In another era, bad girls were simply celebrated in disco songs.
Now, a bad girl from Boynton Beach is poised for a rap career that she hopes will extend her 15 minutes of fame into, er, maybe 20 minutes — an eternity in today’s pell-mell pop culture world.
The New York Post, citing a TMZ leak of its video, reports that the “Cash Me Outside” girl — Danielle Bregoli — just recorded a rap single with the highfalutin title, “These Heaux.” The x, in case you’re wondering, is pronounced like a z, but the lyrics flirt with an X: “These hoes be lackin’/See me in back and ... they talk all this s---/But don’t say it in person.”
She’s using a stage name for this endeavor, Bhad Bhabie, but it’s hard to imagine it’ll wear as well as Cash Me Outside Girl, the handle the 14-year-old earned last year after she got in a verbal fight with her mom at 11. The video went viral.
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If your internet’s been down and you haven’t heard the rest, Danielle came to the attention of TV’s “Dr. Phil” and got booked onto an episode devoted to unruly teens entitled “I want to give up my car-stealing twerking 13-year-old daughter who tried to frame me for a crime” in September 2016. She mouthed off to the unruly audience — creatively, or barring that, inscrutably — and found insta-fame when she said, “Cash me ousside, how bow dah?
Translation: “Catch me outside. How about that?”
Since then, it’s been a fast ride to pop culture infamy. A two-city tour was booked, including a planned Fort Lauderdale gig. But then it was pulled. Then she was to earn $40,000 for an appearance at downtown Miami’s Rolling Loud Music Festival in May. But she was a no-show. She filed a trademark lawsuit in June against three mobile-phone game companies that adopted her catchphrase and avatar and asked a South Florida federal court for $1 million in damages.
It’s not easy out there for a bad girl.
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