Hey TWIST readers,
We recently hung out with Beauty, Star and Baby Doll, who make up the awesome Atlanta, Ga. based pop band The OMG Girlz at their concert at the Best Buy Theater in New York City! The girls are AWESOME! We chatted about their music, touring with Mindless Behavior and more! Click "Read More" to see more pics and to read our exclusive interview with the OMG Girlz!
TWIST: All three of you guys have really cool nicknames. How did you get them? Beauty: All of us got our nicknames from Star's mother, actually. Mine came from my grandmother. She used to call me "Beautiful Doll" all the time, and Star's mom took it and shortened it. She's always been called Star "Star" since she was little. And then Baby Doll, when we met her, we were trying to figure out her name, and we just ended up coming up with "Baby Doll."
TWIST: Cool! How did you guys form The OMG Girlz? Star: It was four of us at first, and two of the girls left the group. Beauty and I wanted to continue the group, so we asked my mom, "Can we find another girl?" We found Baby Doll. She was actually dancing on YouTube to a Beyonce song - what's the song? Baby Doll: "Ego." Star: "Ego!" Beauty and I were like, "We love her, can we just get her up here?" And then, we just got her in the studio and it kind of happened from there. Baby Doll: Once I got that call from Auntie Tiny, I was so shocked and I felt so honored and blessed to be chosen to be in The OMG Girlz!
TWIST: Very cool! So you guys have a new single called "Gucci This (Gucci That)" and you're planning on a releasing a new album very soon - can you tell us a little bit about it? Baby Doll: "Gucci This" is a song about getting nice stuff, like a little Gucci, Louis [Vuitton], Prada, Betsey Johnson jewelry, I mean, 'cause, you know, who wouldn't like the nice stuff? But we're also sending the message that it takes hard work to get what you want, and that females need to get it on their own. We stand for girl power and independence. You work hard for it, don't depend on anybody - not on a man, boy, anything like that - to get you that stuff. And, working on the album, having our songs, picking and choosing, putting more on there... and what's good about our music is it's versatile - you have R&B, hip-hop, pop and different stuff. That way it can be various of genres on the CD.
TWIST: How does it feel to have a record deal at such a young age? Beauty: It's an amazing feeling! We're just so honored that Interscope was really, really interested in us. For our deal. we signed with Vincent Herbert, and he signed Lady Gaga and Mindless Behavior, so we're really, really excited to be with him and that he really showed an interest in us. So, it's just really, really great and everybody's excited to work with him.
TWIST: What was it like touring with Mindless Behavior and Diggy Simmons? Star: The tour was a lot of fun. Going into the tour, we made everyone family. Like, the boys, we made them our brothers. We played jokes on each other. Well, nobody really did jokes on us. We were the only girls on the tour, and we got air guns and we were shooting people with them. It was just really fun to be with them! It was a great experience.
TWIST: Who are some of your musical inspirations? Beauty: Some of the people that we look up to are TLC. We get compared to them a lot, but we also like them as artists. Even before we were a group, we all loved them. We all love Destiny's Child, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Rihanna. We LOVE Rihanna. Star: OK, I love Nick Jonas. I love all the Jonas Brothers, but Nick Jonas is my favorite. Beauty: We like Boyz II Men. A lot of old school stuff like New Edition and B2K. Baby Doll: We even like Katy Perry and Britney Spears and Lady Antebellum. Adam! We love Adam Levine from [Maroon 5 and] The Voice ! (all three start singing "Moves Like Jagger") And Christina Aguilera! Okay, we're done!
TWIST: All right! Well, thank you guys so much! Star, Beauty, Baby Doll: Thank you!