News: Rick Ross' 'Maybach Music' Girl Speaks, "I Need To Be Getting Paid For These Songs"
Tuesday, Jan 17, 2012 9:39AM
After making Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group renowned with her signature voice, the woman behind appearing at the intro of practically every MMG record has finally been unveiled as Australian model Jessica Gomes.
Claiming she did the "Maybach Music" voiceover around 2008, Gomes said the opportunity came from being good friends with rap mogul Jay-Z.
"Right, Jay-Z and Rick Ross. It was at the beginning of the ['Maybach Music'] 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,'" she explained in an interview. "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.'" (Global Grind)
Despite being on tons of records, Gomes claims she has yet to receive a single penny for the voiceovers.
"Really! I need to be getting paid for these songs," Gomes added when told she has likely been used in 50 songs. "[Am I getting paid?] No! [Should I?] Now I do. Because it's hot and it's out there. [Have I talked to Ross about the voiceover?] No. Not at all. I haven't had a conversation with any of them about it." (Global Grind)
A few days ago, Gomes also hopped on Twitter and confirmed she is the voice behind "Maybach Music."
For years, we've been wondering who the extremely hot-sounding woman behind this vocal is and it turns out that she is, in fact, extremely hot. It's Australian supermodel Jessica Gomes. The same chick who appeared on our cover in 2007, Diddy's Unforgivable commercial. "Maybach Music. Ha," she tweeted. That tweet is all the confirmation we have that Jessica's vocals are on the drop, but she has retweeted fans who call her the "Maybach Music lady," so we'll take that as a yes. (Complex)
On rap star Kanye West's "Christian Dior Denim Flow," he name drops the Australian hottie.
"I'm in my Christian Dior with a Veronica Webb/Noemie Lenoir, Chanel, Sessilee Lopez Arlenis Sosa, Selita Ebanks/Grew up on Mobb Deep, speak that Jourdan Dunn language/Make a phone call, out to Joan Smalls/I wonder how it feel to lower Stone's walls/Jessica Gomes, y'all, I would damage her/And see if Jessica Stam got the stamina" ("Christian Dior Denim Flow")
Check out the "Maybach Music" drop below: