Meagan Good Talks Singing & Rapping Skills + Being A Dope Christian [Pg. 2]

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Vibe / February 4, 2011

Girl groups are notorious for their break ups. What made you want to join one instead of going solo?
The solo aspect I definitely enjoy, but I don’t want to be on the road by myself. Also me and my sister, Amy, and Sterling… we’re all very spiritual. We all go to church together. We all pray together. And that’s really what initially connected us at the hip out the gate. We all feel that we have very similar ministry with young women, so collectively we can be more productive.

There’s always strength in numbers for sure.
Absolutely and with the different type of personalities, the one thing that I’ve learned as a Christian is that for every person that I try to talk to, I may have the personality that they may respond to, but in other cases, I may not have that personality, but Myia might have it, or Amy might have it, or Sterling might have it. And when you have that many different type personalities across the board, we know that we can be effective no matter where we go.

I don’t think many people expect you to be so vocally spiritual.
And that’s the thing, but someone like you and me are going to be talking to someone in the bathroom at the club that may not even step foot in church may change their mind based on the fact that they met another Christian who’s not judging them, who may have had a drink that evening, who is crazy and fun, but they’re still a woman of God and they’re still doing everything in their power to be the best they can be. But for me personally, I know I’m called to the street. That’s where God wants me to minister. Other people might look at me and say, “She’s been in men’s magazines.” Yeah, but as a result I can talk to other girls who’ve done men’s magazines and felt like God didn’t love them. I can say to them, “No sweetheart, Jesus loves you.”

How much does your spirituality translate with your music?
Mainly we just want to do music that people can relate to that has spiritual undertones in it, but that’s not in your face or forced down your throat, but it’s still a lot of fun; it’s still wild; it’s still all over the place. Basically we’re using our platform, in essence, to get to the real meat of it, which is ministering and going around the world and having an opportunity to talk to people and talk on panels and talk at colleges and be able to spread the word in every way, shape or form that we can.

How would you rate yourself as a singer?
My sister definitely has the powerhouse voice. It is a lot of singing, but it’s also a lot of rapping as well. I don’t know how I would rate myself as a singer. I know I can sing. I’ve always been able to. I’ll have to let the girls rate me.

How would you rate your rap skills?
My rap skills are pretty damn good.

Say word?
Yeah.

Where did the rapping come from?
That’s what I was doing initially when I was in the group with the twins. I was rapping. I’ve pretty much have been doing it all my life just for fun. A great thing about the Hello Girls is that we’re not overly taking ourselves seriously. It’s more about being fun and being silly, but saying prophetic stuff.

I spoke to Natalie Nunn recently and she mentioned that you two grew up together.