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Princess Nokia: ‘At my shows, girls can take up space the way men do’

The first time Destiny Frasqueri came to London, she was 18 years old and called herself Wavy Spice. She had released only a handful of songs on Soundcloud, but one of them, b*tch I’m Posh, had taken on a life of its own. It was a lo-fi house track topped off with a funny, laconic, trash-talking vocal – the kind of thing hipster playlists and profiles in Vice are made of – and now, inevitably, record companies were circling. One of them was interested enough to fly her to Britain.

You might have thought Frasqueri would be delighted. It was, after all, only two years since she had run away from an abusive foster home in East Harlem with “three dollars in my pocket and 75% on my cell phone battery̶...

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Destiny Nicole Frasqueri (born June 14, 1992), better known by her stage name Princess Nokia (formerly Wavy Spice and Destiny) is an American rapper of Afro-Puerto Rican ... View All »

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