Got snubbed, got love, & then got my boobs grabbed (My A3C Fest recap)

Got snubbed, got love, & then got my boobs grabbed (My A3C Fest recap)

That's me and Jean Grae, being bad ass.

I don't know how many of you know about A3C Hip Hop Festival, but if you've ever been then you know it gets pretty epic. Thousands of hip hop lovers from around the world (yes, the world) travel to Atlanta to see the artists on A3C's line up, and this year was my first time being asked to perform. I don't normally do a lot of hip hop fests, because...you know....most rappers suck. But A3C was awesome, and if you have never been then you should totally try to make it out next year.

I went down there with my back-up singers Jahmilah & Jaz (Keeley couldn't come due to a prior commitment.)

My sister-from-another-mister Keisha Howard (founder of Sugar Gamers) also joined us, and drove for most of the 13 hour road trip.

When we arrived at the A3C Fest on Thursday, I sort of got the impression that maybe people didn't know who I was....mostly because they kept coming up to my girls & me and asking us to be eye candy for their artist's photos. Apparently us being dressed alike and wearing badges that said "Artist" didn't give them the clue that I was there to actually perform.

Needless to say, I perfected my "fuck off" face while I was there.

There were people there from blogs that have posted my stuff on more than one occasion, but barely any of them were contacting me to do interviews. So my girls and I spent most of the first day in ATL just hanging out, and that rocked because I was FINALLY able to meet Jean Grae. Her live show was amazing, you really should have been there.

On the day of my performance, I did an interview for the Demos documentary alongside Mars Lovejoy. Then my girls and I went to see the stage we would be performing on...and when we got there we were horrified. Not only was the stage super tiny, but there were only about 15 people standing there watching the performance that was going on. That's when the "I'm-gonna-have-to-play-for-an-empty-room" feeling started setting in, which basically feels like a queasy stomach & a bruised ego and is followed immediately by flashbacks of the day you decided it was a good idea to drop out of college. Fortunately, it filled up really quickly when I started to perform. And that is a good thing because I swear I would have dropped out of Team Bad Ass if nobody had come to my first Atlanta show.

Of course, after my performance, HELLA people knew who I was. I would walk past & hear people whisper, "Hey, that's Nikki Lynette" and "That's the Roses and Guns girl!" I spent an hour and a half doing press after the performance. I think it's safe to say I did a good job. (I'll post footage of the show in a few days.)

Below is the first interview that I did right after my A3C performance, check it out. I ended up getting felt up, which is the most action I got while in Atlanta. I'll be in NY at SOB's on October 18th, tickets are $10 and I go on at 7:30p sharp. It's a 16 and over show. Be yo ass there.

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