Kreayshawn on the Cover of Complex Magazine: We Call BS
Hate her or love her, Kreayshawn is the female white rap phenomenon du jour, and sans album or a legitimate body of work, the press just won't stop coming. Now the 22-year-old born Natassia Zolot is on the cover of Complex magazine. While interesting, it validates everything Kreayshawn's done so far, which is...well, a mixtape, a few videos and an ultra catchy single. So yeah, the overexposure is getting annoying, and the more she opens her mouth, the less we like her. Here's why.
1. She won't stop picking fights for attention Kreayshawn reminds us of a little chihuahua running around, barking hysterically at every other dog she passes. When Game "threatens to shove an assault rifle in her face if she uses the N-word again," she says, "I wanna slap a grown-ass man in the face," and jokes about calling 50 Cent. Then she adds, "I'm going to say, 'Game's a weak ass Blood, he ain't about to do shit.'" Her rationale? "Am I just supposed to get dissed every day and be a weak ass little white bitch? Fuck that shit I'm tired of people disrespecting me."
Oh, and there's all that Rick Ross stuff:
In late August, she told MTV that a line in her Cosmic Kev Come-Up Show freestyle ("You faker than Rick Ross") was not a diss toward the Miami rapper, who was outed in 2008 for his past as a correctional officer. Three days later, she was on V-Nasty's live Ustream joking about his weight ("I bet you five dollars Rick Ross can't find his dick") and saying that she wanted to tell MTV that she thinks Ross is fake. "I didn't know that we were still on Ustream. It was just me goofing off with friends. I don't have any problems [with Rick Ross], but I can see how it looks that way."
2. Stories are getting a little more fantastic. Kreayshawn's mother left her to fend for herself at 15, and she says she
picked up some less-than-legal side hustles: selling coke and Craigslist pimping. "I was driving around in a pink Mustang at two in the morning, no license, with like two 15s in the trunk, serving knots. Then these girls I met, they were on their hustle, too. They brought me this new idea, it was safer than selling drugs. I posted the links for them, took the anonymous pictures, and set up the dates and prices." According to Kreay, that gig ended when older, more experienced Oakland pimps took over her clientele, so she returned to dealing full-time.
3. Staying legit? Yeah, right. For a woman who doesn't even have a release date for a full-length, Kreayshawn is interesting only as a Sony-produced, media creation, and they're obviously milking her for all she's worth--even as she claims to want to keep everything like they were before she got famous. With the attention-grabbing stunts she's pulling, we're calling BS on her wanting to keep it real.
Even Columbia says, 'We've never worked an artist as hard as we work you.' This is crazy. So many people want a piece of you. At the same time I still wanna keep everything like how the old days were."
"I never made anything with the intention of signing a record deal," she says. "It was just for fun. The moment I realized I could get a record deal, was when I got a record deal. I didn't see myself getting famous."
"People say, 'You're changing the game,'" she continues. "I'm just being me. This is what I've been doing."
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