Bahja Rodriguez, a former member of the 2000s teen pop group The OMG Girlz, recently spoke about her experience on the road with the group in an exclusive interview with REVOLT. The group was formed by Bahja’s aunt, Tameka “Tiny” Harris, for an episode of the reality TV series “Tiny and Toya.” However, the group’s popularity grew, and they began to receive show bookings.
In the interview, Bahja discussed the early days of The OMG Girlz and their first performance at South DeKalb Mall. She also discussed the challenges of developing a live show at such a young age, with group members Zonnique and Bahja both being only 12 years old at the time.
Bahja also spoke about the tough love that she received from her aunt, Tiny. While it could be harsh, Bahja acknowledged that Tiny’s criticism came from her experience in the industry and her desire to help the group improve. “It would be things like, ‘Nah, that looks crazy. You need to fix it. This sounds like a mess. Y’all need to fix that. What’s going on here?'” Bahja said.
The interview also touched on a memorable moment on tour when Bahja and the group confronted a Twitter troll who had been sending them negative messages. After the show, the group decided to take action and confronted the troll outside of the venue. “We basically just talked to him and asked him why he was doing what he was doing. He was like, ‘I just want to get your attention.’ We were like, ‘Well, you got it, but you could’ve done it a different way,'” Bahja said.
Finally, Bahja spoke about her solo career and what’s next for her. She revealed that she has been working on new music and plans to release it soon. She also hinted at the possibility of a tour, saying, “I just can’t wait to get back on the road and perform again.”
Overall, the interview provides an inside look at the early days of The OMG Girlz and the challenges that came with being a young pop group on the road. Bahja’s insights into the group’s dynamic and her relationship with her aunt Tiny add depth and nuance to the story.