My Favorite Things: Kreayshawn

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Kreayshawn
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SPIN Staff

This week: The 21-year-old rapper and music video director from Oakland, CA, whose clip for "Gucci Gucci" became a breakout viral sensation. Kreayshawn, who just signed to Columbia Records as a solo act and also performs with the group White Girl Mob, is nominated for Best New Artist at this weekend's MTV Video Music Awards.

FAVORITE SONG:
"'Maggot Brain' by Funkadelic. George Clinton expresses so many different feelings in this song. It represents how to convey feelings through music."

FAVORITE ALBUM:
"100% Ginuwine by Ginuwine. I love every single song on that album."

FAVORITE NEW ARTISTS:
"Miami rapper Spaceghostpurp. He's got a refreshing new sound."

FAVORITE WEBSITE:
"Tumblr. You can just get lost in it. Down the rabbit hole..."

FAVORITE TV SHOW:
"Storage Wars. It's cool to see what they are going to get when those doors open."

FAVORITE MOVIE:
"City of God. It's beautifully shot and has an amazing story. I'm also fascinated by Brazilian culture."

FAVORITE FOOD:
"Brazilian food. I love Brazilian buffets!"

FAVORITE WAY TO PASS TIME ON THE ROAD:
"I like playing my Tamagotchi and Game Boy. They take me back to the old days when times were more simple."

FAVORITE PET:
"My cats Kitty and Choppa. I used to have a favorite dog, too, a pit-bull named Akuji."

FAVORITE MANTRA/QUOTE/PIECE OF ADVICE:
"It be like that sometimes because it really just be like that."

FAVORITE LIE:
"My favorite lie was the online rumor that Bruce Willis was my uncle. That's hilarious."

FAVORITE CELEBRITY:
"The Kardashians. There is always something to read about them. Whether it's true or false they always have something interesting going on."

FAVORITE PLACE TO ESCAPE:
"My mind. It's intricately woven with imagination."

WATCH: Kreayshawn, "Gucci Gucci"

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