Dutch Masters: ‘Sisterhood of Hip Hop’ Hit the Ropes
Siya: I left home when I was 15. That was probably my most rebellious moment. I was really defiant and upset at everybody in the world because I didn’t have parents.
Nyemiah Supreme: I think my whole career has been rebellious. I don’t listen to people. My mother always says, “You don’t listen!” I think me not listening has gotten me so much further in life than when you listen to what people try to dictate to you about what they want you to do. When I initially came out I had a tomboy type of thing and it’s not the typical tight jeans up my ass or whatever. I really wanted to be known for rapping and not what I look like. people were like, “Why do you dress like that?” or “Why you not showing off your ass?” I was like I don’t want to. I don’t wanna be known for my ass. I wanna be known for rapping.
Bia: The first video I put out onto the internet was for a song called “High.” It was the video Pharrell signed me off of and found me from. At that point in time there were no girls making music like that. It was around the Wiz Khalifa era. I was just in a limo with my best friend smoking hella weed and just riding around the hood. It got a ton of views and I wasn’t expecting it to be such a huge video because everybody was like, “Oh my god, why is that pretty girl smoking in the video? That’s not cool. You’re not supposed to smoke. You’re a girl.” But its like we’re in 2014. People do whatever they wanna do, you know?
Brianna Perry: One day my uncle said please do not get on the motorcycle. As soon as he went in the house I was like “Say I won’t get on that motorcycle.” I get on the motorcycle , and I had never been on a motorcycle before. I put my leg right on the pipe. I heard [my leg] sizzling when it burned me. So all my cousins snuck me in the house and kept me in the bathroom for a hour or two hours. They didn’t even know what to do because we didn’t want to tell anybody what happened. I really shouldn’t have got on that (laughs). I did it for no reason!
Diamond: When I was 15 we shot the “Knuck If You Buck” video and the same day we performed at this event called Birthday Bash in Atlanta. My little tail took myself to get my belly button pierced. My mom did not want me to get it because I was only 15 and she told me I had to wait until I was 16. So we did so great that we made the front of the paper. My mom worked for City Hall and City Hall is right around the corner from Atlanta Journal-Constitution and of course she got the paper. When she got home she lifted my shirt up and she saw it and was sooo upset but it was something that I wanted. I was rebellious. I was like, “I’m a rapper now and I wanna get my belly button pierced.” I thought she was going to make me take it out but she didn’t.