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News: Young M.A. Covers The Fader (Plus Freestyle)

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Young M.A. spent 2016 pushing her single ‘Ooouuu’ which took over the radio airwaves. The Brooklyn rapper talks with The Fader’s Julianne Escobedo Shepherd about family music and more. She also talks openly about her sexuality and not being afraid to be herself. She also spits a freestyle and takes is on a ride along, take a look below and read the full article over at The Fader.

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On Being Famous:

‘I’m definitely grateful for the attention, but it is weird, I still feel normal. Like, I don’t feel like I’m a superstar. I still put myself in a position to be humble, to be normal. I don’t live in a big house, I’m not real extravagant or anything. I just like to be regular. I don’t want to lose myself. But I hear from all different people, not just people like me, or lesbians. It be straight people, it be grown men, it be grown women, people that have been sick or depressed that say, Oh, you made me want to go do what I want to do for myself and chase my dreams. That’s my purpose.’

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On Her Sexuality:

‘If I change people’s lives, that’s all that matters to me, I don’t want to be the first ‘dyke rapper, you know what I mean? I don’t care for that. They didn’t really want me to talk about just being gay, so I would talk about liking girls and guys. I wasn’t feeling that… they was trying to basically put me in a box.’

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