"She thought she could talk to me that way because I am a gay man in drag," says Mykki Blanco in a new video diary from his solo tour's stop in Berlin, Germany. The "Loner" rapper is referring to a "nasty checkout chick," who tells him to stop "playing in the dresses."
In the video, Blanco fights back: "I bought one here last year. You don’t know what you’re talking about—stop talking to me." She attempts to defend herself, saying, "I'm working here," to which Blanco powerfully claps back with, "And I'm shopping here."
The diary continues, breaking down the origin of "Mykki Blanco," the character and performer he developed. According to Blanco, everything sparked from that iconic feud between Lil Kim and Nicki Minaj, where the two passively fought over being Queens of hip-hop. "Lil Kim had Kimmy Blanco and then Nicki was Nicki and I’m Michael, so I was like Mykki," he explained.
What all started as comedic videos posted to his private social media eventually led to his debut rap song, "5th Element," and now the massive underground cult performer we know today. Learn more about Blanco, below, and catch the "checkout chick" magic 45 seconds in.
Catch Mykki Blanco on tour with fellow queer rapper Cakes Da Killa this February and March. Tour dates and ticket information can be found, here.