Through her latest string of singles and hilarious online persona, avant-pop singer Slayyyter has made it abundantly clear that she couldn’t care less about what you think of her. The “Mine” singer puts out the kind of music that she likes, and revels in the fact that some of her fans lovingly call her music “trash-pop.”
Slayyyter doubled down on that fact with her brand new song “Daddy AF,” a pounding trap track brimming with the self-confidence of the much-loved online saying. The singer trades in her trademark vocals for a some high-energy chanting, as she exudes pure confidence. “I feel daddy as fuck/ Whippin’ in a pink truck, daddy as fuck,” she recites.
The video for the song capitalizes on Slayyyter’s unflinching confidence, showing her as a star with the confidence of Hugh Hefner and the ditzy disposition of Paris Hilton. Throughout the video, Slayyyter flaunts her boss status by lounging around a luxurious home, making out with models, posing for paparazzi and throwing a pool party.
For the new song, Slayyyter tells Billboard that she came up with the song when she had a recording session with fellow queer upcomer Robokid and producer AOBeats. “I was really hungover in the studio,” she says. “We were listening to crazy Russian trap music and that’s what inspired the beat. I wrote down some words and started freestyling, and the whole song came together in just a day.
She adds that she wanted to turn the gendered term on its head, saying that women shouldn’t be excluded from the concept of confidence. “The song is a trap-influenced party record about feeling like ‘the man,’” she says. “Girls feel daddy as fuck just as much as guys can.”
Check out Slayyyter’s video for “Daddy AF” below: