Chanel West Coast recently caught up with Milk Made to chat about Cali life, her best moments with Young Money and more. Check an excerpt below and view the full interview along with some pics here.
You rep the West Coast to the fullest. Tell us why you love Cali and how your hood has helped shape who you are today.
Yes, I definitely rep the West Coast to the fullest. Growing up in LA helped shape me because I was exposed to so many different people and things at such a young age. When you go to school with a bunch of rich kids with famous parents it can make you feel unimportant or depressed about your family situation. I went to school with a lot of people like that, but also with a lot of kids who were struggling. I didn’t want to struggle like my mom and a lot of my close friends’ moms and families did. I wanted the finer things, and living in LA made it easier to get those things.
I also saw a lot of bad shit growing up in LA, which taught me to be more responsible. My ex-boyfriend and his best friend were shot and killed when I was 17. That made me realize how easily life can be taken away and how you need to make the most of every minute. My friends were making music in the studio every day up until they died, so I wanted them to live on through music and through me. LA was the perfect place to be to start pursuing my dreams and that is why I love it so much here.
What’s been one of the most epic moments in your career/life so far?
OMG there are too many to name only one. I would say winning a BET award for best group with Young Money last year was one of the best moments so far. Falling on stage while I was on tour with Riff Raff was pretty embarrassing but so funny—that was an epic fail.