Q&A: Kreayshawn

By: Brent X Mendoza

“Gucci Gucci, Louis Louis, Fendi Fendi, Prada…” The song’s been in your head for months; and now the YouTube, viral sensation that has been blowing up your computer speakers will be blowing up the PA here at The Roxy Theatre.

That’s right, this Saturday, August 27 we are all very excited to welcome, Kreayshawn and her crew, who will be giving us a little taste of the tracks she’s been painstakingly honing for her first full length release.

But before heading to the show, educate yourself on this L.A. by way of Oakland, future hip-hop mogul, as she discusses her roots, her new record, and even answers a few questions from her fans. Check it…


First off what’s the origin/s of your name? A play on “creation” perhaps?

Yes, right on the ball! I am one creative kitty.

Do you have a release date for your first full length? What can we expect?

I’m working on putting it out this fall and def before the end of the year. It’s going to be a CD touching on a mixture of subjects that I hope everyone will be excited about.

How are you finding the L.A. music scene? How does it differ from Oakland?

In Oakland everything is more connected than out here; In L.A. everything is very mainstream.

With all this controversy that has been following you… don’t you think it’s actually been beneficial, in a “any press is good press” sort of way?

Yeah, it’s always nice to have your name in the tabloids, but I would rather be reading successful stories than negative made up stories.

With the massive success of “Gucci Gucci” are you nervous about having to follow that up? Any feedback from any of the designer labels mentioned in the song?

Yeah we got hit up by Gucci, but as long as we don’t use the logo it’s all good.

I’m not nervous with the follow up because I’ve came out with songs that people like just as much!

Finally, you have some rather unique tattoos including a mixture of Disney characters, food items, and numbers on your knuckles. Care to explain the meanings behind these?

My sailor moon tattoo symbolizes my childhood, the numbers on my knuckles is a play on a telephone, and my Goofy tattoo is for my friend Goofy who died.


Kreayshawn hits The Roxy Theatre with special guests Roach Gigz, and CBG this Saturday, Aug 28. Doors open at 8 p.m.



If you follow The Roxy online, you know how much we love questions. For this round, we’re putting them in your hands! Scheduled for next week, we have an exclusive interview with the utterly cool Kreayshawn for her sold out August 27 show and we want you to submit the questions!

Tweet your questions @TheRoxy with #AskKREAY, post them on our Facebook page, or email them to theroxy@mac.com.

We want to know what you want to know about the hottest thing to come out of Oakland this year. Send them in & maybe she’ll be answering you!