In an interview with XXL, Yung Miami declared that she wants to be “The Black Oprah,” taking podcast Caresha Please to new heights.
Yung Miami of City Girls has her sights on becoming the next top media personality. In a new interview with XXL, the South Florida rapper shared her future goals for hosting REVOLT podcast Caresha Please.
“I want to take it to the next level,” she said. “I’m dreaming big. I want to go to the highest of the highest. I want to be the Black Oprah.”
The comment instantly became the joke of social media, as billionaire, television producer, talk show host and OWN founder Oprah Winfrey is Black. Despite Yung Miami, who’s real name is Caresha Brownlee misspeaking, her podcast hasn’t fallen short of special guests, including fellow City Girls member JT, Diddy, Latto, Saweetie, Megan Thee Stallion and Saucy Santana since it premiered in June. Also in her television bag is executive-producing HBO drama-comedy Rap Sh!t with JT.
The next ((((BLACK)))) OPRAH!!
— Yung Miami (@YungMiami305) September 28, 2022
“People just loving to hear me talk, you know? Whenever I talk or whenever I go on [Instagram] Live, it go viral,” Yung Miami said elsewhere in the interview.
“One day I was talking with Diddy and he was like, ‘Yeah, [you] should do a podcast,” she added. “It would be good for you,’ and that’s how it came out. It was just a conversation of me just always going viral off the way I talk and the engagement that I used to get off of Instagram Live.”
Check out responses to “The Black Oprah” below.
i feel like caresha was making a political statement by calling herself “the Black oprah”, in her analysis she pointed out the discrepancy in identity between billionaires in the Black experience & because of ‘winfrey’s place in the capitalist scheme, she forfeits her Black card!
— 🌻 (@hehimcor) September 27, 2022
The Black Oprah is fucking hilarious. I legit screamed https://t.co/fpunhaCdQU
— Make Oxtail Cheap Again (@simsimmaaz) September 27, 2022
Oprah Winfrey was able to reach the world without the age of the internet. Saying "I want to be the Black Oprah" makes no sense to me. it's not the statement y'all think it is TBH and undermines her reach within Black communities.
— Jason (StarWind) (@EscaflowneClown) September 27, 2022
I think it’s clear she wants to be the black oprah https://t.co/OXB0IdFXFI
— benny ♪ ☆ (@popstarbenny) September 28, 2022
Yung Miami's saying she wants to be the "Black Oprah" only makes perfect sense if you are equating being Black with being 'hood…..
— Keith Murphy (@murphdogg29) September 28, 2022
Idk I just might start saying “I want to be the Black Oprah” to my family for fun. pic.twitter.com/Hrc0dXseSz
— Ashlea (@RoylTipsy) September 27, 2022
Caresha saying “I want to be the black Oprah” is funny as hell to me 😂
— Bobby (@BobbyKingDeal) September 28, 2022