News: Kreayshawn Describes Her Rap Backup Plans, "I'm [Also] A Model, DJ & A Professional B*tch Snatcher" [Video]
Sunday, Sep 25, 2011 9:17AM
West Coast rapper Kreayshawn has detailed some of her backup plans if a run in the rap game does not work out, revealing multiple non-music talents she embodies.
Along with being a hip-hop artist, Kreay takes pride in having a knack in other fields.
"I'm a rapper, I'm a graphic designer director, model, deejay and a professional b*tch snatcher," Kreayshawn said. "There's a lot of people that want to push you down. One, for being a female and one for being white. It's hard but I don't see it like that. In Oakland, that's how you grew up...The best about everything that's going on is I have my head on my shoulders, I know what I want, I know my vision and it's not like I signed this record deal blindly -- whatever happens, happens. I know that I'm a good person and that I'm smart and funny. If the music thing doesn't work out, I'm talented at a million other things." ("Carson Daly")
Prior to reportedly dropping out, Kreay attended the Berkeley Digital Film Institute.
"I shot my first music video maybe about 8 months ago, but I've always been playing with cameras since I was young," she said in a summer 2010 interview. "Berkeley film school is pretty sweet. Um, I got a full scholarship there, so I've just been rocking that. Tryna finish, I'm gonna graduate next may and move to L.A." (Ontask Family)
Although she initially directed rock group Red Hot Chilli Peppers' "Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie" a few months ago, the veteran crew decided to not air it.
The group originally enlisted the Bay Area artist to direct the video for their new single "The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie," but ended up going with a different concept. "We had one sort of failed attempt at making a video for this song, which was indoors and just kind of dark and dank and not really fun or anything, so we thought, 'Let's go with the opposite of that,'" Anthony Kiedis said. (Rap-Up)
In June, Kreay spoek on her White Girl Mob bringing back a sense of female unity.
"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." (VIBE)
Check out Kreayshawn's interview below: