“I've received so much positive feedback from women reaching out saying I've helped them feel more confident and beautiful."
Dallas-native singer/songwriter Jenn Whitlock didn’t just come to party, she came to crush the music scene with her unapologetically body positive flows. The 28-year-old -- who is now better known as Lardi B -- started making music in 2011, but became larger than life in January of 2018 when she began doing parodies to her favorite hits.
“My manager Mike actually came to me with the idea,” the artist tells Billboard. “I was playing a show with my guitar player [Adam Wright] and Mike came up to me and said ‘Jenn, you know I love you and think you're a beautiful person, but would you ever consider doing a parody to Cardi B’s music and calling yourself Lardi B?’ "
Laughing hysterically, Whitlock told Billboard she was immediately up for the challenge as she’d never released a rap song before. Her first parody entitled, “Bodak Jello,” reached more than 7 million views between Facebook and YouTube.