VIXEN Boombox: Chloe Is Selling More Than Sex, Salutes Nicki Minaj, Wiz Khalifa & The Weeknd
San Diego rapper/singer Chloe stirred up Vixen reactions after her release of FREE PXXXY, a mixtape on which the young rapper-singer discusses a gamut of tween parents-just-don’t-understand activities: sex, drugs and partying. Although that “p-word” reeks of sexual perversion, it stands for Parties Unlimited Single Sexy Youth. the 19-year-old, she seems to be growing up too fast (see: the cover art), or perhaps just oversexed. While salacious stars Lil Kim, Nicki Minaj, Foxy Brown and Trina led the way for Chloe to spreads her sexual wings, she tells VIBE Vixen that it’s more than just a quickie with her; she’s interested in the same longevity.
This surfer girl who shamelessly wears a bikini can even prematurely be compared to Ke$ha for her flippant attitude and raunchy, flirty lyrics. Indeed she’s a huge pill to swallow, but she’s gaining interest from several record labels, linking up with Tyga and Chris Robinson and prepping the release of Hollywood Playground under the YOLO/MadeStar imprint. Did we mention a sexually liberated movement as well? Yeah… Showing no signs of stopping, Chloe graciously gave us the scoop.
Where did you get the idea for the Free PXXXY movement? it’s very sexual, so is this free movement about just having sex and partying?
My manager and creative team were just kind of, we wanted to do a free P. We were thinking of what could describe me and we [came up with] “Parties Unlimited Single Sexy Youth.” We didn’t want to say “pussy” because “PXXXY” is better. And I’m all about leave a little bit to the imagination, as well. There’s also a little bit of the shock value there, too. Mostly, we just came up with that and the worlds aligned. We knew it would cover the sexual-ness of me but also the fun party side.
What do you say as your own defense to the negative reactions you’ve been receiving because of the hyper-sexual nature of your image?
Of course people are going to be like, ‘Oh, you’re talking about sluts and stuff,’ but I’m more just executing the comfortability with your sexuality. It’s not about throwing yourself out there; It’s about being comfortable as who you are. So, I’m not trying to say, ‘Go out there and be a slut.” I’m saying that if you’re comfortable with yourself, do what you are comfortable with. If you have the confidence in what you do, you will succeed; you’ll be sexy at it. And I understand why people get a little thrown back by it. But I’m not saying have sex; I’m saying have fun.
Right I get what you’re saying. You don’t want people to get it misconstrued as “Go out and have sex.” You’re just saying “Be confident and have fun.”
Exactly. Just be comfortable with yourself. And when you love yourself and you love what you’re doing, you can do anything. That’s what’s cool with being the young generation; we can do anything we want right now. As long as you are comfortable with your actions, and the way you run your life, you can do anything. I want everyone to be on my movement.
As far as music, what inspires you to do music?
The one thing that I like about making songs is I can connect. I love when you listen to song, you can be happy, sad, or reminded of someone, kind of like a movie. I want to be able to reach out to people in my songs. I love my pop influence, but I love being able to rap because it keeps the people interested. It gives them something, and every once in a while, people want to be stimulated with good music. That’s where my inspiration and influence comes in, from everybody else. I want people to listen to my music and say, ‘I love what she’s saying, I want to put that in my everyday life.’
When did you begin to sing and rap?
Well, I’ve been singing and rapping for most of my life, since 12. Mostly singing though, and pretty much after high school, I went really into the industry, started going to L.A., started meeting with producers, getting myself out there. I knew if I wanted to do this, I had to be in Los Angeles. Not saying that you can’t be anywhere else, but it’s just a good way to start and you can meet so many great people up here. So, about a year ago, I got heavy into the industry, so things have just been going pretty well.