The Maybach Music Girl aka Jessica Gomes Talks Recording Her Famous Drop

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Vibe | January 16, 2012 - 6:07 pm

Last Week, Complex identified the voice behind Maybach Music Group’s famous drop as supermodel Jessica Gomes. The Australian beauty has now opened up about how her angelic voice became Rick Ross’ signature drop. (via UHTN)

Global Grind: The first time people heard it was on “Maybach Music” with Jay-Z. 

Gomez: Right, Jay-Z and Rick Ross. It was at the beginning of the track. It was another girl talking and then she says, ‘What is this?’ and I say ‘It’s Maybach music’ and then we both say ‘I like this Maybach music.’ And we both go ‘Sweet.’

How did that come about?

We were just hanging out with friends in the studio and then it just happened. We got behind the mic, started talking and that was it, really. They decided to put it in their song and nothing came about.

But now everyone’s using my part where I say “Maybach Music.” Even A-Trak, who’s a friend of mine, the DJ, asked ‘Have you heard this song?’ And I said ‘No.’

I haven’t been living in New York for the past year and a half. I’ve been living back in Australia, but now I’m living in L.A. It evolved into something really big. I didn’t expect it to be like this. It was having fun and mucking around, really.

It’s amazing that it’s just getting out now that you’re the Maybach Music girl. Did you identify yourself?

No, I have no idea. The only time it was brought up was a couple of months ago when me and a friend of mind were chatting. I asked: ‘Is this the Rick Ross, Jay-Z song?’ And he was like ‘No, it’s a different one.’

So how does one find herself in Rick Ross’ studio?

(Laughs). Well, we were just all friends. I was friends of friends with Jay. We were all hanging out and they were just like, ‘Wow, we love your accent. We love your voice. Why don’t you say something and we’ll record it.’ That was seriously it.

Read the full interview at GlobalGrind