You don’t have to listen to the popular rap group City Girls to know who Yung Miami is. Part of that is because of Drake’s “In My Feelings.” But honestly, her controversial comments pre-date the success she has now. She’s still trying to explain previously made statements on social media about wanting to beat her future son if she saw him acting effeminate or “gay,” as well as comments about Blue Ivy Carter. But she’s still saying very provocative things. That includes her confident declaration recently shared via Instagram Live that she doesn’t do high quality h2o — or any h2o for that matter.
While seemingly talking about her unorthodox health and beauty regimen (the conversation started with her saying she uses the same rag to wash her body as she does for her face and her skin is still clear), she said she consumes soda and juice, but gives a hard pass to water.
“I don’t drink water,” she said. “It ain’t no muthaf–king water in my fridge. It’s some water down there, but this what I drink.”
She went on to turn the camera to show people what’s in her refrigerator, pointing first to a bottle of Simply Tropical juice.
“I drink this, this is my juice,” she continued. “I drink soda. I drink these little smoothies or whatever the f–k this is. I don’t drink water.”
But be to be clear, she’s very particular about the type of soda she drinks.
“I don’t drink orange soda so I don’t know who the f–k finna drink this soda,” she said. “I drink pineapple.”
(Excuse the language in the video and to describe it below)
Now, Yung Miami, born Caresha Brownlee, is young (I think 24 is still technically young). And for many people who haven’t grown up being encouraged to favor water over sweet drinks, consuming it can feel like torture. But not drinking water is true torture for the body, which responds to a lack of it by being dehydrated, which can turn into dry mouth, which can turn into dark urine that smells pretty terrible. While drinking other beverages keeps people like Yung Miami from having their system completely shut down as it does when one doesn’t consume anything, you can still open yourself up to possible kidney damage, headaches, mood changes, fatigue, overheating easily (a majority of your body is made up of water you should constantly replace), diarrhea and more. So while for Yung Miami and others, drinking water isn’t a treat and a first choice, it’s still the best choice. But hey, once you know better, you do better. Or better yet, when your body needs better from you, it will certainly let you know.