“I studied my craft at the same place as Nicki Minaj.”
- I remember watching Margaret Cho with my grandmother on TV. She was my hero, not only because she was funny, but because she showed me that it’s okay to be yourself, that it’s okay to be a brash yellow girl and to be a strong and brave woman.
- I started by producing, and the rapping came second to that, because I wanted to fill out the beat.
- I started with me as Awkwafina reciting ‘Othello’ monologues, and I’d send those to my friends. It started like that, and then it went into more music-y stuff.
- I studied my craft at the same place as Nicki Minaj.
- I think it’s important for people to understand that as a woman, I can only rap about the parts I have.
- I think people always want to hear that there are barriers that exist for us. But the more I started to realize artists that are kind of like me in my lane, like, if they were white or African-American, they often had trouble because it wasn’t the quality of their music: they just didn’t stick out.
- I think rap in general allows you to be more lyrically expressive. It’s a lot easier to state your identity, as opposed to with a guitar making all these weird metaphors.
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