When professional meme Danielle Bregoli made the decision to become a rapper, more than just a few eyes were rolled.
After all, the 14-year-old is better known for her now infamous catchphrase ‘cash me ousside, how bou dat’ than for her musical abilities.
We all assumed the Dr Phil clip would eventually stop doing the Facebook rounds, and we would all move on to a new love-to-moan-about reality TV figure.
Eventually Danielle would fade from the public consciousness, reappearing every so often on a ‘Memes of 2017’ listicle where we would all learn how she’d given up her mum-baiting ways to help other troubled teens.
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However, it appears the Cash Me Ousside Girl has instead turned her shoddy attitude into a profitable, and even admired, rap career with her new Bhad Bhabie persona.
After the success of These Heux, she is now one of the very few female rappers to have a song charted on Billboard during 2017. Seriously, she is right up there with Nicki Minaj…
The only female rappers to chart a song on BillBoard in 2017:
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— EMCEE (@emceenetwork) September 15, 2017
Bhad Bhabie’s oeuvre appears to focus on getting one over on the ‘haters’. To be fair, she has had a disproportionate amount of hate for someone who isn’t even old enough to buy party poppers.
Her latest feisty singles, Whachu Know and Hi Bich, have dropped and people appear to be genuinely liking what they hear.
Say what you want about @BhadBhabie but HER verses on Kodak Blacks beat > Kodak's verses, well, ever.
— SYNESTHESIA 4.20.18 (@charliemizza) September 12, 2017
@BhadBhabie I love both your new songs your so really everyone fake in the famous industry
— madisonyarran (@MadisonYarran) September 12, 2017
One Twitter user described her as ‘extremely talented’ while another described her as ‘my all time favourite singer right now’.
@BhadBhabie is my all time favourite singer right know and hate me if u want I don't care ?❤️??
— Morgan Lynn maurice (@lynn_mlm) September 22, 2017
Hi bich is the most fire (???????) song I've ever heard @BhadBhabie
— Shiv (@_shivalry) September 22, 2017
— Rai Rai❤️?? (@JeraiJohnson) September 19, 2017
Her double feature video for Whachu Know/Hi Bich involves her literally being put on trial before being electrocuted.
Although I doubt many states endorse capital punishment for bunking off school and stealing your mum’s car, it’s still a fairly memorable video.
Check it out below:
We are living in interesting times indeed…
Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications.