Kreayshawn has parlayed her hit song "Gucci Gucci" into a million dollar contract with Sony Records, but the man who co-wrote the lyrics for the track and "Rich Wh*res" says he's still waiting to get paid.
Speak, real name Anthony Negrete, says it's tough watching Kreayshawn cake up from work he helped to create while he's still a starving artist.
"That's the weird thing," he tells L.A. Weekly. "Seeing someone become rich overnight and getting to do all the cool things that come with being a successful artist, knowing you had a part in that, but eating Spam for dinner."
An up and coming rapper himself, Speak says he was surprised to find out that Kreayshawn didn't know how to properly structure a song.
"I told her to drop 16 on a song, and she was like, 'Uh, what do you mean?' So we sat down and hammered it out," he says. "I taught her how to con-ceptualize and structure lines and put a filter on all the craziness."
Speak is currently working with Plies and No Doubt on their upcoming albums and plans to drop his own free mixtape, Inside Out Boy on November 14. The project is being mixed by Odd Future's Syd tha Kid.