Kreayshawn on the Cover of Complex Magazine: We Call BS

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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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22 comments
GHFGYFGH
GHFGYFGH

Kreayshawn is the reason i like white girls now but her music has to stop...if we going have a white girl rapper she gotta be a lyricist like nicki level 

Nitahflores
Nitahflores

FUKK ALL U HATING ASS PEOPLE HEY SHE GETS DOWN IN HER VERSES N IN GUCCI GUCCI SHE KILLED IT..LIKE SHE SAID SHE SWAGGING!

Robert967
Robert967

Kreayshawn was blowing up because of her videos on Youtube and directing videos for little known rappers. That's how Sony signed her a $1.2 million dollar contract.

Felipe Enrique
Felipe Enrique

Can anybody blog here?  Most of this article is copied from somewhere else, I should get a blog here...  This is a ad hominem attack, probably because the writer's youtube channel has no subscribers.  Why you looking bitter?

FishWithoutBicycle
FishWithoutBicycle

I know so many people with infinitesimal talent who struggle to make ends meet...but this arrogant, talentless skank is showered with fame and riches because she's one of the "beautiful people".

"Complex" my ass!

Robert967
Robert967

Kreayshawn  will be yesterday's news by the end of the year. Sony may not even release her debut CD. End of story. Her manager, Stretch, will probably end their business relationship.

DARKZGURL
DARKZGURL

i cant stand this chick she give real female white mc's like me a bad look and name but see shes making room for the real deal dont belive me well click this link and be the judge if you like my music please become a fan if not your critque is appreciated ...www.revernation.com/tanyabankz   thanks for listening   FUCK KREAYSHAWN AND V NASTY

Enrike
Enrike

The person who wrote this doesn't know what they're talking about. Calling Kreayshawn a "media creation"? She blew up on YouTube before anything. Also, this article mentions nothing of her work with Lil B and how they, essentially, blew up together. Next time do your homework, OC Weekly.

909Jeff
909Jeff

So bassically she's the older slutier version of rebecca black?

Fred
Fred

This is the way the medias work and it is very common.  Nothing out of the ordinary.  Believe it or not the media with the most power in the USA is the New York Times (Complex is OK but does not has the power of the NYT).  When the NYT publish an article it becomes a carbon copy for ALL the medias outlets in the USA! Kreayshawn has not reach that level! 

Lille Bose
Lille Bose

I'm glad you actually read the story, thus realizing that the whole blog was an annotation of the Complex cover story. Gracias!

Lille Bose
Lille Bose

PLEASE. She wouldn't have blown up if media outlets weren't all over a white chick rapper.

Sonia
Sonia

Seriously, she looks like them (the bones structure).  LOL! Get a reporter could to call them up! 

RazorSheldon
RazorSheldon

Guess again.  The first media to cover her only did so after she surpassed 5 million views for her Gucci Gucci YouTube video. 

RazorSheldon
RazorSheldon

Nope.  I live in SF.  But I'm pretty sure Stanley Zolot lives in Oakland and will return there once he's out of the hospital.  You can ask him on his twitter @pimpzolot to confirm

Al from Alameda!
Al from Alameda!

@ RazorSheldon Are you one of the Zolot from Alameda?  

RazorSheldon
RazorSheldon

Fair enough, I came across this earlier today which is probably what you were referencing?:  http://www.hypebot.com/hypebot...

My reference to the media was for the major blogs/papers, but they rarely break any news anymore.  Regardless of your views on her level of talent though, she is without question very marketable.  I'd argue it is her attitude (confident, yet mostly positive), style (creatively cobbled together), personality (creative, funny and doesn't give a f*ck) and background (growing up in the heart of Oakland with some turmoil) that pushed her to the top, rather than simply being a white chick rapper.  It isn't as if she pushed aside anybody else that should be where she is today... she is just a very unique (and many people think talented) person that everybody has an opinion about.

Lille Bose
Lille Bose

Oh yeah? We read all about her when she'd only had 1M views on sites that cover viral sensations (yours truly included)--but that's not the point. Hundreds of artists blow up on YouTube (think AJ Rafael or AutoTune the News), and without mainstream media attention they get nowhere near Kreayshawn's current profile.

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