Misfit may be for real, but her breasts are not. This and more shocking revelations after the jump.
How was your time on the show?
The experience was a bit weird. It took me a couple of days to adjust and then by the time I had adjusted, I was gone. So I didn't get a chance to really open up as much as I would have liked to, but it was definitely a fun experience.
Do you think your apprehension hindered your performance on the show?
Possibly, yeah. I'd only found out about the show a couple of days before I went on, so I wasn't really prepared. It was really like going into the unknown, and you couldn't really see my personality coming through. That's kind of annoying, because I'm actually quite a crazy, funny person. But before you got to see that side of me, it was, "Misfit, step off."
What was up with your final challenge? Are you really just unable to make fun of yourself?
I did! There was there parts of that verse. Earlier that day, we'd gone to a block party and all the kids there were saying I looked like Paris Hilton with my blonde hair. So I mentioned that. People ask me about my fake boobs, so I mentioned that. And then in the middle, when I say, "I'm bloody hot on the streets," that was kind of taking the piss out of my accent. In England, everything's "bloody." But, really, I kind of forgot what I wanted to write. Last night, I was thinking of some stuff that I could have said, like I mumble and talk too fast. I could have talked about how I'm always rocking Christian Dior, but really, I'm broke. I can't even afford one pair of shoes. When you're under pressure, it's tough. But I thought, instead of not spitting a full verse or messing up the last line, it'd be better to just go with it and spit a full 16-bar verse, even if I didn't exactly go with the subject.
Wait, you have fake boobs?
Yes. I'll tell you the story about that. About six, seven years ago, my friend worked for a magazine, you know like the U.K. celebrity magazines like Hello! and OK!? They had this really famous surgeon in London who did all the celebrities and they were writing a story about him. They wanted to take pictures of him doing an operation. They had a model who was going to get her boobs done, but then she backed out at the last minute and my friend was talking about it. I said, "I'll get my boobs done!" I kinda said it jokingly, but my friend ended up taking me up on it. So, they paid me and I got a boob job. I don't keep it a secret, because I'm sure if I get more famous, the magazine will come out somewhere. I'm not trying to hide it.
Were you surprised to be booted as early as you were?
Yeah, I was a little surprised, especially because I spit a full verse and Persia kind of gave up. But it's all about luck and chance. It was whatever. I was sad to go, but it was cool. I had fun. Whatever will be will be. Plus, I got to come home to my nice, clean apartment.
Do you really not like white boys, or were you just saying that to get Sullee off your jock?
It's like half and half. I don't always go for white boys, but I don't not like them. I don't discriminate. It came out wrong. I was like, "Oh no! All the white boys of the world are going to hate me now!"
Oh, I don't think that would be possible. So, was there an attraction there between you and Sullee?
I have a little soft spot for him. He's a good kid. We bonded a lot, but you know, nothing really went down on the show, as he said in his 16-bars at the end ("I slept with Misfit for three nights and didn't close the deal"). But we're friends.
You stay in touch?
Is there anyone else you still talk to?
Pretty much everybody. I speak to Jon Boy a lot, I speak with G-Child a lot. I speak with 100 on Instant Messenger. I haven't spoken to Persia very much, though.
Is there beef there? She called you out on the show about not having a heart.
I thought that was f***ed up. I thought me and her was cool. She was talking that s*** behind my back.
She never said that to your face on the show?
Never. My friends were surprised at her comment because I never said anything but nice things about her. "Your girl called you out like that." In that challenge, I contributed maybe not as much as everyone else, but I definitely contributed my verse. For her to say I have no heart, that's bulls***.
I read on your Myspace that NWA was a big influence on your rapping.
Oh yeah, they were probably my biggest influence. That's what got me into rap music. I had an older brother who played music louder than me. Whatever he liked, I ended up liking. He was a big NWA fan for maybe a month, and then I just took over. When I like something, I'm very passionate about it. Like my Christian Dior addiction. I won't wear any other labels, only Christian Dior. But anyway, I aspired to be Eazy-E. I just loved him. I was 12 years old. My mother thought I was crazy, singing "F*** tha Police." When I started recording, my early stuff was hard, and I was trying to be gangsta because that's what I was used to. But then I fell back and found my own little style, which is still much more influenced by U.S. rap than U.K. rap.
How would you describe that current style?
I spit hard, but I'm true to myself. I don't spit about stuff that I don't do. I'll rap about my hustles or how I get money, but I'll keep it sexy at the same time. In the last year, I've teamed up with my best friend, she's called Tha Law and she sings. So it's a little more mainstream and commercial now.
The mixtape you cut with Tha Law is called Sex Sells. In your experience, does sex sell?
Yeah. I mean, everyone knows sex sells. Ninety percent of the women in the industry have done bikini shots in FHM. There are a lot of females who think that's wrong, but if you've got it, flaunt it. I'm not ever going to do anything crazy. It's just a title. I'm not actually trying to sell sex, but I do have a sexy persona about me. And my partner is the same way. We're more sexy than butch, so…
Does your beauty ever hinder you?
Yeah, it makes it harder for people to take me seriously. I tell them I'm a rapper and then they look at me like, "Yeah, you should be singing pop like Britney." I have to prove myself more, but as soon as I open my mouth and start spitting, they're like, "Oh, OK. You're real." Not that I take anything for granted – I wouldn't really want things to be the other way around.
You're working on an album?
Yeah, we're in the studio with [Dipset producers] the Heatmakerz and then we're going to work with the Track Starz. Well, I'm not trying to put too many names out there right now because nothing's definite. We've got a new mixtape coming out either next week or the week after, which we're putting out with people at [Eminem's label] Shady.
It sounds like it's really happening for you.
Yeah, I feel like things are going well. I'm touching wood, I don't want to get too excited till anything really happens. I've paid my dues, though. I've been working so hard at this. I live, eat, breathe, s*** and dream music. I have a studio in my house. I can engineer and record myself. I spend all day writing. I never stop working or thinking about it. I feel like I deserve it.
So, did the show help in all this?
Definitely. It would have taken a lot longer to get where I am without it. I know a lot of people in the industry, who'd sort of just give me lip service like, "I got you, I got you." But now that I've got a bit of fame or recognition or whatever, they're putting their money where their mouth is. It definitely was a good look, as far as getting people to listen to me goes.
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