Who is Omeretta the Great? Nicki Minaj once called 'LHHATL' star 'mad pretty'
VH1's hit reality series 'Love & Hip Hop' has helped several upcoming and emerging artists make it big in the industry. For instance, Cardi B used her fame from her appearance on the popular reality show to launch her now highly successful rap career. So, it comes as no surprise that many emerging rappers and artists vie hard for a spot on 'Love & Hip Hop'.
Omeretta the Great, an upcoming artist from Atlanta, managed to get herself a spot on the upcoming Season 10 of 'Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta'. The 25-year-old Atlanta native is however no stranger to fame and success. Read on to know more about Omeretta ahead of her debut on 'LHHATL'.
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Who is Omeretta the Great?
Retta aka Omeretta the Great is a rapper best known for her tracks such as 'Zero F*cks', 'Show Me Sum' and 'No More Love'. She was born in 1996 in Atlanta. According to reports, Omeretta lost her father at an early age. The young rapper revealed in an interview that she is from the "hoods". She didn't have the easiest childhood growing up as her father's death left her traumatized. Dirty South Hip Hop reported that Omeretta felt lonely and that she lost her best friend after her father's death.
After finishing high school. she attended Savannah State University. In an interview with Dirty Glove Bastard on YouTube, the rapper revealed that she badly wanted to move out so she worked really hard to secure admission to college. Although nobody from her family attended college immediately after high school before, she was confident about doing it as she believed in herself. She even revealed that Savannah State University wasn't her first pick when it came to colleges, but she chose it because her boyfriend secured an admission there.
But after attending college for a year, she felt that it was best to drop out and focus on her future. She began working to help her family financially. She reportedly took up seven jobs, before she gave them all up to focus on her rap career. She began putting her songs on SoundCloud and YouTube, which helped her build a steady following and fanbase. She even participated in Nicki Minaj's Megatron Challenge in 2019 with the hopes of winning the $10,000 prize. Her submission impressed Nicki so much that she shared it on her since-deleted Instagram post and wrote, "reasons she deserves to sign to the Queen: mad pretty, dope accent, pen game strong.”
Omeretta released her debut studio album titled 'Black Magic: A Dose of Reality' in December 2016 under her own record label Omeretta Records. A year later. she released her second album 'C2z3, Vol. 1'. In 2018, under the record label TSO Music Group OTG, she released her third album 'Trapped' which has three songs. The album became an instant hit on SoundCloud. She released another album titled 'Welcome to the Jungle' in January 2019, under the same label. She most recently released a song titled 'My Turn' in May 2021.
Looks like Omeretta is really determined to make it big in the music industry. We can't wait to watch her journey on 'LHHATL'. 'LHHATL' Season 10 premieres on Monday, July 5, at 8/7c on VH1.