“People are actin so funny omg lol—-1 got 200K views…not 200K dollars…WTF YOU WANT FROM A N***A? DMX VOICE,” Keayshawn’s Twitter read.
The 21-year old Oakland native justifies the use of the word by saying she grew up in a low income community and people in that community, from all races, are allowed to used the word casually.
“If I’m free-styling and I said it, that’s just for the point in time. Any songs I’m writing I don’t use it,” Kreayshawn said in a recent Voice-online.co.uk interview. “I can see if I was some rich crazy trick and I was just saying this because it’s hip-hop,” she said during the interview.
Kreayshawn, whose real name is Natassia Zolot, rocketed to fame after her video for Gucci Gucci hit over 2 million views on YouTube. She is an original member of an Oakland-based rap crew, The White Girl Mob, and her n-word tweet is one of a few recent comments that have caused a stir in the hip-hop community.
In an interview with Complex magazine, published in May, Kreayshawn criticized Nicki Minaj for her plastic “Barbie Doll” appearance. “No disrespect to [Nicki Minaj] because she’s got talent. She’s got an image. But when it comes to inspiring young women, her message is to be a Barbie-to be plastic, to be fake, to all have blonde hair.”
She has since insisted that she never intended to diss Minaj. “I’m not hating on anybody. I’m not coming for anybody’s neck. I say one thing about Nicki Minaj that’s not a diss at all and you have Nicki Minaj fans barking at me,” Kreayshawn says. “I love Nicki’s thing, she’s independent and a powerful woman.”
Kreayshawn’s quick rise to stardom has some online bloggers comparing her to one-hit internet wonder, Rebecca Black, whose critically lambasted single “Friday” became an unlikely internet sensation.
”’Gucci Gucci’ is also extremely catchy. The hook will get stuck in your head for days on end ‘til you’re repeating the chant “Gucci, Gucci, Louis, Louis, Fendi, Fendi, Prada” nonstop in your head,” according to Drew Kolar, at DefinitelyFree.com “There’s no questioning why it blew up like crazy in the past two weeks—the track came on like Rebecca Black’s “Friday,” to the same love/hate attitude pushing its YouTube views at faster-than-usual speeds.”