Newcomer Kreayshawn hit the music scene just a couple of months ago with her viral hit “Gucci Gucci,” which prompted Columbia Records to sign her just last week. But the Oakland, California, rapper is already getting comparisons to other artists, especially pop-rocker Ke$ha.
“She’s cool,” Kreayshawn said about Ke$ha, adding that she believes the comparisons stem from both artists being White. “I wouldn’t compare myself to her, but she’s pretty sweet. I think people just compare something to something else just ’cause they don’t know what it is and they want to relate it to something like, ‘this is like Ke$ha.’ They don’t want to be like, ‘this is new. I never heard of it. It’s Kreayshawn. No, it’s just some shit we kinda heard before.’ Kreayshawn is Kreayshawn. People are gonna be like, ‘this reminds of Kreayshawn’ in a couple of months. I’m trying to work.”
Watch a clip of Kreayshawn speaking on the matter below.
Kreayshawn will release “Gucci Gucci” via digital retailers on Tuesday, June 14th, and is preparing her upcoming debut album due later this year.—Mariel Concepcion