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Kreayshawn Speaks on Phantom Slavery Tweet
We saw the slavery tweet and were offended, so why don’t you tell us what happened?
I was asleep when all this started unfolding, you know how Twitter has the trending topics…Well this one I guess was fake retweets of me. And then everyone started doing it. Like, “Lets put RT in front of Kreayshawn’s name” and saying these horrible things, and finally my fans and a few of my friends started hitting me like “your page’s been hacked.” I went on Twitter and saw that there wasn’t anything on my timeline that I didn’t tweet. But then I checked my @replies and I saw everything.
So you never made the slavery tweet or any of the others?
No. I wouldn’t even say anything like that. I’m from Oakland. I don’t even think of these things. We don’t even have racism out there like that, or somewhere else. I don’t know why anyone would think I had the heart to say some crazy ass sh-t like that.
Well, let’s talk about that. You don’t have the benefit of the doubt with the public. I think a lot of that stems from the stories of you and V-Nasty and the use of the ‘N’ word…
I don’t even use that word. That was V-Nasty. I think it’s just a horrible string of being in this rap game and being little and white, so people want to attack me. I get the confusion between me and V-Nasty. We’re both from the same place. We both rap. But that’s it. We’re two different people and two different artists.
Now I’ve seen a YouTube video of the two of you together in a hotel suite and you both were talking extremely tough. That is the image you portray and this is hip-hop. It’s a rough and tumble world. So what if the public expects you to be able to take it?
I am tough. I’ve had pimps pull my arm. I’m hard, but deep down I’m a real person. And when people are tweeting things at me, it hurts. Part of it is being imaged as ‘the white rapper girl’. I feel like people just don’t like that. There’s some sort of novelty about it, like it’s not real. But it is. People tweet my mom saying all sorts of crazy things, like they want to kill her. And I think people thought it was funny. But it’s not. The guy who started it has over 10,000 followers. But people with 500 followers are going to think it’s real. What if someone slaps me?
So what are you going to do about all of this? Are you considering changing your image? And what have you learned?
Honestly, I feel like Twitter is the enemy. Anything I say is getting misconstrued. If there’s anything I’ve learned, it’s to just back away from Twitter. ‘Cause it’s just too much. If my prescience on Twitter wasn’t that big…If I don’t tweet every little thing…Then, they don’t have ammunition. I can only do what makes me happy. The money isn’t worth it.
Are you worried about your family? Threatening your mother is a serious thing…
The part that worries me is people who are going to think it’s real after the fact. My mom is kind of an overreacter. I’ve seen this kind of stuff before. So I’m not that worried.
Has anyone ever confronted you in person?
No. The only confrontation I’ve had was the incident at the VMA’s (with Rick Ross). Other than thuggin in the club, which is normal, I haven’t had any of that.
Would you change your image? If nothing else, to separate yourself from V-Nasty?
As far as looks, we don’t look alike. I think people know the difference by now. That’s been cleared up a lot more.
Are you considering any legal actions over the threats made against your mother?
No, it’s just Twitter. Being online is what kind of made me, and I don’t want to turn my back on the people who made me, but I do need a break.
A break from Twitter?
A break from everything. I don’t know man. I came in the game as a video director. I’ve directed over 100 videos in the bay area. I feel positive inspiring girls, having women do whatever they want. Now I feel like, I don’t know. I already finished my album, but as far as making a second album…I don’t know.
Anything else you want us to know?
I just feel like those things that were said, nobody should be saying those things.