What­ever hap­pened to… Princess Su­per­star?

Princess Su­per­star

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Lock up your kids…

If there was one pop star you wouldn’t want to leave in charge of your lit­tle ones, it was Princess Su­per­star. Bursting on to the scene in 2002, the rap­per was a bit of a one-hit won­der with sin­gle Bad Babysit­ter. The lyrics were the defini­tion of ex­plicit (we can’t even go into them here) but let’s just say Princess wasn’t be­hav­ing very well with her boyfriend while lit­tle Josh was tucked up in bed. The song reached num­ber 11 in the UK charts and spent seven weeks in the charts. In 2007 she guested on Ma­son’s dance track Per­fect (Ex­ceeder) be­fore van­ish­ing from our lives. So where is she now?

An eclec­tic back­ground

The rap­per was born Con­cetta Kirschner in 1971 in Span­ish Har­lem, New York. Her back­ground is Rus­sian Jewish and Si­cil­ian and her par­ents were psy­chol­o­gists. She at­tended pri­vate school be­fore study­ing drama at uni, where she got in­volved in ve­g­an­ism and joined an all-girl psy­che­delic group called the Gamma Rays. You could say that she wasn’t your run-ofthe-mill stu­dent, then…

In the rap game

By 1995, Princess had sent demo tapes to the Beastie Boys and was mak­ing a name for her­self as a rap­per. Dur­ing the noughties, she col­lab­o­rated with the likes of Ar­mand Van Helden and Todd Terry, as well as Busta Rhymes and Snoop Dogg. She also worked with a young Lana Del Ray, later re­veal­ing: ‘The truth is, I pro­duced her back in the day. [But now her mu­sic’s] just too sad and death-ori­ented and sorry. I’m about life.’

And now?

Princess is now 46 and a mum! So she’s ac­tu­ally very much OK at look­ing af­ter kids – so much so, in fact, that she’s an ad­vo­cate of home-school­ing chil­dren, which she’s posted about on In­sta­gram. She has a nine-year-old daugh­ter called Siren, who’s ap­par­ently an­other rap­per in the mak­ing with Princess re­veal­ing: ‘She knows all the words to Rap­per’s De­light.’ We’ll be look­ing out for her in the charts in 10 years’ time, then! Princess her­self is more of a home­body these days, say­ing: ‘There’s def­i­nitely that part of me that’s like: “What am I miss­ing?” But there’s an­other part of me that re­ally loves get­ting eight hours of sleep a night.’ We feel you, girl.

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…but she’s also a DJ, pic­tured here on the decks with Moby

Princess Su­per­star made her name as a rap­per…

Daugh­ter Siren is fol­low­ing in her mum’s foot­steps

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