Yung Miami's stage moniker derives from her hometown of Miami, where she grew up in the Opa-Locka neighborhood. The aspiring rapper began her ascent to fame in 2017, as a member of the City Girls. The Florida duo’s first single, "F**k That N***a," became a local hit and started to attract national attention. By November of 2017, they had a deal with Quality Control Music. But shorty after the song's release, fellow member JT was arrested for aggravated identity theft and sentenced to 24 months in prison. JT began serving her sentence in July of 2018 and Yung Miami was forced to carry on the City Girls name alone.
Following the release of 2018’s Period mixtape, City Girls made an uncredited appearance on Drake’s "In My Feelings"and Yung Miami popped up in the video. Three months later, City Girls’ inaugural studio album, Girl Code, debuted at No. 63 on the Billboard 200. With features from Cardi B, Lil Baby and Jacquees, it seemed City Girls had arrived. Two singles from the album—"Twerk" featuring Cardi B and "Act Up"—landed in the Top 30 on the Billboard Hot 100. JT was moved to a halfway house in October of 2019 and City Girls’ sophomore album, Girl Code, was released less than a year later.
In March of 2022, Yung Miami inked a deal with REVOLT to host her own podcast interview series, Caresha, Please. The first episode featured a conversation with REVOLT CEO/founder, Sean “Diddy” Combs, which centered on their romantic relationship. The show was a hit and has amassed millions of views on YouTube. Meanwhile, City Girls continue to make music. "Need A Thug" arrived in June of 2023 and borrows heavily from LL Cool J’s 1987 anthem, "I Need Love."