Now that ink has dried on the reportedly hefty signing bonus she received from Columbia Records, the hard work begins. For Kreashawn her job is clear. Convince the rap world she and her White Girl Mob can be taken seriously.
Her youtube hit "Gucci Gucci" got people's attention. But it's a recent tweet with her using the N-word that has people talking.
“People are actin so funny omg lol… I got 200k views… not 200k dollars…WTF YOU WANT FROM A N*GGA?! DMX VOICE." she wrote on twitter.
The 21-year old, real name Natassia Zolot, defends her use of the word. Saying she is a product of her environment, having grown up in East Oakland, in an area called "murder dubs."
"Personally in my songs I don't use it at all. If I'm freestyling and I said it, that's just for that point in time. she told the OC Times "Any songs I'm writing I don't use it. But like I said in Oakland, Asian people will call Mexicans that. A Mexican will call a black dude that. A white person will call an Asian that. Everyone calls each other that. I feel like that word is used in the low income community more than anything. I can see if I was some rich crazy trick and I was just saying this because it's hip-hop. No, I was raised around this. Me and my sisters were all raised around this. People call me that. But personally I'm not flaunting it around. I don't say it in my music because of how, if I'm putting myself out there to the world there are going to be a lot of people who don't like it."
I guess "growing up around it" would explain why Kreayshawn's sister V-Nasty of the White Girl Mob uses the word in almost every other sentence in videos we've seen of her freestyling.
Is it ever ok for white people to use the N-word?
Kreayshawn "Gucci Gucci"
Kreayshawn's sister V-Nasty of White Girl Mob