It's not often that Dr. Phil is responsible for delivering an aspiring rap star into the game, but lo and behold, 2017 is a strange year. When Danielle Bregoli first achieved infamy through her TV-friendly antics and drawl-heavy catchphrase "Cash Me Outside," many probably believed she would fade into obscurity, like the legions of delinquents that have previously populated the likes of Maury and Dr. Phil for years. Yet somehow, Bregoli defied expectations, and simply refused to bow out once her fifteenth minute came around. Instead, she decided to pursue a rap career, linking up with the equally controversial Lil Pump and Kodak Black and dubbing herself "Bhad Bhabie."
Now, the young rapper slash internet sensation has delivered a remix to Kodak Black and XXXTentacion's stellar "Roll In Peace," and while many may see this combination of names and press Alt+F4 with the ferocity of Thor's descending hammer, the reality is that it's simply not that bad. While Kodak and X approached the original as kindred spirits, two misfits haunted by previous legal issues, Bregoli's remix is far more straightforward. While it's difficult to disassociate from of her claim to fame, the young Bregoli is undeniably a fascinating case study. At only fourteen, she has already found herself being hounded by TMZ, as she attests in the track's opening bars. "Wish you bitches let me breathe," she raps, sounding surprisingly confident on the mic.
Honestly, Bregoli is undeniably facing an uphill climb on her road to hip-hop stardom. She does have a certain level of talent, mainly in her delivery and flow, but achieving longevity is a different beast altogether. Her take on "Roll In Peace" has moments of promise, but Bhad Babie is quickly coming to a crossroads. It's one thing to be a famous personality, and another to be a rapper. And while she does have some of the tools in her kit, there is much work that's still to come. But at the end of the day, hating on her is only proving her point.
Red hair don't care, catchin' stare everywhere like 'what the problem is?'
How you hatin' with your grown ass when I'm fourteen and got my mama rich?
I go out right now and they takin' pics,
I remember when they didn't give a shit