Why did you want to become a singer?
I saw Aaliyah on MTV and immediately fell in love. She was super feminine, but still wore baggy pants, and somehow managed to remain neutral – and then her voice of course! I wanted to be just like her and immediately started saving money, and forced my mother to buy me a pair of Dickies Loose Fit pants and a white tank top; that's still pretty much my style today.
Where do you hang out in Berlin?
I don't really hang outside anymore, but prefer to chill with friends at home on the sofa. When I go out to party, it's for the music – and that's at the Sisyphos, the Kater, or Berghain. Of course it's cliché, but I really like those places. There are no cameras, nobody is allowed to take pictures, which makes it very pleasant.
What would you wish for, regarding the rap scene?
As a woman and as a foreigner, I would wish for much more cohesion. I learned, from an early age, that you stick together. Success makes everyone forget who they are, where they're from. I used to be a rap fan because rap made a difference. "Adriano" by the Brothers Keepers meant so much to me and spoke from the soul. Listening to that song used to make me feel strong, but today they just post a hashtag against the AfD (Alternative for Germany, the right-winged political party) and that's it.
Text: JAN WHEN
Photos: MAXIME BALLESTER
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