Kreayshawn Talks Her Hood Pass, The N-Word, White Girl Mob & New Projects [PG.2]
They see a white fashionable girl that’s rapping, but some people don’t realize that you are actually from the hood. What validates you as being hood?
I didn’t choose where I grew up. I was born in San Francisco and I was raised in Oakland. And that’s just how it is, I’m not running around trying to convince people I’m from the hood. It’s just that’s what people seem to be worried about. I don’t want people to know me as just a white girl rapper, I want it to be more than that. I understand because “Gucci Gucci” came out and that’s how it is and people are saying it’s a viral video and stuff like that, but this is just how I am. I’m not hella ghetto, I’m not going to come up to you and be like some crazy white ghetto chick. I know what I’m talking about, I’m smart. There’s a whole bunch of different types of people that grow up in Oakland. All different kinds of income and different kinds of races and Oakland it’s not a problem with race. I understand why outside of that people can have their opinions, but that’s whatever.
We know about The White Girl Mob and we know about V-Nasty and we know she throws around the N-word loosely. But has anyone pulled you or your homegirl’s card for using the N-word?
I’ve never said it. I don’t say it. I don’t say it in my music. I don’t say it to my partnas. People call me that, but I don’t sit there and call them that. Vanessa (V-Nasty), she’ll tell you ‘I’m from the ghetto this is where I be at, I got two kids’ and that’s what she does. She’s been in and out of jail for over a year. That’s just how she is. I’ve never seen anybody pull her card. If anybody had something to say I’ve definitely seen her handle it too. But, as for me I don’t know if people get me mixed up with V-Nasty or it’s just that we’re all in the same crew so they think it’s all together, but I don’t say it. It goes back to NWA was doing their thing, that’s just kind of just we’re just making a powerful movement. I know people are hating on The White Girl Mob, but we’re not going after anyone’s head, we’re not trying to kill hip-hop or whatever people are trying to say. I’m just trying to make a new wave of girl empowerment and girl gang and new wave Spice Girls or some s**t like that. People read into it way too deep. They gotta remember that we’re all kids just trying to have fun when it comes down to it. We can’t help where we’re from, where we’re raised, because in Oakland an Asian will call a Mexican that, a black person will call a white person that. It’s normal, because we all know where we’re from. I can see how it looks crazy from the outside.
Have you ever thought about how hard it’s going to be in a white female in this male dominated culture (of hip-hop)?
I know it’s hard, but growing up in general was hard. For me it’s just natural to do whatever I wanna do and believe that’s what’s right, because that’s what I feel like doing. I’m not going to turn back on anything because it might be hard for me. Like I said, I don’t want to be seen as just the white girl rapper. There’s one song out right now and it seems like” oh s**t she came out with a viral video and she got signed off of one song,” there’s a whole bunch of songs that I’ve been working on and they all sound different, they’re all influenced by different genres. It’s still going to have the same rap/hip-hop type of thing, but when it comes down to it I’m making music for everybody not just people who listen to rap.
You definitely have music out there, talk about your mixtape Kittys x Choppas. What’s your obsession with cats and what do you, kittys and choppas have in common?
I’m a huge cat person, I have two cats. I made Kittys x Choppas because I started a huge cat thing, because I got bit in the face by a dog a year ago. It was my second time getting bit in the face by dogs, so I was kinda like yo f**k dogs. Out in Oakland, there’s guns everywhere, you can get a gun in any f****n size, any f****n shape, any kinda rounds you want. So Kittys x Choppas was something that went together to me.
I came across a Ustream video of you doing a freestyle and you actually dissed Wiz Khalifa. What’s the reason behind that?
That’s just me goofing off. You can’t expect for me to be completely serious, because I am just a funny person. I’m going to say whatever I wanna say. I used to half blonde/half black hair so when he did his little blonde streak I always was like Wiz Khalifa bit my swag. It was just for fun, it wasn’t like serious. I ain’t got nothing against that man.
Cali has really been coming back in the last few years, artists like Dom Kennedy, Casey Veggies, Odd Future, Lil B. What Cali artist are you looking forward to seeing blow up
I wanna see my partna DB Tha General do something. He’s from Oakland, he’s the hardest out. I’ve always been listening to him. I directed a bunch of videos for him when I first started doing music videos. That’s one person from the Bay and Cali that I’d love to see spread around the world.
What’s next? Is your next project called “Left Eye”?
Yeah, I’m thinking of doing a video for that next, but we’re not sure. We’re still trying to see what song would be the best to follow up “Gucci Gucci.” It’s a couple songs that we think are coming up next.
What’s the reason for the title being “Left Eye”?
The song’s basically about how you feel when you caught your man cheating. The hook goes, “Caught my man cheating now I’m going to the Westside, bout to burn his f****n house down like I’m Left Eye.” It’s a funny song about being your angry at your man and s**t.
Any last thoughts?
I want everyone to expect more and don’t think that this is just a one time thing. I understand people are gonna try and put me in a box and s**t like that. Let me in. You got no choice at this point.
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