Miami-based City Girls a duo made up of Yung Miami (real name Caresha Brownlee) and JT (real name Jatavia Johnsonhave) today (August 30, 2018) dropped “Point Blank Period,” a documentary that delves into their hard-knock come up in a low-income Miami neighborhood, an enduring friendship and the days leading up to JT turning herself to serve a sentence for a fraud-related charge.
The 23-minute film was directed by Marcus Clarke and produced by Mass Appeal and the City Girls’ record label, Quality Control Music. Signed by Kevin “Coach K” Lee and Pierre “Pee” Thomas in December 2017, the duo began to garner attention following the release of “Fuck Dat N*gga,” a single that dropped shortly after they signed.
The group took another step up when they dropped their debut album Period in May 2018, an effort that was turbo-charged when Drake shouted out the duo on his smash single, “In My Feelings.”
As to why the group has been embraced, Yung credits their relateable lyrics. “Who the f*ck wants to talk to somebody that don’t got no money? What am I talking to you for if you cant do nothing for me,” she explains.
The film takes an emotional turn as it documents the fall out of JT’s impending jail sentence, an event that’s also traumatic for Yung because she already lost her mother to a prison sentence. While not covered in the film, JT is also dealing with harassment by the father of her five-year-old son.
While the documentary was announced in July, the timing of its drop is notable because Yung is under fire for a series of tweets that surfaced on Tuesday (August 29, 2018). Multiple anti-Haitian tweets were revealed and she also said she would beat her child if it appeared he was gay. She’s since apologized on Instagram.
Check out the documentary below: