Fans are going absolutely crazy on Twitter over the release of CupcakKe’s new album ‘Queen Elizab***h.’ So, who is this rapper with the wild and loyal fanbase? You can get to know her right here!
1. She’s known for vulgar lyrics
CupcakKe, whose real name is Elizabeth Harris, started her professional rap career in 2012 by simply releasing her songs online. By 2015, two of her tracks, “Deepthroat” and “Vagina,” had gone viral, with listeners freaking out over the raunchy and highly-sexual lyrics. This is quickly what she became known for, as she has no shame when it comes to singing about topics that may seem taboo. She even named her first mixtape C*m Cake. However, that doesn’t mean that some of CupcakKe’s songs don’t share important messages — she wrote “Pedophile” about the relationship between an older man and a minor, and “Picking Cotton,” which was considered a “statement or racial justice.”
2. She started performing in church
Despite the nature of her career today, CupcakKe actually found her love for performing at a local church when she was just 10 years old — she would give poetry readings to pastors about her faith. However, when she turned 13 years old, she was convinced to turn her poetry into rap, which is where her passion for hip-hop began.
3. She’s collaborated with an artist you’ve totally heard of
CupcakKe actually has a song with the hit artist Charlii XCX — the rapper is featured on Charlii’s track “Lip Gloss,” which was released in March 2017.
4. She grew up in homeless shelters
CupcakKe was raised by a single mother, and starting at the age of seven, they spent almost four years living in homeless shelters/
5. She’s not interested in a label
CupcakKe recorded her first demo with literally $50 in her pocket, and is all about keeping her career Independent, as of 2016. “I came from nothing, so I know the value of a dollar,” she told Complex. “And I’m really not stupid. I don’t know about the labels that hit me up — I know who they are but I’m not digging what they’re talking. For the moment, I’ll stay independent.”
HollywoodLifers, are you a fan of CupcakKe? Did you know all this about her before?