Even if Kreayshawn says she has been without Internet for two months, the rest of us have been watching her take it over once again. Yesterday, we saw the video for the pancake-loving anthem “Breakfast” featuring 2 Chainz.
Judging by fan reactions, it could be another smash hit to blow up online or it could fuel some hate. For Kreay, that seems just fine with her. “People who don’t fuck with me are not going to like the album. If I didn’t like you, I wouldn’t like your album," she said.
In an interview with FADER, she discusses the Internet haters, if being good at rapping is important, the White Girl Mob and her growing fanbase. Check out some excerpts below.
On if being good at rap is important:
It’s all about how you feel about music. You have to love music. It doesn’t matter if you’re good or not. It’s your passion for music that makes it good. I have partners who can’t rap for shit on wax, but I love them as a person because they’re hilarious and I know they love music. People who love music get far. My homegirl Chippy Nonstop loves music and her music is good because she loves it. She’s hilarious. She’s like that girl who you want to be but you can’t, because you’re scared of what other people are gonna think of you. I wanna be gnarly. But I can’t. To be gnarly, you have to drink, and I don’t drink. So I’m like, trying to figure out how to be gnarly. I used to be gnarly. Doing graffiti was pretty gnarly. I used to go out all night and paint the town, straight up paint the windows of Sears and scratch shit and carve my name into shit. That’s gnarly. I’ve definitely been playing it super safe since I’ve been signed. But fuck it, I want to be gnarly!
On her fans:
My fans are the type of person you’d look at them and you wouldn’t expect them to be a fan of me, but then they are. But you’d look at me and you wouldn’t expect me to do blah blah blah. We’re all misunderstood. I’m the misunderstood girl of the rap game, you know. My fans are the misunderstood fans of music. I see people tweet: “Oh my god, listening to my favorite artists right now: Kreayshawn, Waka Flocka and Justin Bieber.” That makes sense. I listen to Waka Flocka and Justin Bieber, and I am Kreayshawn.
On the White Girl Mob:
White Girl Mob just started out as three friends hanging out. It wasn’t a rap group. We’ve never rapped together, we’ve never made a song, never made anything together but we kick it. But now, since this whole year’s happened, everyone is on their own thing at this point. V-Nasty did her album with Gucci Mane, and she did a mixtape on her own, too. She’s on two songs on the album. We’re all still cool, whatever. She’s just been super busy doing all that shit. Being V-Nasty is, like, really hard.
On "Gucci Gucci" opening doors for female rappers:
I want to think that way but I don’t want to claim responsibility for none of that. I’m not responsible for anyone else’s shit but my own. You never know until you’re a part of something. I didn’t know about female rappers and the internet music industry until I was a part of it. I didn’t know what the fuck I was doing. But maybe I somehow did. Everyone who’s getting signed right now, their buzz must come from the internet. That’s the only buzz you can have. I mean, what are you gonna do, have everyone in your hometown write a letter to Columbia, like, “We really dig this artist, here’s their demo tape!” It’s cool to see the playing field leveled out that this guy Chief Keef can be just as great as a rapper as T.I. because they’re at the same field now. But with the internet, music changes every day. It literally has to be from this week. Like the M.I.A. “Bad Girls” video? That video was so fucking legendary. That song, that video blew my mind like, and it should be played everywhere right now. For it to just happen and then, you know, everybody on to the next thing—it’s just crazy. Everything on the internet is disposable, almost. I haven’t had internet or cable at my house for two months now, so I’m like 20 years behind on music in internet time. I’ve missed the rise and fall of many artists in this two months. Shit.