Fast-rising rapper GloRilla is on the cover of Elle Magazine talking about her upcoming album, life as a rapper and community. For her cover shoot, the 23-year-old rapper wore a stunning, green print Area jacket and pants, lush black hair with hints of blonde, a simple ice necklace, and soft-glam make-up. In another photo, the Memphis native wore an intricately designed Brunello Cucinelli top over green and black striped Proenza Schouler pants. The looks introduced a softness to the formidable edge that comes with her rapper persona. 

On Growing Up

In her interview, the “Tomorrow” rapper talked about listening to gospel music while growing up.

“We were a religious, Christian household. We went to church every Sunday,” she told Elle. “My momma was real strict, and I feel like it played a part in how we used to act at school.”

GloRilla went on to share that she was part of the worship team at church. She also talked about having some difficulty adjusting to public schooling after being homeschooled for a while. It was at public school where she says she was introduced to new varieties of music including songs by Chief Keef.

“I’m like, ‘Damn. I relate to everything he’s saying.’ I just liked his energy. He was just so young and turnt,” she said. “Nobody else sounded like him.”

On Music

After the success of her 2022 EP “Anyway, Life’s Great…,” GloRilla has been gearing up to release her debut album. When she was named the future of music by Rolling Stone, she alluded to exploring a multitude of soundscapes in her upcoming project. She reiterated that sentiment in the Elle interview.

“This [new album] is going to be still me, still raw and uncut. But just me knowing what it’s like being here and [experimenting with] different sounds,” she told Elle Magazine.” “Because I was on my hood shit the whole time. This go-around, it ain’t just me being hard. I got a couple of different sounds coming on this one.”