DO listen to Princess Nokia
The rising hip hop artist describes herself as “queer and tomboy”. But her message is simple: embrace who you are.
destiny Frasqueri, aka Princess Nokia, is the artist the world needs right now. The 25-year-old rapper has given lectures on feminism at Harvard University and her lyrics champion body positivity, universal acceptance and honouring your own ethnicity. “Music empowered me through poverty, abuse and mental health issues. It gives me a focused purpose. And it saves my life every day,” says the star who spent part of her childhood in foster care.
In return, she has empowered music, hosting parties in New York from the age of 16 and releasing her first album, Metallic Butterfly, in 2014. Now, with a second album, 1992, as well as two ad campaigns for Calvin Klein under her belt, there’s no doubt about it: she’s earned her throne. All hail, Princess Nokia!