Though she’s only 15, Danielle Bregoli is already well into her second act, having transformed from a meme-spawning Dr. Phil delinquent (“Cash Me Outside Girl”) into the Atlantic-signed rapper Bhad Bhabie. Since inking her deal in September 2017, she has scored a single on the Billboard Hot 100, the swaggering “Hi Bich”; her YouTube channel is approaching half a billion views; and she has paid off her mother’s mortgage. If her career hadn’t exploded, “I’d probably be back in Florida doing something stupid,” says Bregoli. Instead, she has a new single featuring Lil Yachty (“Gucci Flip Flops”), a U.S. headlining tour with Asian Doll and a Billboard Music Award nomination for top female rap artist alongside powerhouse MCs Cardi B and Nicki Minaj.
Get Out The Way
“People don’t necessarily take females as serious, and some [women] are like, ‘I give up. They’re not taking me serious because I’m a girl, so fuck this.’ Others, like Nicki Minaj, are like, ‘Bitch, I’m here to stay. Try to move me. Watch what happens.’ [Once I got signed], people started taking me more serious as an artist, listening to my music more, understanding me more. When ‘Hi Bich’ went gold, I was like, ‘OK, this is for real.’”