Erica Banks Says She “Hated” Her Breakout Single “Buss It” Before It Blew Up

Banks’ TikTok hit peaked at No. 47 on the Billboard Hot 100.

BYHayley Hynes
Erica Banks Says She “Hated” Her Breakout Single “Buss It” Before It Blew Up

Whether you love or hate her, it's hard to deny that Erica Banks has made her mark on the world of female rap. The biggest tracks we've heard from her so far are "Buss It" and "Toot That" featuring DreamDoll and BeatKing, but the southern starlet has plenty more on the way for fans. The former release wound up going viral on TikTok, prompting bodacious beauties such as Yung Miami and Ice Spice to participate in a salacious video challenge showing off their silhouettes.

While she certainly has the track to thank for the success she's achieved today, Banks admitted during a recent interview that she initially wasn't a fan of her work. "It's done a lot for me," she told Gray Rizzy on SiriusXM's Hip-Hop Nation. "It had to grow on me first because I didn't like the record, so I wasn't gonna put it out. I hated it." Thankfully, the 24-year-old followed the advice of her team, who helped bring in a major W for Banks with her first Platinum-certified single.

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Erica Banks Didn't Love "Buss It"

Aside from that impressive accolade, "Buss It" also peaked at No. 47 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, earning Banks some bragging rights. "I listened to my team. I’m glad I did. And it has brought me to sitting right here with you today," the rap diva acknowledged to Rizzy. "I’m three years in. I’m on my second single. I’m still doing amazing, at a fast pace and I’m just proud of myself, like very proud. So I’m just happy to be here for the most part."

Music is obviously the main focus in her life, but fans of Erica Banks will also get to see her shine on season 11 of Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta, which premieres on MTV next month. Is "Buss It" on any of your playlists? Let us know in the comments, and tap back in with HNHH later for more hip-hop/pop culture news updates.

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Hayley Hynes is the Weekend Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop, and has been since 2021. She began writing for the website that same year, primarily covering content in the Music, Pop Culture, and Streetwear niches after graduating from Vancouver’s Blanche Macdonald Centre with a Fashion Marketing Diploma. She previously reported on Travel, Entertainment, Beauty, and News at Narcity Canada for over three years. Hayley has also contributed articles and interviews within these realms to Folklr Magazine and the Calgary Journal while studying Journalism at Mount Royal University. In her spare time, she freelances for Bandbox Vinyl, having already interviewed hip-hop icons like Atmosphere and explored Syd’s discography. Hayley also uses her expansive pop culture knowledge and passion for astrology/self-enhancement to help others explore their curiosity in an ongoing Instagram video series. Among her favourite hip-hop artists are A$AP Rocky, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, and Mac Miller.