Manhattan’s Financial District typically harbors a “Do Not Disturb” roar. Tourists hover over Ground Zero and the Freedom Tower while Wall Street stockbrokers are unimpressed, as they grunt from one skyscraper to the next. However, in the heart of the holiday season, that rigmarole is somehow interrupted by a 14-year-old.
Danielle Bregoli, now known to the world as rap phenom Bhad Bhabie, walks into a downtown eatery and eyes follow her to her seat. A pair of girls (about her age) hold court at the table next to her as she tilts and smiles at them. One’s face turns redder than the newcomer's fire engine-tinged tresses, though all Bhad Bhabie really wants is chicken salad.
“I don’t like chicken salad with too much in it,” she declares, scrolling through the restaurant menu she loaded on her phone with her clawlike nails. The menu finally arrives, but she’s already made her decision: Chicken salad it is. One of the admirers adjacent to her walks up and says, “You look familiar, can I have a selfie?” Her reputation would have anyone believe she would flip a table at her peer and then steal her mother’s car -- but instead, Bregoli politely replies, “I would, but I’m in an interview right now. Thanks.”