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Rico Nasty On Song With Flo Milli, Never Leaving The Vibes In The Studio & Relationship With Fans
Rico Nasty, the rapper from Baltimore, chatted with on-air personality Little Bacon Bear in an Up Close & Personal conversation presented by GRAMMY U. During the casual convo, Rico touched on several topics in her career, including what her fans mean to her.
"Listening to them got me very far," she said, explaining how her fans have shaped her career. She added that although her fans are her ride or die, she corrects them when they get out of line.
"Sometimes I don’t correct them publicly, but I will definitely hit them on the side and be like, yo, you’re doing too much. This is making me uncomfortable. I don’t like this," she shared.
Rico also got candid about how insensitive media can be to artists’ traumatic experiences. Specifically, Rico mentioned how other women rappers' traumatic experiences have been made interview points during some of her conversations with media:
"When they see people go through stuff in this industry, they will ask a person that doesn’t like that person, and they know don’t like that person, how they feel about it, and I think that’s f***ed up."
She added: "That’s really a person’s life, and I feel like the industry and the interviewers, they’re not sensitive about that anymore … if they want to ask you some invasive a** s*** they just going to ask you and I feel bad for my young women coming up because I don’t ever want them to get put in a trick bag where they look back at an interview, like, 'Why the f***did I say that?'"
Watch the full interview above to hear Rico talk about rapper ego, why it’s important to be a "ladder" in the industry, how women rappers are thriving, industry advice, and new music, including how her collab with fellow rapper Flo Milli will appear on her next album.