Niykee Heaton Has Everyone on Their Thirst Behavior

From recording acoustic covers of rap songs in her bedroom to becoming the entire Internet’s Girl Next Door, this Windy City born-and-bred 20-year-old is finally getting out from under the covers.


Two years ago, Niykee Heaton rocketed to fame after her acoustic cover of Chief Keef’s “Love Sosa”—filmed in her childhood bedroom—made its way to WorldStar, racking up more than a million views with white-hot speed. A label deal with All Def Digital quickly followed, and Heaton released her debut EP, Bad Intentions, last year. These days, between countless trademark thirst traps posted to Instagram, Heaton spends her time holed up in the studio, and recently got a chance to play her music for Kanye West. We caught up with the 20-year-old Chicago native, who has new sounds on deck for release later this year, to talk about dating rumors, dick pics, and, of course, The Thirst.

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