that time, it was just a lot. We were young and there were a lot of guys intimidated by the power that we didn’t even know we had,” said Princess. “Of course, people gon’ argue and they gon’ disagree when you dealing with different personalities. Family disagree all the time. When you got people that’s with you everyday putting an extra ten on it, it makes it worse.”
But they also copped to some personal blame for their own, and how letting different people get in their ears on top of being young led to clashes between them. Surprisingly, one celebrity played a key role in spurring the "Stilettos” rappers back into music. Princess told the hosts that seeing how much of a fan they had in Solange inspired them to believe in themselves again.
Earlier this year, Solange had Black Twitter perched for an official Crime Mob reunion between the two femcees after the neo-soul soul songstress did the culture a solid and brought the two together at her Met Gala after-party.
“Shoutout to Solange, we were on her album. We were about to do Coachella with her and that fell through. She hit us up about doing the Met Gala after party,” Princess said before Diamond chimed in and revealed that Solange had been working secretly behind-the-scenes to help them patch up their relationship.
“[Solange was] giving us the ‘G’ having a real conversation, telling us like ‘Get it together.’ She was inspired. We’re like ‘No, we’re inspired.’ [It was] just getting us all the way together,” Diamond added. “Being able to be apart of her journey and being able to kind of appear here and there and do some more things with her, it’s just a blessing. It’s allowed us to have more opportunities.”
While their latest EP features just Diamond and Princess, the ladies promised that Crime Mob is planning a full return to form.
In the full 53-minute interview, the two touched on how Crime Mob was formed, the impact of motherhood, and what Crime Mob has planned next. Watch for yourself and listen to Vagina Power below: