Pia Mia Opens Up About Family, Haters & Music
Pia Mia makes one of our youngest Bombshell’s With A Beat. At just seventeen, she has undeniable talent and an impressive work ethic. She’s a singer, songwriter, and dancer from Guam who is blowing up the music scene with each new release. Miss Mia happens to have a huge social media following and all of her posts create a significant amount of buzz. Because of her ability to reach over one million people, she has a definite influence over the younger generation. We spoke to her about her social media haters, being separated from her family, but most importantly – her love of music. Read our interview below.
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What’s been your biggest career highlight?
My home is the island of Guam, so my family had to separate to bring me to the mainland because I wanted to pursue music.The biggest highlight would be my signing to a major label – Interscope Records, after four long years of everyone sacrificing.It’s the best feeling to get to the next level and know you’re on the right track.
What makes you question your career?
Time. The biggest struggle I have is patience and accepting that timing is everything. I know what I want and how I want it, but then there’s time. I know I have to wait for the right time and that’s the most difficult part for me because I’ve always been ready.
Are the haters on Twitter really that bad?
There are haters everywhere, Twitter, Instagram, everywhere. That’s just the way the world is, if you’re doing something positive and good, there will always be people trying to break you down, discourage you and try to stop you, because they don’t feel good about themselves. My method for dealing with haters is just reinforcing positive energy. I try to give them love, because most times, that’s what they need.
How do you define your style?
Because I come from an island, I have a laid back style most of the time. It also tends to be unexpected and unique because that’s how I feel most comfortable. I like to repeat my favorite outfits and I love staple pieces. You’ll always see me have on: my Guam necklaces, my Guam bamboo bracelet, & my grill.
What would you never be caught dead wearing?
Anyone can wear anything as long as they wear it with confidence. I’m not afraid to strut anything. In fact, I think it’s fun to push boundaries in fashion.
There are a ton of awesome young women doing great things in music, is it exciting or terrifying to enter such a female dominated music scene?
It’s very exciting to enter a scene where young females are winning. Seeing these women working hard at their dreams inspires and motivates me every day. They’re proving that whatever we want in our lives is possible.