Don’t hate on Bhad Bhabie aka Danielle Bregoli aka the “Cash Me Ousside” girl. She didn’t choose the game — the game chose her.
The Dr. Phil rebellious problem child turned viral internet meme turned rap sensation, at just 14-years-old, is destined to be a star. At least, if you ask her. She reveals to Hip Hop DX that she didn’t go looking for a record deal with Atlantic Records, it just happened that way.
Bhad Bhabie says the rap star life she’s now living isn’t something she asked for:
“What would you do if you were put in the situation I was? And your mom put you on a TV show and you came home from a program, and you didn’t even know the latest music that was out — didn’t know anything. Your mom gives you your phone and you look on the Instagram explore page, and there’s a million pictures of you? Every other picture is a picture of you with something saying, ‘Cash me ousside’ on it and you don’t even remember that you said that. Then all of sudden somebody calls you and they’re like, ‘Hey do you rap, do you sing?’ And you say no, but they wanna manage you and say, ‘I think we can make something out of you.”
It’s hard to say what anyone else would do in that situation. But Bhad Bhabie finds herself in the Billboard Hot 100 for two singles, “These Heaux” and “Hi Bich/Whatchu Know.”
“Then they fly you out to Los Angeles and they basically put you in a little Airbnb, and they take you to meet with a record label because they just want to meet you,” she continues. “They think that you can be an artist. They ask you if you like music, you say, ‘Yes.’ They say, ‘Okay we want to give you a record deal. You sound good.’ Are you not gonna take that?”
If that’s really the way it all went down, then Bhad Bhabie truly is destined for stardom. She says she was “pleasantly surprised” when her singles hit the charts. She realizes while some people might love to hate on her, there are some people out there who legitimately enjoy her raps.
“I care about people listening to my music but to an extent. If it’s the haters then no, but if it’s like a fan or stuff like that then yeah, but if it’s just someone who’s mad because they’re sitting on their couch all day eating Hot Pockets and watching Wheel of Fortune every night, then I don’t care.”
Even with the quick rise to fame, her humor remains intact.