By: Kiara Green | September 9, 2021
Omeretta The Great is new to the music industry but is no stranger to the rap game by a long shot. The 25-year-old Atlanta rapper began writing music at only six years old, and at 12 years old, she put a voice behind the words on her paper. Before actually getting into rapping, Omeretta wrote poetry which later transitioned into rap lyrics. She began to put songs together to showcase her talent to the world. She started uploading covers to Youtube, remixing songs of recording artists, which gained over 100,000 views. After posting several videos, Omeretta began to receive recognition from celebrities, including Nicki Minaj. The acknowledgment gave her the motivation she needed to keep going.
Though the rapper is still trying to establish her name in such a competitive industry, she has thousands of fans willing to start a war for her if necessary. In April, Omeretta was trending #1 on Twitter after not being placed on the remix to Lil Baby’s “On Me,” which featured Megan Thee Stallion instead. She held no hard feelings about being left off of the song; her fans felt otherwise and left Lil Baby’s social media comments in shambles. Rather than getting discouraged, Omeretta uses situations like this as ammunition to fuel her fire as an artist.
“This is not as hard as what I had to go through in the past. This is small compared to everything else I’ve been through in my life.”
Being a female in what most consider a male-dominated field is not easy. Still, the Atlanta rapper says she’s up for the challenge. Omeretta discloses that she faced some hardships in her life, including during her childhood. She was able to get through them, coming out stronger than before and ready for anything else life may throw at her. One of her challenges, the rocky relationship with her mother, which she opens up about on the television series Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta. Being on the show isn’t exactly what she thought it would be. She is grateful for the opportunity to be on television as it opens doors for more networking and promo. She said she’d like the focus to be steered more towards her music rather than problems in her personal life.
“I want my fans to know that I will not disappoint them. I’ll never stop until I get to the top.”
As for her debut album, Omeretta hopes to have her album on streaming services by the end of January 2022. She’s tightlipped about who the project will feature, but the rapper says the album will not let any of her fans down. She has no desire to work with anyone in the industry but dreams of one day collaborating with Rihanna.