Kreayshawn Talks “Basic Bitches”

21 year old Oakland bred rapper Kreayshawn is about to blow. Her first single Gucci Gucci went viral, gaining her fans such as Snoop Dogg and Lil Wayne. There has been speculation of her sexuality, beef with Odd Future, Nicki Minaj ‘references’ and the notoriety of her group, the White Girl Mob. Not to mention her love for some good weed. She is receiving unjust but inevitable criticism, being labelled a ‘talentless white girl rapper’ whilst being compared to Ke$ha and Dev. I disagree. She is fly in   her own league, a perfect balance of eccentric cuteness and a bad ass bitch from Cali.

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“Gucci Gucci, Louis Louis, Fendi Fendi Prada, basic bitches wear that shit so I don’t even bother.”

Gaining over 8 million hits on YouTube, Video Director Kreayshawn hasn’t done too badly for someone who started off rapping around a year ago. The rebellious rapper was recently signed to Columbia Records and is current working on the new Red Hot Chilli Peppers video for their single, The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie. She has caught the eye of the mainstream crowd which has led to her being nominated for the Best New Artist award at the MTV VMAs, which is taking place on August 28.

She isn’t afraid to speak her mind, either. In an interview with Complex Magazine, Kreayshawn, real name Natassia, said of Young Money Sensation Nicki:

“No disrespect to [Nicki Minaj] because she’s got talent. She’s got an image. But when it comes to inspiring young women, her message is to be a Barbie-to be plastic, to be fake, to all have blonde hair.” 

Then what was thought to be a Nicki Minaj diss was noticed in Gucci Gucci: “Bitch you ain’t no Barbie I see you work at Arby’s/Number 2, super-sized Hurry up I’m starving/Gnarly, radical, on the block I’m magical.” Kreay fiercely denied the rumours when speaking to Billboard, explaining: “I’m not hating on anybody. I’m not coming for anybody’s neck. I say one thing about Nicki Minaj that’s not a diss at all and you have Nicki Minaj fans barking at me.”

She continued: “I’m representing for something that hasn’t been said yet or [hasn’t been said] in a long time [which is] to be yourself, be creative. I don’t want people to be like ‘I’m going to dress like Kreayshawn,’ or ‘I’m going to do my hair like Kreayshawn.’ I want people to be different and follow their own lane.”

By the way, I was obsessed with her Minnie Mouse Ears in the video and found them here: http://bit.ly/qF6wLO – at £10.00 including delivery – that’s a bargain. I don’t think I’m quite brave enough though, I’ll stick to my Lady Gagaesque bow for now.

She also spoke about the literal sense of the lyrics in her song Bumpin Bumpin: “these clubs fulfill all my wishes/ one big room full of bad bitches”:

“I can’t really speak for anyone else, but I’m not a raging lesbian, I can tell you that. I’m an occasional lesbian, but it’s more for me about a personal connection. I’m a creative person. I’m a busy person. I’m not seeking anything out be it color or gender or anything. I’m just out here in the free world doing the free thing.”

I rate her honesty and she is definitely a refreshing alternative to the new wave of quirky, independent females in the game. With her name currently on everyone’s lips, Kreay decided to vent and address the haters on her blog:

“Blah blah blah. Yeah I’m that ‘White Rapper’ chick everyone is talking about these days. I always used the internet but, I never thought I’d see the day the internet uses me. People are using me to listen to, enjoy, fantasize over, imitate, celebrate and even start political conflict. Oh how the days have changed. But, as a real person it just kinda amazes me. People always ask me if this was something I ever dreamed of one day. Well in my mind, I dreamed of being a happy socialite that everyone wanted to hang out with. If anything I am well on my way to that. My creative-ness was something I only shared with my friends at the time and to see it blow up and to even be nominated for Best New Artists for the VMA’s this year is a blessing. Friends knew I would be something ‘different’ I even had a few that bet on their lives I would be famous one day.”

She signed off:

“I love y’all and FUCK all the hatin ass hoes. I got more art to make and more moves to make before you can sit here and title me as anything. One day you guys will die laughing that you used to call me ‘The White Girl Rapper’ I will prove to be something bigger and more bad-ass then that.”


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