JT Recalls Feeling "Exempt" From Jail While She Scammed People

The City Girl spoke of her family facing jail time and growing up feeling invincible from it before making it big.

BYGabriel Bras Nevares
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JT recently spoke on how she felt "exempt" from jail during a time when she scammed people to hustle. Moreover, she discussed broader themes of incarceration and generational issues on the Angie Martinez IRL podcast. During their conversation, the City Girl recalled her mother, brother, and sister all going to jail. However, as she grew up, she felt invincible to imprisonment despite her risky lifestyle. Moreover, she said that she didn't fear prison time, because her friends were doing the same and maintaining freedom. In the Instagram clip of their conversation's caption, the media personality explained JT's story.

DALLAS, TX - JUNE 18: JT of City Girls performs on stage during the 2022 Juneteenth Unity and Pool Party at Grand Aquatic Center June 18, 2022 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Omar Vega/Getty Images)

"@thegirljt is a born hustler, she’s always been an intelligent girl who wanted to move faster and further," the post read. "From Burger King to Whole Foods to scammin’ to rapping and topping the charts, JT always had the skills, but she couldn’t always break the generational curses. Less than two months after dropping her first record with the City Girls, she was indicted and would later have to go on to serve a federal prison sentence. Based on statistics, [JT's] story could have been bad, REAL BAD, But God had something bigger for her."

Furthermore, the 30-year-old elaborated on her story. "You wanna know a secret?" she asked Angie. "My mom, my brother, and my sister on my mom's side, they all had been to prison. I thought I was exempt. I thought it couldn't happen to me. All my friends scammin', and none of them went to jail. I thought I was untouchable. I thought I was going to be out here in my Chanel bags. My Gucci, and I though I was going to get away with it...and I was going to live my best life. But God had something bigger for me, you know? I feel like that's the reason I never went to prison. It could've went bad. Real bad," she concluded, laughing with Martinez.

Meanwhile, the Miami rapper just spoke glowingly of her boo, Lil Uzi Vert, and how inspiring they are. Between that and avoiding a life-changing scam bust, JT has much to be appreciative for. As always, come back to HNHH for more inspiring stories and the latest on JT and the City Girls.

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Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.