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.

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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!

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