An also extremely established queen of rap and platinum-certified internet phenomenon bounced back with her latest single “Do It Like Me” in early October this year. The rap song was produced by Pliznaya (Tyga, Meek Mill) and is accompanied by an incredibly powerful obligatory visual.
Step into the ring with her! As she will show you in the Michael Garcia-directed visual, literally no one does it like her: Bhad Bhabie!
A lot of people will say “I don’t give a fuck” or its abbreviation IDGAF, for brevity’s sake. A tiny fraction of them genuinely means it though. And an even smaller fraction really practices what they preach.
When the fiery redhead Bhad Bhabie says this very phrase, not only does she really mean it. No, she simply owns it.
With brash and brazen bars, clever choruses, and an attitude for days, the Florida-born and Los Angeles-based rapper’s ability to back up those exact five words transformed her into a gold-selling hip-hop sensation. With sold-out shows and fan adoration on a global scale, the extremely mature-looking 17-year-old really does it like barely anybody else can.
And for those who still dare to doubt it… You are more than dearly invited to check the facts!
THE RISING OF BHAD BHABIE
Within a year since its release, her debut single “Hi Bich” earned a gold plaque. Bhad Bhabie chronicled the moment by Facetiming her friend the late XXXTentacion († 2018) to celebrate the awesome news. In the wake of her success, Danielle Bregoli – her real name – tore the house down at festivals like the Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival and the Bumbershoot. In addition to that, she sold out the headline dates of her own the “Bhanned in the USA” Tour rapidly.
In 2018, she continued her flaming hot streak with “Gucci Flip Flops” (feat. Lil Yachty). It arrived as her third straight Billboard Hot 100 smash and went gold. On top of that, its blockbuster music video stars none other than American actor and comedian David Spade. Along the way, she scored great reviews and reports in the New York Times, The Guardian, The Fader, Nylon, No Jumper, Billboard, Complex, and many others.
She didn’t stop there though. Along the way, Bhad Bhabie quietly assembled what would become her major-label debut mixtape, 15 [B.H.A.D. Music]. Immersed in a lifelong passion for rap music, she developed a striking and searing signature style.
“I just wanted to prove I really knew what I was doing. So I went in there, did my thing, and voila, there it is”, she admits. “I named it 15, because I’m obviously 15 years old. There are 15 tracks on my project. Then, all of these motherfuckers will tell me ‘Oh, you only have 15 minutes of fame’. It’s been a long ass 15 minutes.”, Bhad Babie states confidently.
LAST YEAR GOT THE BHAD BALL ROLLING
2019 saw the still rising rap superstar unleashing a series of increasingly potent tracks, including “Get Like Me” (feat. NLE Choppa).
Hailed by Billboard for its “catchy chorus” the confident track and its typically hot visual gained over 17 million views on YouTube.
“Get Like Me” (feat. NLE Choppa) in turn arrived hot on the heels of Bhad Bhabie’s biggest hit single until today, named “Bestie” (feat. Kodak Black). This banger proved a true sensation by ranking at #3 on Spotify’s “Most Streamed Female Rap Songs” back in 2019.
With over a billion worldwide streams so far, Bhad Bhabie has emerged as a landmark talent. She made chart history as the youngest artist to have three singles simultaneously on the Billboard “Hot 100”. Understandably, that led her to earning a “Top Female Rap Artist” nomination from the 2018 Billboard Music Awards. But it doesn’t end here. Bhad Bhabie entered the record books yet again with 2018’s RIAA platinum-certified hit single “Gucci Flip Flops” (Feat. Lil Yachty). This one made her the youngest artist to earn platinum certification in this whole decade. The track’s official video remains an online favorite, now with over 141 million individual views on YouTube alone.
In the end, Bhad Bhabie delivers something definitely worthy of being hyped by the current music industry.
“If I’m doing this, I’m going to do it. I don’t like wasting my time. I’m all in.”
BHAD BABIE’S 2020
In the early months of 2020, Bhad Bhabie looked after her own mental and physical well-being. Now, however, she has recently been attacking again with a full new reservoir of energy. In April, the vivacious, only 17-year-old girl dropped the single “That’s What I Said” as her first release this year. In this one, she made it obvious that she can only really trust very few people in her business.
This very message has just recently been underlined by her track “Do It Like Me”. It definitely is a battle declaration, as she literally fights in a boxing ring in the corresponding music video. Either way, one thing’s clear when looking at Bhad Babie’s story of success: she’s not going to let herself be ignored. On the contrary, the young internet sensation seems to get stronger with every step she takes. Let’s all hope, she can keep it that way and remains inspiring the millions of her fans!