Sexyy Red talks 'Back2DaTrap', motherhood, and being the "female Gucci Mane"

Sexyy Purple has spoken to NME about motherhood, working with legendary lure producer Tay Keith and why she began rapping.

The St. Louis rapper’s salacious lyrics have seen her go viral on a number of events – with the Tay Keith-produced lure hit ‘Pound Town’ just lately giving her a lot notoriety. The tune gained reputation after the comical and vulgar opening traces of the monitor (I’m out of city, thuggin’ wid my rounds / my pussy pink, my bootyhole brown”) have been unfold throughout TikTok. Again in Might, Nicki Minaj hopped on the tune’s remix ‘Pound Town 2’.

Reflecting on the success of her breakthrough tune, Purple – actual title Janae Nierah Wherry – advised NME: “I knew it was a good song because I felt like it was something so relatable and funny, But once I saw it going viral… I’m still in shock at how crazy it went because I still didn’t expect it.”

With the beat coming from the Grammy Award-winning producer Tay Keith, Sexyy Purple didn’t need to put any “bullshit” on it. Nevertheless, it was solely her and Keith that appeared to make certain that ‘Pound Town’ would turn into a smash it

“My team, they didn’t like it,” she mentioned. “They didn’t think it was it. They thought I was playing on a beat too. ‘You got to really say something on his beat,’ they said. ‘This is Tay Keith’s beat. You can’t be playing on his beats and stuff’. But I sent it to him and he said he liked it, but we ain’t know [it was] going to get this big, though.”

There have been different raunchy rappers earlier than her – reminiscent of Lil’ Kim, Khia and Trina –  however Sexxy Purple denied any affect aside from her “baby daddy” as her preliminary inspiration. After discovering that he was “messing around” with one other woman, Purple wrote a diss monitor about him and his “lame” mistress.

“I was feeling on some simp, crybaby shit, so I did a song about it,” she mentioned. “Then he heard it. He’s like, ‘Dang, you straight know how to rap.’ And then he started showing his friends. He’s like, ‘Listen to her rap, let her rap.’ And then I was rapping it for them, and they were like, ‘You actually hard?’”

This inspired her to move into to the studio to make a “real song.” In 2018, Wherry went viral for the primary time along with her gun-toting rendition of Vanessa Carlton‘s ‘A Thousand Miles’ known as ‘Ah Thousand Jugs’.

Final November, she and Summer season Walker went viral for the enjoyable and sassy monitor, ‘Sense Dat God Gave You’. The tune was Walker’s rapping debut and have become controversial as a consequence of its music video – that includes each moms displaying off their revered child and child bump (Walker was closely pregnant) while twerking round a gasoline station.

Many criticised the 2 for posing as inappropriate and adverse representations of motherhood. In a ShadeRoom Instagram put up, Purple and Walker have been subjected to such scrutiny. One wrote, “this is trashy; a single black pregnant mom of [two] with her ass out making ratchet music.”

Nevertheless, Purple mentioned that she and Walker wished to indicate that “mothers can be sexy.”

“We was like, ‘Mamas be outside still!’ It was like a baby mama video,” mentioned the 25-year-old. “That was the whole idea. Nowadays, girls can get pregnant and still be reckless.”

She continued: “Remember, back in the day, people would be like, ‘No, I can’t have kids right now because I’m rapping. I’m on the road, I’m doing this shit’. But now they make it acceptable for girls to have babies. For real. All the female rappers are pregnant and got kids now if you ask me. They still make money. They still doing they thing.”

Sexyy Purple’s specific content material has additionally sparked conversations on whether or not that is the music youngsters must be listening to. Final week, Sexyy Purple went to a highschool to donate hair bundles and haircuts to college students preparing for his or her promenade. She threw up her center fingers upon her entrance, after many arguing that songs like ‘Pound Town’ shouldn’t be glorified round underage youngsters.

In response, she talked about her charitable intentions to provide again to the younger individuals: “Y’all do know I went there to give the boys money for they haircuts and girls bundles for prom week ’cause I remember when I needed help with my prom stuff.”

Followers have been calling Purple the ‘Female Gucci Mane‘, and the Missouri rapper referred to herself as such on her debut mixtape ‘Hood’s Hottest Princess’. Nevertheless, she disagrees with the comparability. “I don’t even call myself that,” she advised NME. “I just made a song because that’s what they’d be saying in my comments. I don’t know. I let the fans decide who the real Female Gucci Mane is.”

Earlier this month, the rapper was in London to shock festival-goers at this yr’s Wi-fi Competition. The 25-year-old made a visitor look at Lancey Foux‘s Friday set and Travis Scott‘s headlining Saturday set on the primary stage of the celebrated pageant.

Speaking about her and Lancey Foux’s efficiency, Purple mentioned she discovered it “fun” and that “the crowd was hype,” nevertheless, her temper was “off because [she] didn’t get to perform ‘Pound Town’ and [she] didn’t get to perform the whole of ‘SkeeYee’.”

She added that it was “crazy” to see one of many greatest rappers on the earth, Travis Scott, leap round her while she carried out his self-proclaimed “favourite song”, ‘SkeeYee’.

She and Foux unveiled their highly-anticipated ‘Back2DaTrap’ document on stage. Regardless of confessing that she “didn’t know” the Plaistow rapper, the monitor took place as a result of the 2’s “teams know each other well”.

“My team just was like, ‘It’s somebody I think you want to do a song with.’ I’m like, ‘Who is it?’ They like, ‘It’s a UK artist.’ And then I’m like, ‘Let me see him.’ I started listening to his songs and he seemed cool,” mentioned Purple.

This week, the pair launched their new single ‘MMM HMM’. Their collaboration is one among many upcoming tasks from Sexyy Purple: “I got videos dropping, new music. I’m just going to get all way outside and pop out. Just do shit, I don’t give fuck, just be outside.”

When requested if she has any specific objectives in thoughts, she replied :”I need to final on this shit. After I’m in one thing, I’m in it to win it.

“This was a gamble. That’s what it felt like, a lucky gamble or something. I’m doing my best to be the best that I can be so I can go all the way up in this shit.”

‘MMM HMM’ by Lancey Foux and Sexxy Redd is out now. 

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