Kreayshawn is the latest young rapper out of California to get the industry buzzing, and the recently signed artist is making fast friends. Already pals with fellow Cali upstarts Lil B and Odd Future, Kreayshawn said she has recently spoken with Diddy, who is already like an adoptive father to her.
The two spoke after news broke that Krea had signed a lucrative record deal with Columbia Records on the strength of her debut single, "Gucci, Gucci."
"He hit me and he was mad about the whole signing thing. He was like, 'Yo, I wanted to work with you, blah, blah blah,' " she told MTV News. As diplomatic as she is sought after, Krea diffused the conversation with an anecdote about looking up to the veteran mogul as a child.
"Honestly, I've always had a picture of you next to me and my kindergarten picture," she told him. "I always put it on my wall, and I tell people, 'That's my dad. P. Diddy's my dad.' And he was like, 'Yo, I have to adopt you,'" she said.
Kreayshawn's extended family will likely continue to grow as her club-friendly breed of "white girl rap" spreads into the mainstream. The video for "Gucci, Gucci," which debuted only a few weeks ago, has gone viral and is now well over two million views. The 21-year-old rapper, who's mother was in the '90s girl-punk band Trashwomen, released a little-heard mixtape last year called Kittys X Choppas. Her full-length debut is expected later this year from Columbia.
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