Kreayshawn has had quite a month. The video for her song “Gucci Gucci” has been viewed nearly 3 million times, she inked a deal with Columbia Records and now, she has found herself both the darling and the bane of the blogging world. But in that whirlwind, Kreayshawn may have found herself a fairy godfather, of sorts.
One of the executives vying to get Kreayshawn’s name on the dotted line was Sean “Diddy” Combs. Diddy has expressed interest in many of Cali’s up-and-coming rap acts, from Odd Future to Lil B, and he recently took to Twitter to court the Based Goddess. When Kreayshawn finally decided to go with Columbia, she said Diddy was initially upset.
“He hit me and he was mad about the whole signing thing. He was like, ‘Yo, I wanted to work with you, blah, blah blah,’ ” Kreayshawn recalled.
The upstart rapper went on to reveal an amusing tidbit to the Bad Boy mogul. “Honestly, I’ve always had a picture of you next to me and my kindergarten picture,” Kreay recalled telling him. “I always put it on my wall, and I tell people, ‘That’s my dad. P. Diddy’s my dad.’ And he was like, ‘Yo, I have to adopt you.’ ”
Kreayshawn, who visited the MTV News offices last week in New York, said she hadn’t heard from Diddy during her visit to the city. However, the idea of being signed to a major record label was already growing on her. She once thought signing a contract meant handing over control of her dreams to someone else. “You’ve messed up. Something has gone wrong. You’re going to go down a crazy hill or something,” Kreayshawn admitted thinking. “[But] once I met everyone and got into the business side, it was kind of like, ‘Oh, this isn’t that bad.’ ”
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