Billboard caught up with Koffee on the red carpet at the 2020 Grammy Awards, discussing being nominated for best reggae album (before her big win!), how it feels to have the Obamas as fans and her plans for 2020.
Asked about her best reggae album nomination for Rapture, Koffee told Billboard she was both excited and nervous. “[I’m] very honored that my music has been noticed and acknowledged on such a level, so, I give thanks.” Her album ended up taking home the prize at the Grammy Premiere Ceremony, before Sunday’s telecast.
Koffee also chats about having some very famous fans, since President Obama named her song “Toast” as one of his favorite tracks of 2019. “It was dope,” she says of when she first heard the news. “It was super dope and I realized recently, also, his wife, Michelle Obama also has my song on her list for working out. So, I feel really proud about that.”
In the interview, the 19-year-old is asked if she plans to collaborate with any other hip-hop artists this year, to which she replies, “Yeah, for sure, for sure, for sure. I have a game plan for 2020.”
She also recalls the great experience she had working with Daniel Caesar on his “Cyanide” video in Jamaica, noting while it was really hot, she had a lot of fun. “The vibe was there,” she adds. “The people we had on the set were really tuned in. They like the song. It was really nice.”
You can watch the full video interview above.