Bhad Bhabie
Inked|Summer lifestyle 2021
Bhad Bhabie took her 15 minutes of viral fame and turned it into a viable career. The rapper dishes on her only fans and upcoming new music.
By Devon Preston
There’s a new viral sensation emerging from the crevices of social media every single day, so it takes someone with true star power to keep hold of the spotlight and make a lasting career from their 15 minutes of fame. Danielle Bregoli seized the moment and refused to let her sudden burst in notoriety go to waste, capitalizing on her larger-than-life personality and a plethora of musical talents. Now known to the world as Bhad Bhabie, she’s soaring to new heights.

“[Bhad Bhabie] is just me all of the time, that’s just who I am,” Bhabie says. “Everyone thinks I’m just acting and [Bhad Bhabie] is who I play for the camera or a whole plan that I had. But this is just me 24/7 and that’s what’s gotten me to where I am. When I’m raw and I’m natural, that’s what made people realize, ‘God, she really is cool and all this stuff we like about her is genuine.’”

Bhabie’s candid side first emerged during a 2016 appearance on “Dr. Phil,” where her signature catchphrase, “Catch me outside, how ’bout that?” was born. Almost immediately after the episode aired, Bhabie pivoted and used the attention she’d gained online as a springboard for a career in hip-hop. “At first, I didn’t even realize I was going to become famous,” Bhabie says. “I was never out to get famous. For my whole life, a lot of people have thought that I’ve always wanted to try to become famous, but this was all something that just came to me. I made the best out of my situation and I’ve always loved music, so it was something I wanted to do.”

Growing up, her interest in hip-hop was fueled by listening to artists Flo Rida, T-Pain and Soulja Boy with her mom. However, she soon learned spitting bars and crafting catchy hooks isn’t necessarily as easy as the artists topping the charts make it look. “When I first started, I wasn’t really confident that I could do it,” Bhabie says. “I was working with a lot of co-writers and now, I do most of my stuff myself.

“Honestly, the first session I ever did was for ‘Hi Bich,’ and the hook was written by Trinidad James,” she continues. “That was when I was like, ‘OK, maybe I can do the verses for this,’ because initially it was just the hook. But I did the whole song and it came out great, so that’s when I realized I could do this.”

Continue reading your story on the app

Continue reading your story in the magazine

MORE STORIES FROM INKEDView All

THE WINNERS' CIRCLE

Meet the finalists of the 2021 Inked Magazine cover contest

4 mins read
Inked
November 2021

RON BOSS EVERLINE

In today’s hustle culture, hungry entrepreneurs are encouraged to do as much as humanly possible. Having a job just isn’t enough.

4 mins read
Inked
November 2021

Hit the JACKPOT

Rapper Latto on breaking into hip-hop, representing Atlanta and making her next big move.

7 mins read
Inked
November 2021

CAROLESDAUGHTER

As tattooed people, we seldom consider how our body art will impact the people around us. But, it only takes a stranger seeing one tattoo, one time, to change their entire worldview.

4 mins read
Inked
November 2021

Bombshell

Model and body positivity activist Tess Holliday channels her inner Pamela Anderson for this sexy shoot.

7 mins read
Inked
November 2021

Bhad Bhabie

Bhad Bhabie took her 15 minutes of viral fame and turned it into a viable career. The rapper dishes on her only fans and upcoming new music.

8 mins read
Inked
Summer lifestyle 2021

THE IZZY SHOW

HE’S A SUPERSTAR IN MMA AND A CHAMPION IN THE UFC—YET THAT’S ONLY HALF OF ISRAEL ADESANYA’S STORY. THE OTHER HALF CAN BE TOLD THROUGH HIS INCREDIBLE BODY OF WORK

9 mins read
Inked
March 2021

SINCERE ENGINEER

Deanna Belos is the punk rock version of Benjamin Button.

4 mins read
Inked
March 2021

WELCOME TO THE GROSS ROOM

NICOLE ANGEMI TAKES US BEHIND THE SCENES OF ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST MORBIDLY FASCINATING PROFESSIONAL FIELDS— HUMAN PATHOLOGY

5 mins read
Inked
March 2021

WILLIWHEY

TikTok hit app stores for the first time in 2016 and over the last few years, it’s steadily grown in popularity among young users.

3 mins read
Inked
March 2021