Kat Dahlia: “I was born and raised in Miami. I grew up on the beach. I grew up in a Cuban family so my mom was very family oriented. Both my parents were born in Cuba. My mom was raised in Miami but born in Cuba. My mom was a single mother of four. [My real name is Katriana Huguet because] my grandparents on my dad’s side are Lebanese. That’s why my last name is Huguet, it’s French. My dad had like six kids. He was around but he liked to party, he was living the Miami lifestyle.

 

My grandparents on my dad’s side are Lebanese. That’s why my last name is Huguet, it’s French.

 

“I wasn’t really into school. I would skip a lot and go to the golf course next to our school and smoke weed and think about life. 'Why are we in school man? What are we doing?' But I graduated high school, that goes to show how academically accelerated my school was. In school, I wasn’t apart of the choir. I did a chorus class just to do it but I didn’t learn anything. My chorus teacher knew that I could sing, so he picked me to sing the national anthem at my graduation. [I did it but] I got wasted that day.

“I went to college for a couple years at Miami Dade College. I didn’t do any music there either. I was just taking general classes, so I was like, I don’t know what I want to do.' Once that happened I was like, 'I want to do music, I just don’t know how to do it down there.'”