Bhad Bhaby’s hip-hop career began as most do, because she’d committed crimes. While the crimes in question were typical of an aspiring rapper (car theft, knife threats), the fact that she committed them at age 13 was fairly atypical, as was their immediate consequence: an appearance on the Dr. Phil show.
If you’re unsure who we’re talking about here, perhaps the phrase “Cash me outside” will jog your memory? Yep, that’s her.
Riding the viral wave of her sudden internet notoriety, the Cash Me Outside Girl, née Danielle Bergoli, took up rap music, signed a contract with Atlantic Records, and re-re-christened herself Bhad Bhaby. And the weirdest part of all is, she’s good. Not just good at rapping (though that in itself is a pleasant surprise) but just generally good. Like a good kid.
Look, we’d be rolling our eyes too, but we visited her and her record-label minders out in the desert where she was shooting her first big-budget music video, fully expecting a classic Florida wild child, flush with cash and fame and behaving as badly and babylike as her stage name portends.
Instead what we met was an extremely sweet, extremely excited teenager who is about as well-mannered, gracious, and nice to be around as any musician we’ve ever met. Even if she does swear like 2 Live Crew.
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