Wrap Up And Watch Out: Pinky Gogetta
With hair like Amber Rose, colourful swag and authentic British bars, Pinky GoGetta's profile is steadily rising. Looking up to the likes of Nicki Minaj, Lil Kim and Foxy Brown, the Leicester-raised spitter has watched the greats do great. However, she is ready to take the crown from any rap queen. The Wrap Up’s Maz Khan had a chat with the up-and-coming femcee...
The Wrap Up: Hey Pinky! Tell us about yourself…
Pinky GoGetta: I’m a female artist from the UK and I’m here to rep for all of the females! I would say that I’m a strong female. I stand for a lot and I put myself across very strongly when it comes to what I believe in.
TWU: Cool! So, what do you stand for?
Pinky GoGetta: I feel strongly about independent women, women who don’t depend on their mothers or their man. We stand on our own two feet out here! We’re trying to get to where we want to be in life, and I’m not just talking about musicians. If you wanna be a doctor, an actor, a model, whatever – you have to go out there and get it. I stand for people who believe in themselves, really. I hope people can listen to my music and be inspired.
TWU: What inspired you to start rapping?
Pinky GoGetta: I started rapping when I was a teenager. I was into music from early though, singing and rhyming from the age of 8. I was MCing to grime at 13 and it’s progressed as I got older. I’ve been on rap more as I’ve grown, simply because I feel that people can relate to it more. Rap represents me better, I’m not really feeling grime nowadays.
TWU: Careful! You’re speaking to a grime lover here (laughs). Talk us through your quirky fashion sense…
Pinky GoGetta: Expressing myself through fashion means a lot to me. People say that I copy Nicki Minaj, but I’ve been doing what I’m doing for ages! I might go out and wear some really weird clothes, but I tend to always get complimented for my style. I’m one to lead, not follow (laughs). Doing my own thing is very important, that’s what going to set me apart from the rest who look the same.
TWU: Tell us about your debut mixtape, 'Pink Tuesday'…
Pinky GoGetta: I just wanted people to hear me. I’ve done a few videos and freestyles, but it’s all online. I think you get taken a lot more seriously when you have a mixtape. I didn’t put too many features on there, just because I wanted to keep it as solo as possible so that people could get a feel of what I’m all about. I’ve been doing music for a little while, but this is the first proper mixtape project I have ever done.
TWU: Have you experienced any negativity whilst coming up?
Pinky GoGetta: I’ve had a few hate comments, ‘She’s trying to be Amber Rose with her hair’, ‘She thinks she’s like so and so’, but I don’t watch any of that. I haven’t come out dissing anyone, I’m just trying to represent for the strong females. Overall, it’s been nothing but love.
TWU: Is there a female rap scene in Leicester?
Pinky GoGetta: Nah, I know a few female MCs from Birmingham and London but that’s about it. There just isn’t a big enough scene for ladies in rap. Saying that, though, I’ve met girls who like rhyming. It’s hard for us to come forward into the spotlight, you know? But yeah, I’d say I’m the main female MC in the East Midlands region.
TWU: Which female artists are you feeling?
Pinky GoGetta: Nicki Minaj is big, and I’ve always loved Lil Kim, Foxy Brown and Lauryn Hill. I like No Lay, I remember listening to her from when she was in Unorthodox – she’s hard and she’s still doing her thing. There are a few more, but I don’t want to say certain people. At the end of the day, I’d work with a rock band. I’m just all about good music!
TWU: And finally, where do you hope to be in the future?
Pinky GoGetta: Well, hopefully I’ll ‘blow’, as you journalists call it (laughs). I want to be successful and I just want to represent for the UK on a worldwide level. I’m getting more material ready right now, so just expect the unexpected!
Pinky GoGetta's new mixtape, 'Pink Tuesday', is out now.
Stay up to date with Pinky GoGetta on Twitter – www.twitter.com/Pinky_GoGetta
Words: Maz Khan (@MazHalima)
Online editing: Joseph 'JP' Patterson (@Jpizzledizzle)