- Meagan Good recently shared her reaction to being named in Young Money’s “Every Girl.”
- Good, who has said she’s a fan of hip-hop artists, told Insider she’s “in good company.”
- “When I finally heard it, I was like, ‘Oh my God,'” the actress told Insider.
“Name Dropped” is a series that delves into how celebrities feel when they’re mentioned in the hit songs we love.
Meagan Good is aware of her popularity in hip-hop culture, especially after being mentioned in Young Money’s debut song “Every Girl,” where she was named in the verse by Mack Maine.
In the 2009 song where Mack Maine, Lil Wayne, Drake and other Young Money members ponder all the women they would like to be romantically involved with, Maine names a few famous women he likes, including “Sanaa Lathan, Meagan Bien, Angelina Jolie, D Woods.”
The “Harlem” star told Insider — while promoting her partnership with the Spot Her campaign — that after someone told her she was in a Young Money song, she asked: “Which ?”
“When I finally heard it, I was like, ‘Oh my God,'” she continued. “I was in good company.”
Good said “it’s been interesting” to be mentioned in “a few songs over the years, and I’m just grateful”.
The actress was named in J. Cole’s “Land of the Snakes”; “Pandemonium” by Rick Ross; “Pop That” by French Montana; and Young Thug’s “Best Friend”. She also had songs named after A$AP Ferg and Tierra Whack.
Along with being named in music, Good has also appeared in music videos over the years. She appeared in Will Smith’s “Black Suits Comin’ (Nod Ya Head)” and Memphis Bleek’s “Do My…” with Jay-Z.
Good said she used the 50 Cent clip to help her transition her career from being a child actress
But Good said his favorite music video to shoot was 50 Cent’s 2003 treatment for “21 Questions.”
Good said she wanted to star in the video, which supported Fiddy’s debut studio album, “Get Rich or Die Tryin,” to help her fans see her more as an adult.
“At the time…I was going through this weird transition from child actor to adult, and I was 21, but I looked like I was 17,” she explained. “I just remember making an executive decision, like okay, ‘A music video is a national ad, and that’s how I can use a music video to help show people that I’m a woman. , I am an adult and see myself as an adult.'”
“So this video was very important to me because it was the first time I could say to people like, ‘No, I’m a young woman now, I’m 21 now, I’m not anymore. a kid. ,’” she continued. “And then also, it was just a fun little mini-movie, and it was awesome, and Tyson [Beckford]… It was just a wonderful experience.”
When Good isn’t mentioned in a song or featured in a music video, the actress said she enjoys going to music concerts with her best friend, Amy Bell.
“Her husband is New Edition’s Ricky Bell. So we’ve been going to a lot of New Edition and BBD gigs,” she explained, “and gigs in general since we were 15.”
Good now stars in “Harlem,” which is currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video.