Kitty Pryde is the latest Youtube sensation to hit the rap game. The video for her song, “Okay Cupid” went viral because of its honest and innocent portrayal of American teenage girldom that half takes place in bedrooms and backyards, and half on Tumblr and the blogosphere. Some of the hashtags people have dreamed up to describe her include, “Tumblr-wave” and “Adderal-core.”
Part of her attraction comes from her innocence, not in the sense that she’s entirely sheltered, she references drugs and alcohol casually in her lyrics. But there is something about her emotional honesty that only a 19-year-old can communicate. She’s not trying to come off as some mysterious femme-fatal, she never brags about her affinity for French film or high-fashion. She’s into drinking bud light lime and still falls passionately in love with rap stars like Danny Brown. So charmed by her affections, we invited her to the Mark McNairy SS13 lookbook shoot to meet Danny and try her luck at winning his heart. We also got her to tell us what she’s been up to and where this whole online media frenzy is taking her.
You’re done with high school now, and I think the question on everyone’s mind has got to be: what did you wear to prom?
A frilly Betsey Johnson thingy. It’s cute, that’s the thing—everyone needs to have some cute Betsey Johnson frilly dress at some point. It’s so sad that she went under, I want to see if I can get some stuff from her. I told people on my blog about my prom dress.
How many people read your blog now?
I’m not really sure. I used to have an IP tracker to see when my ex-boyfriend would read my blog. But I know it’s a lot of people, which kind of sucks. I can’t say what I want anymore, I had to learn how to moniter what I say. The more people who are looking at you the more people get mad. That’s one thing I’ve learned.
What do you say that makes people angry?
If I don’t like a band people will be just super angry.
Like what, you’re all “Lana Del Rey sucks?”
I don’t think she sucks, she created a whole new thing. She made a world. A lot of my friends flew and followed her all around America on tour. They’re just huge fans. I think that’s really cool—she has die hard fans cause she’s that original. Plus she’s beautiful. Like, I want to make out with her.
Yes, she is one for the books. You must be doing your fair share of flying too. Are you going to move to NYC any time soon?
I don’t like flying—its creepy. I wonder how many times I have to fly back and forth to New York, I’ll have to move here if things keep going like this. There’s so many things to do.
I mean, Danny Brown’s in NY. And you finally got to meet him, are you as in love with him in person?
Yeah, definitely. I’ve met other famous people and they aren’t usually what I expected. Why has been my favorite band since I was 13 and Yoni Wolf was on a pedestal for me. I thought he was so poetic and beautiful. We talked on the phone once and I was expecting him to talk in poetry, but he doesn’t. He wasn’t like that at all. Danny Brown is exactly the way I thought he would be. I’m still intimidated by him and that’s rare.
Maybe because you told him and the rest of the world that you’re in love with him?
Maybe. It’s definitely no secret. I wonder if Justin Bieber knows I’m in love with him.
How do you feel about his new grown up swag?
I’m okay with the word swag, but I don’t like swaggy. I don’t even know what kind of word it is now—is it an interjection?
I’d say interjection can be added to the list.
I love Bieber’s boyfriend song. Not sure if I like the remix yet, but if I listen to it 100 more times I’m sure I would. I think his rap is adorable, he should have been doing this the whole time. Everyone gets to watch him grow up.
Kind of like you, are you overwhelmed by all the attention?
No I don’t take it that seriously. Except for two nights ago I was at my house and Danny Brown texted me. I was like, “Ooh.”
Do you have a boyfriend, or are you trying to lock Danny down?
Well Danny Brown offered to stop smoking weed for my mom cause she was there when I met him. My heart exploded when he said that. But yeah, my boyfriend’s name is Kevin. It’s weird ’cause he started being my boyfriend before all of this stuff happened and now he has to deal with it. I feel bad.
Kind of like Reggie and Kim?
Haha, kind of. He’s staying at my house right now, and I had to come to LA. I left him at my house with my brother, probably playing video games. I just had to jet off to NY. He’s so supportive. He gets mad when people say shit about me online. I hate his little Tumblr girls too but I can’t say shit about that. I’ll let him have fangirls.
How embedded is your music in internet culture?
If you’re not involved in digital culture you’re not gonna get it. That’s why I don’t think my parents get it. I was never alive without internet culture. It’s how I communicate. I want to talk to everyone who wants to talk to me. I’m really accessible, I’ll answer people’s messages and tweet back at them.
Do you read any music blogs religiously?
I only read theme park blogs religiously. I’m into that. I was trying to get a job at universal studios in the PR department up until 2 months ago.
And now you spend your time working on music?
I work on music on planes. It makes it easier. I have a few things already written. I’m looking for good beats right now. I can’t do really hard Gucci Mane trap beats. Some stuff sounds weird with me. And people try to charge me a lot of money. If I found one that was really good I’d pay for it. But I’m still broke, I still work at the mall. The money’s not the point.
What is the point?
Having fun, making people laugh. As long as they’re laughing with me, then I’ve done my job.