“Imitation is a sincerest form flattery” is a known adage, but an aspiring rapper may have taken this message too far in her emulation Tekashi 6ix9ine. The female MC who goes by the moniker “No Foreign” posted a video herself getting a “69” tattoo.
The chick talks a bit a smack as she gets her new ink. She also takes the occasion to tease her new single: “Single dropping soon lil bitch.”
Of course, the soundtrack to the clip is no other than Tekashi 6ix 9ine. His “FEFE” verse plays in the background while the No Foreign gets “69” carves into her forehead. Tatoo artist is tagged at the end her caption:
Later, she posted the completed ink in a couple photos. She addresses the backlash in her latest upload, as she holds her middle finger up in the photo. The caption says, “…IF YOU MAD.”
Fans are still expressing some shock and horror, while others sip tea, chilling.
One comment dealt with some moral implications.
A commenter explained why he was skeptical about the authenticity the tattoo. If this is, in fact, a fake tattoo, she’ll most likely lose whatever following is left after all this stunt.
WorldStarHipHop just debuted a new music video today for a seemingly unknown rapper that goes by the name Lil Kloroxx. Although most people have no idea who this blond kid is, the video has already garnered close to 400K views on Youtube. The reviews are mixed based on the comments. Many Youtube users state their complete dislike while others seem to be onboard with the song and visual treatment. Either way, the most important fact to know about this release is its origin: Bart Baker, a youtube comedian.
Baker is most known for his music video parodies. One his most popular ones is his Lil Pump impression on “Gucci Gang.” Some fans recognized him as the impersonator while embodying his new creation, Lil Kloroxxx. Still, it seems like many were left out the joke. This illuminates one our generation’s dilemma in terms Hip Hop culture and the art form that is rap. If people can’t tell the difference between art and parody, the state the culture might be in danger. Check out the video for yourself:
Lil Kloroxx puts into question the legitimacy some the artists he is emulating: who has the right to capitalize on a culture that was born out the struggle and creative genius particular communities?