Japanese Sensation Kemio Is Taking America

Though American readers may not be familiar with Kemio just yet, the 24-year-old YouTuber is a bonafide superstar in his native Japan.

Known for his energetic, rapid-fire vlogs, use of quirky catchphrases and retellings of his daily experiences with American culture, Kemio is pretty much the king of cultural cache in Japan. But don’t just take our word for it. Last year, one of his made-up words — “Agemizawa,” which means “when you’re so excited and so hyped on it, you scream it” — apparently became “the number one slang word in Japan.” And if that isn’t impact, then we don’t know what is.

Kemio’s story starts back in 2013 with the creation of his Vine account. Inspired by American content creators, Kemio finally decided to pursue his childhood dream of becoming an idol and entertainer — to viral success in Japan. And though the app’s closure in early 2017 spurred him to explore other corners of the internet, he now boasts close to two million subscribers on his YouTube, where posts videos doing everything from making curry to giving himself makeovers.

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Since moving to the US in 2016, Kemio has continued to vlog about his life in America, even amid the pandemic. However, his content and feelings of culture shock weren’t the only things that changed from living abroad. In fact, he said that being in a place where the LGBTQIA+ community is more visible and accepted has altered his own perception of self, which also made him feel like he could finally live his life honestly and authentically.

After all, as Kemio explained, despite Japan being “progressive in some aspects,” it is “also still very traditional in the sense that being gay in Japan isn’t as accepted” — something which caused Kemio to feel like he had to hide being gay for a long time. And though he came out in his book right before he moved to America, he said he still struggled a bit from the many years spent grappling with his identity in private.

“When I was in Japan, I felt like I definitely suppressed being gay for a long time. I was not comfortable with who I am for a long time as well,” he said. “So I don’t think I grew up in Japan as a gay man. But now I am definitely more comfortable speaking about who I am and my identity, publicly.”

That said, in the wake of all the support he’s gotten, Kemio said he now hopes that telling his story will help others feel supported, as well. And while he has yet to begin vlogging in English, he’s excited to give it a shot once his “English improves.” In the meantime, he’s been busy focusing on his fashion and modeling career — something he said is an attempt to get a little “more serious.” Though, thankfully, he doesn’t plan on quitting vlogging anytime soon.

So until we start getting our own Kemio catchphrases in English, get to know the star a little better, below.

What did your parents think about you pursuing a career in entertainment?

When I started, they didn’t really like it. They were like kind of concerned about me doing such a stupid thing on the internet. Also, they didn’t know what social media is. But once I started going on the TV or even on the newspaper, they saw exactly what I’m doing and they started to understand what I wanted to do for my job.

Since moving to the US, has anything surprised you about the culture and the nature of internet celebrity here versus Japan?

Everything is so different. Like, I was so surprised when I moved to LA. First things first, l was surprised that people wear their shoes at home, because in Japan no one ever [does that], and if I do that in Japan my grandma would literally kick my ass. So that’s I think the most surprising thing — the culture.

For the internet celebrities and everything, I think they’re so cool. They say whatever the fuck they want to say. They do whatever fuck they want to do, like I see freedom of speaking all the time. And also, I was so surprised at how internet celebrities — especially of my generation — speak up about politics, or their opinions about what is going on in the world, and then they will actually influence people to vote for the election or something. In Japan, a lot of celebrities don’t really share their opinions about politics.

How does creating content here differ from your experience creating content in Japan?

Since moving to the US, I started my YouTube channel. Just because a lot of Japanese people are really curious about the lifestyle in the US. Like, they love American culture — music, fashion, food, everything. So my content is focused on lifestyle in the US. Every little thing, like going to the grocery store. They’re so curious about that. Those things definitely help me to grow my audience.

Since this is for Pride, can you talk a little bit about your experience growing up gay in Japan?

When I was in Japan, I felt like I definitely suppressed being gay for a long time. I was not comfortable with who I am for a long time as well, and I actually didn’t come out until right before I moved to the US. And then after I moved to the US, I came out to only my close friend and my family… So I don’t think I [technically felt like I] grew up in Japan as a gay man. But now I am definitely more comfortable speaking about who I am and my identity, publicly.

I released my book a year ago, and I came out in the book, actually. I was super nervous, but a lot of people were so supportive about it. I was getting so many DMs from people who also struggle with their identity. So I was so grateful for those sweet and supportive messages. And then it also makes me think that I want to encourage more people, and I want to help this community more.

On that note, why is it important to you to talk about your identity as an openly gay Japanese man? What is the importance of this visibility to you?

I definitely think talking about my identity helps open a lot of conversations that don’t happen today in Japan. In Japan it’s not as open as here. Like, Japan’s society is very progressive in some aspects, but also still very traditional in the sense that being gay in Japan isn’t as accepted as it is in the US. But I think, for me, being open about who I am definitely helps other people who also struggle with their identity.

I want to say it’s getting better [for the LGBTQIA+ community in Japan], but there still definitely needs to be more. Since I never truly came out when I was in Japan, I actually have never been able to see the LGBTQ+ community there.

They also don’t really educate us. Like, in the media, they don’t really pick up topics about the transgender or LGBTQ+ community, so people actually don’t know what is going on in the community. So yeah, it’s getting better, but I feel like people still need to learn, including me. But for the younger generation, I think they’re more accepting and open about it, which gives me hope.

In your opinion, what can Japan’s LGBTQIA+ community people and their allies do to push for change and keep it going?

In my opinion, we need to use our voice more. People in Japan don’t really speak their mind in the public sometimes. I was like that too when I was living in Japan. I was almost always scared to talk about my opinion about politics or my identity. So I feel like for the younger generation, we need to do more to stand up and then try to change our future.

I feel like that’s such an Asian culture thing — you don’t rock the boat, you don’t speak up, you let things be — which is why I think it’s so cool you’re talking about this. Was it scary starting out though? Because there is this social expectation that you have to say the right thing or not say too much.

When I started this, I was so young, so I think I just didn’t think about a conclusion. Like I didn’t think about how people see me. Now, sometimes, when I make a video, I care about how I say things. Or, I think about how, back in the day, I didn’t [speak up].

Who’s your celebrity or influencer inspiration in the LGBTQ community?

There are so many people that have a big influence on me. I would just say Lady Gaga. And I love Kim Petras, I think she’s so cool. She’s the next level. I’m so obsessed with her music, her style and everything.

Hard agree. So, if you could also tell a younger you something, what would it be?

I would just say, “Don’t make a Grindr.” Or, if I could say something to me before I created Grindr, I would say, “Don’t Grindr too much.”

What’s Grindr like in Japan?

The one time I’ve gone on Grindr [there], I did it without putting my picture on the profile. I think there were other Japanese gay dating apps in Japan, so I don’t think Grindr is as poppin’ as here. I want to try one [going on a Grindr date in Japan], but I don’t know.

It’d be a good video, honestly.

Yeah, like in the US, the YouTubers who make videos going on Tinder dates. Maybe!

Kemio was photographed by New York-based Oscar Ouk using Zoom.







Gaga and Ariana Prove There’s a 100% Chance It’s Already Raining

Last week, Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande graced us with a new song and video, “Rain on Me,” off Gaga’s forthcoming album, Chromatica, due out Friday.

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Now, Gaga and Grande have offered us more content, this time in collaboration with The Weather Channel. Perhaps a nod to Grande’s documented affinity for Mean Girls, the singers report on the downfall from their homes, with Gaga in LA and Grande in Beverly Hills. Both hold umbrellas and heavy rain — or, water from a hose — pours on them.

“It was beautiful just yesterday but, oh, wow, how things have changed,” Gaga says. “Today, it is pouring rain. We are soaking wet. And while some are complaining of the recent downpour, we would like to celebrate the rain.”

Grande then chimes in, proclaiming “Rain on me, tsunami,” quoting lyrics from her Gaga collab. “Water like misery, but the people are still going.”

Gaga agrees: “So true, Ariana! The world is rising up in a massive act of kindness to celebrate the rain the world so desperately needs to quench the thirst of the Earth. Are we thirsty, or what?”

“Rain on Me” is one of many collaborations on Gaga’s upcoming album, which will also feature BLACKPINK and Elton John. Relive the video, stream the track and pre-order Chromatica now.

Photos via YouTube

Lady Gaga’s #TogetherAtHome Event Supports COVID-19 Relief

Lady Gaga joined the World Health Organization (WHO) press conference earlier today to announce the Global Citizen virtual live concert, “One World: Together At Home.” It will broadcast live on Saturday, April 18, featuring appearances from Lizzo, Billie Eilish, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Billie Joe Armstrong, Elton John and more.

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During the press conference, Gaga said: “What’s very important is for three things to happen for all of us. That we celebrate and highlight the singular kind global community that is arising right now. Two, we want to highlight the gravity of this historical and unprecedented cultural movement and three, we want to celebrate and encourage the power of the human spirit.”

Hugh Evans, co-founder and CEO of Global Citizen, was also present at the briefing. “One World: Together At Home aims to serve as a source of unity and encouragement in the global fight to end COVID-19,” Evans said in a statement. “Through music, entertainment and impact, the global live-cast will celebrate those who risk their own health to safeguard everyone else’s.”

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Other artists, such as Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello, have also been participating in the #TogetherAtHome campaign by urging people to stay home.

“One World: Together At Home” was curated to build support for WHO’s Solidarity Response Fund, and the heroic efforts of healthcare workers on the frontlines of COVID-19. In just seven days, the collaboration between Lady Gaga and Global Citizen has thus far raised $35 million for WHO. All proceeds will be given to providing patient care, essential PPE supplies to healthcare workers and efforts to develop vaccines, tests and treatments that combat the virus.

The two-hour special will be broadcasted on ABC, CBS and NBC. But viewers can also tune in through social media channels such as Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, Facebook and Apple Music in order to view the show.

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“One World: Together at Home” will air on Saturday, April 18 at 5 PM PT/8 PM ET.

Photo via Instagram

Charlotte Awbery Covers Stevie Wonder

Internetty: From the people who broke the internet, a look at the week’s biggest online news, trends and social media phenomena. No subject is off limits, and no topic is taboo.

This week on Internetty, Peyton and Justin review online pits and peaks of the week, and are then joined by two very special guests. First, pop culture aficionado Rose Dommu steps in to discuss Lady Gaga’s forthcoming album, Chromatica, and then Charlotte Awbery, who went viral after an impromptu subway performance of “Shallow,” tells us what she’s been up to and gives us a little musical treat.

Listen to Internetty on Spotify or Apple Podcasts

Photo via Instagram / Illustration: Hilton Dresden

Livestream This: Aquaria’s Lady Gaga Birthday Rave

Thanks to Ms. Rona, we’re all trapped at home with nothing to do. Even Netflix is getting boring! But never fear. While they’re technically out of work, our favorite entertainers are still out here bravely making virtual content in a scary new world. Going to the club or the theater is out of the question right now (self isolate! Ariana Grande says so) but here’s PAPER’s ongoing guide to the latest livestreams — featuring comedians, actors, musicians and more

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Who: Aquaria, winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 10, will celebrate Lady Gaga’s 34th birthday tonight with the digital debut of a “Gaga Megamix” she originally created last summer for DJ Ty Sunderland‘s LGBTQ boat party, Gayflower. According to her Instagram, the mix features “a diverse selection” of more than 50 of Aquaria’s favorite Lady Gaga songs. She’ll be uploading the full set to Soundcloud immediately after going on Instagram Live.

When: Tune in tonight, March 28, at 10 PM EST on Aquaria’s Instagram Live. Follow the drag superstar at @ageofaquaria to see her dance and DJ for 90 minutes in full drag.

Aquaria on Instagram: “✨Gaga Birthday Rave✨ 📲 TONIGHT @ 10PM ET 💿 Come party with me on my Instagram Live tonight for the digital debut of my infamous Gaga…”

Why watch: Aquaria will be accepting tips throughout the Instagram Live, and 50% of total donations will go to Food Bank for New York City, the city’s major hunger-relief organization fighting to end food poverty in all five boroughs. “We need your support now more than ever to help us provide emergency food and other essentials to New Yorkers who are impacted by COVID-19,” their Instagram says, adding that every $1 provides 5 meals. (Their site is running a special promo, where $1 equals 10 meals). “Tipping is VERY optional, but if you’re liking what you’re hearing and seeing, it’s the best way to let me know,” Aquaria said on Instagram.

Food Bank For New York City on Instagram: “We need your support now more than ever to help us provide emergency food and other essentials to New Yorkers who are impacted by…”

Pre-Order the Transformation Issue Featuring Lady Gaga

Photography: Ben Hassett for PAPER

Imagine Lady Gaga Looking Into Your Eyes

Internetty: From the people who broke the internet, a look at the week’s biggest online news, trends and social media phenomena. No subject is off limits, and no topic is taboo.

Social distancing doesn’t stop this podcast. Tune in to hear Peyton and Justin’s pits and peaks of the week, and then Justin, our resident Little Monster, shares deets from his visit to Lady Gaga’s home and the cover shoot for PAPER.

Listen to Internetty on Spotify or Apple Podcasts, and pre-order PAPER’s Transformation Issue with Lady Gaga.

Illustration: Hilton Dresden / Photography and imagery: Frederik Heyman for PAPER

Charlotte Awbery Is Actually Ally From ‘A Star Is Born’

A star was born the day Charlotte Awbery, a 30-year-old London singer, was accosted in a tube station by a YouTube comedian who asked her to finish the lyric, “Tell me something girl, are you happy in this modern world.” She went from 4,000 to half a million followers in a week for what came next: a perfect rendition of “Shallow” from A Star Is Born, and her charming Instagram presence full of big hair and bandage dresses.

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Now the weirdly meta overtones of the whole thing are coming to fruition: Awbery made her TV debut today on Ellen, giving the full “Shallow” performance we deserve. In Farah Fawcett curls and a perfect white pantsuit, she put a gentle spin on “AAAAAAaaaaAAAAAHHHHHHEAHYYYAHRRAAAAHHHIYEAAHHHH” (in comparison to Lady Gaga’s guttural yawp.

After they sat down to chat, Ellen addressed the rumors that the viral incident was staged (her make-up was too perfect! she was so prepared!), even inviting Kevin Freshwater, the comedian who caught the video, into the audience. “I was literally on my way to meet my friend!” Awbery protested. Ellen confirms that 60 million people so far have viewed the viral clip, and that Awbery is responsible for sending “Shallow” back up the iTunes charts.

Just like Ally, Awbery has been hustling for years, singing at weddings, pubs and birthday parties, before getting her big viral break. Is Ellen her Jackson Maine? It remains to be seen, but the talk show host sent Awbery on her way with 10,000 pounds, a year-long free subway pass, and probably a bunch more followers.

Photo via Twitter

Rico Dalasam – Braille Lyrics

[Verso 1]
Dalasam sete, sex, self
É o mínimo igual meu short
Lá em cima igual laje
Esse moleque me tira do sério
Me deixa triste mais tarde
Pra que tanto número se alma flopa?
Não tem guarda-sol quando o corpo frita
Eu tô no Brasil e pra muitos aqui o futuro é um caminhão pipa
Você me abala e é de você que eu gosto
Eu sei o que eu faço com sua autoestima
Não ache que tá tudo bem, eu posso
Tá pra baixo mesmo cantando em cima
Eu vi glitter onde não tinha
Você viu glitter, me achou bagunceiro
Entre brigas e cinzeiro, eu acordo primeiro
Pra ter foto sua em meu travesseiro
Minha mãe disse que eu me fodi
Minha amiga disse “assim ‘cê palmita”
Segunda começo no trampo novo
Tô pensando em levar marmita
A vida tece rendas e rendas de incompatíveis passionais
Tão fãs de Lady Gaga, tão noras de Lady Di
Junto todo mundo fica, até as roupas nos varais
Na madrugada nossa tabuada é a do dois nessa conta de mais
Inteligente igual border collie
Mas sofre de borderline

[Refrão]
Traz tanto amor a bordo
Fecha o olho e me leia em braille, em braille, em braille
Fecha o olho e me leia em braille, braille, braille
Fecha o olho e me leia em braille, braille, braille
Fecha o olho e me leia em braille, braille, braille

[Interlúdio]
Caro menino branco, esse nosso encontro pede a lucidez
De saber o lugar que me encontro, e você, por sua vez
Se é pra andar ao meu lado
Saiba que alguém foi senhor, alguém foi escravo
E, entre nós, esse “espaço” pede alguns passos

[Verso 2]
Frigideira que gruda esse pão sem glúten
Ai que luta
Eu puto digo que é a última
Janela aberta choveu no meu boot
Dalasam sete, sex, self
Você nem sabe quantas fotos tenho tua nu
Quantas vezes não fez sentido ter outros menino porque eu queria tu
Mil tretas de Insta’, mil meninos brancos que ouvem Ocean Frank
Mil vezes prefiro seu bumbum na minha coxa embalando esse funk
Clack clack clo clay plack, eu penso
Clay clay clo tcho plack, eu paro
Clay clay clo, eu paro e avanço
Clay clay clo, eu paro, eu colo
Clay clay clo, eu paro de ir
Clay clay clo, eu paro e acordo

[Refrão]
Já que traz tanto amor a bordo
Fecha o olho e me leia em braille, em braille
Fecha o olho e me leia em braille, braille, braille
Fecha o olho e me leia em braille, braille, braille
Fecha o olho e me leia em braille, braille, braille

[Ponte]
Deixa um pouquinho pra ler amanhã
E diga o que entendeu de mim
Deixa um pouquinho pra ler amanhã
Se o tempo amanhecer ruim
Deixa um pouquinho pra ler amanhã
E diga o que entendeu de mim
Deixa um pouquinho pra ler amanhã
(E leia…)

[Refrão]
Em braille, em braille
Fecha o olho e me leia em braille, braille, braille
Fecha o olho e me leia em braille, braille, braille
Fecha o olho e me leia em braille, braille, braille

Mc Igu – Lady Gaga Lyrics

[Intro]
Yeah
Lil Seithèn got the Glock

[Verso]
Na acapella (na acapella)
Faço festa (faço festa)
Hashtag (hashtag)
Tenho fé (tenho fé)
Quero sexo (uai)
Sabe né? (sabe né?)
Vou no MC (vou no MC)
Isso é flexin’ (isso é flexin’)
Olha a bih’ (olha a bih’)
Olha a bih’ (olha a bih’)
Maria (Maria) Gasolina (Gasolina)
Dá meu lean (dá meu lean)
Tá no lean (tá no lean)
Brandon Lee (Brandon Lee)
Igu é Lee (Igu é Lee)
Rockstar mesmo tipo Amy Lee (raw, raw)
Flow de Kung Fu, Bruce Lee (Bruce Lee)
Na minha mochila tem a Hennessy (tenho Henessy)
Joga na minha bag, joga nessa bih’ (bih’)
Wow, wow, wow, wow
‘Cê desanimou e ficou no mínimo (mínimo)
Wow, wow, wow, wow
‘Cê é pequeno bro, me parece o Minions
Gucci, Prada, but, caro (caro!)
Ouro, prata, eu tô chato (G!)
Tô pisando fofo com Balenciaga
Tenho paparazzi tipo Lady Gaga (uh, Lady Gaga)
Lady Gaga (Lady Gaga)
Lady Gaga (pff, pow)
Não me cala (não me cala)
‘Cê num fala (uh!)
Diamante (diamante), pra minha bih’ (pff, pow)
‘Cê quer feat’ man? Quer meu show? Dá meu din’ (dá meu din’)
Yeah, yeah, yeah, uh, Seithèn got a glock
No contato, block
Tenho double cup (double cup)
Ah não, ah não, ah não, ah não, ah não, ah não, lean nós derrubou (ow, lean)
Ah não, ah não, ah não, ah não, ah não, não me toca não (toca não)
Ah não (É o G!), ah não, ah não, não me toca não (É o G!)

Who Is Roddy Ricch? Meet the New Justin Bieber

In 2007, a veritable lifetime ago, Justin Bieber became popular through a then-emerging video platform called YouTube. In 2020, much has changed. YouTube’s hardly the go-to place for discovering new music; try TikTok, the birthplace of Generation Lil Nas X.

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Now Roddy Ricch, a rising 21-year-old rapper from Compton, has the new viral hit in town. The Atlantic Records signee just outbid Justin Bieber’s “Yummy” for the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 with “The Box.” Though the song wasn’t even an official single from Ricch’s just-released number one debut, Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial, it quickly made a huge impact on TikTok and streaming services.

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Ricch’s music is currently being enjoyed by over 25 million monthly Spotify streamers and counting, and “The Box” stands at well over 100 million streams so far since its release last month. Ricch’s simultaneous number one album and song is, as the New York Times notes, a feat that hasn’t been accomplished since Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born soundtrack.

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The virality of Ricch’s track and the accumulation of enormous streaming numbers can largely be attributed to the meme-ability of “The Box’s” distinctive squeaky instrumental and it’s instant popularity on TikTok. Predicting the formula of what made Ricch’s “The Box” catch on so quickly is a bit tougher. It helps that the song’s distinctive, squeaky instrumental evoking windshield wipers makes it instantly memorable (and meme-able).

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TikTokers have shared clips of themselves dancing to the song and performing skits inspired by it, but not one of these videos can be solely attributed to the “The Box’s” success, like how Shiggy’s dance video catalyzed the ubiquity of Drake’s “In My Feelings.” Rather, it seems “The Box” partially achieved popularity by being everywhere on TikTok.


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Ricch nodded to his organic viral success by cheekily tweeting:

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Placing the tweet in context, Bieber posted a (now-removed) ill-received Instagram post promoting streaming tactics pioneered by stans. Many thought Bieber’s post seemed at best desperate, and at worst, well, also desperate. In contrast, Ricch’s seemingly sudden breakthrough (he has two other mixtapes dating back to 2017) positions him as an underdog who has earned his coveted spot on top. With that kind of success this early on in his career, Roddy Ricch could very well be America’s next big rap star.

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Sorry Justin!

@roddyricch on Instagram: “i went # 1 and i wanna giveaway $20,000 cash HOW TO ENTER: – FOLLOW EVERYONE THAT I FOLLOW, SHARE THIS POST & ILL PICK A WINNER IN 48…”

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Juice WRLD – Flaws and Sins Lyrics

[Intro]
Vibe on this bitch
[?]
Nah, in the room
Oh
Uh

[Verse 1]
You work numbers, work wonders
You done woke me up from my eternal slumber
I’m the lightning, you’re the thunder
There’s a difference between I need you and I want you
Girl I need you, good sex
Let the conversations get a little deeper
Now tell me your darkest secrets, shit you wouldn’t even tell Jesus
My karma been tweaking so much I don’t even believe in karma
Just give me a reason to thank god for all these recent falls
Percocet 30, I’ve been eating off
I’ve been chilling out on the drugs since you’ve been involved
Suck it like its [?], fuck me like its [?]
No protection on my heart god damnit I’m gon’ hit it raw
Traumatized from my past yeah I keep it [?]
In my mind, in my head where that shit belong
They say you after my bread, shit I hope they wrong
You already ran up them bands we could have a ball
Hit it from the back, [?], call a play, huddle up
This that, good luck, in the bedroom
Fuck you in the Prada, feels like Lady Gaga
Ride it like a monster, zoom zoom zoom

[Chorus]
I’m all I’m really all in
In love with all your flaws and sins
Your scars are really gorgeous
Ain’t that a really weird way to give complements
’m all I’m really all in
I fell in love with all your flaws and sins
Your scars are really gorgeous
I see the light and not the darkness

[Verse 2]
Woah

Ty Dolla $ign – Lil Favorite (feat. MadeinTYO) lyrics

[Intro: Ty Dolla $ign]
Skrrt, skrrt, yeah
Sound, sound, sound

[Chorus: Ty Dolla $ign]
I’ve been stressin’, I’ve been up all night
Had to leave them hoes alone, had to focus on my life, yeah
I’ve been flexin’ with you on my mind
You ain’t even gotta test it, girl, you know you’re my lil’ favorite
Lil’, lil’, skrrt, skrrt
Lil’ favorite, lil’, lil’, lil’, lil’, skrrt, skrrt

[Verse 1: Ty Dolla $ign]
Yeah, I can’t trust no one so I be on my lonely
She say I fuck around, that’s why she keep ignorin’ me
You tyin’ up my line, but baby, that’s the old me
I’m dealin’ with a lot, this liquor keep on pouring
I beat a case, they tried to make me do the whole thing
So when you say you love me, girl, you gotta show me

[Pre-Chorus: Ty Dolla $ign]
I’m done with chasin’ love, I’m fuckin’ with you only
I’m tryna make it, so I don’t end up your homie

[Chorus: Ty Dolla $ign]
I’ve been stressin’, I’ve been up all night
Had to leave them hoes alone, had to focus on my life, yeah
I’ve been flexin’ with you on my mind
You ain’t even gotta test it, girl, you know you’re my lil’ favorite
Lil’, lil’, skrrt, skrrt
Lil’ favorite, lil’, lil’, lil’, lil’, skrrt, skrrt

[Verse 2: Ty Dolla $ign]
Yeah, said I fuck around, I swear that’s what she told me
All she wanna do is lay up and on me
Got a bag, then we blew it all together
Got a bag, then we ran up that Margiela
Put lil’ shawty in a pearl and diamond necklace
Got a Porsche and I dri-ive reckless (skrrt)

[Pre-Chorus: Ty Dolla $ign]
I’m done with chasin’ love, I’m fuckin’ with you only
I’m tryna make it so I’m down and up your homie

[Chorus: Ty Dolla $ign]
I’ve been stressin’, I’ve been up all night
Had to leave them hoes alone, had to focus on my life, yeah
I’ve been flexin’, wishin’ on my mind
You ain’t even gotta test it, girl, you know you’re my lil’ favorite
Lil’, lil’, skrrt, skrrt
Lil’ favorite, lil’, lil’, lil’, lil’, skrrt, skrrt

[Verse 3: MadeinTYO]
Ooh, Louis on her belt, never leave her by herself
Ooh, diamonds too damn cold, they’ll never melt (bling blaow)
Playin’ Speaker Knockerz on my lonely (skrrt skrrt)
She my lil’ favorite, that’s my homie (yuh)
Bands in my pocket, yeah you know I got it (yuh)
That’s my lil’ favorite bih, don’t stop it (ooh)
She be rockin’ Prada with Balenciaga (sauce)
Pull up in that foreign playin’ Lady Gaga (skrrt skrrt)

[Chorus: Ty Dolla $ign]
I’ve been stressin’, I’ve been up all night
Had to leave them hoes alone, had to focus on my life, yeah
I’ve been flexin’ with you on my mind
You ain’t even gotta test it, girl, you know you’re my lil’ favorite
Lil’, lil’, skrrt, skrrt
Lil’ favorite, lil’, lil’, lil’, lil’, skrrt, skrrt
Skrrt, skrrt

Future – No Shame lyrics

[Intro: Future]
Ain’t no shame in my game
I found a new high, yeah

[Chorus: PARTYNEXTDOOR & Future]
There’s no shame in my game
There’s no shame in my pain
I found new propane
I found new cocaine (I found)
There’s no shame in my game (ain’t no)
There’s no shame in my pain
I found new propane (I found)
I found new cocaine (I found)

[Verse 1: Future]
I found Xanax and it’s makin’ me fall in love (love)
I found codeine and it’s flowin’ through my blood
Ain’t no shame, there ain’t no shame (ain’t no shame)
Ain’t no shame, there ain’t no shame (ain’t no)
In codeine, pour, baby, baby, ba, ba
10 bracelets on me lookin’ like sunblock
White diamonds drippin’ on me, neck Lady Gaga
Cut off any typical broads gave me side eye
Perky runnin’ out of time (runnin’ out of time)
That Perky fill it up one time
Surfing, wavin’ ’round the bags
Dirty cup romance

[Chorus: PARTYNEXTDOOR & Future]
There’s no shame in my game (ain’t no shame)
There’s no shame in my pain (in my pain)
I found new propane (I found)
I found new cocaine (I found it)
There’s no shame in my game (ain’t no shame in my game)
There’s no shame in my pain (ain’t no shame in my pain)
I found new propane (I found a new propane)
I found new cocaine

[Refrain: PARTYNEXTDOOR & Future]
Now it’s a new high, I found a new high
Now it’s a new high, I found a new high
Tomorrow’s a new life
Tomorrow’s a new life

[Verse 2: Future]
I had to switch through lanes (skrrt)
I had to switch through lanes
Smoking gas, propane (smoking gas, pro)
I should be ashamed (I should be ashamed)
Made love to her, didn’t know her name (make love)
Ain’t no shame in my game (ain’t no shame)
Twenty pink toes and they’re comin’ out of lovin’
Cock on your nose, girl, this must be heaven
Treat me like the king, give me head like Mustafa
Paris with the wind, don’t you worry, I got wifi
50 naked girls in the room doin’ salsa
Ice on your nipple ring shining, Lady Gaga (ice)
Super Bowl ring on my pinky, godfather
Superfly queen on my team, Wakanda

[Chorus: PARTYNEXTDOOR & Future]
There’s no shame in my game (ain’t no shame in my game)
There’s no shame in my pain (ain’t no shame)
I found new propane
I found new cocaine (I found a new high)
There’s no shame in my game (ain’t no shame in my game)
There’s no shame in my pain (ain’t no shame in my pain)
I found new propane (I found a new propane)
I found new cocaine

[Refrain: PARTYNEXTDOOR & Future]
Now it’s a new high, I found a new high
Now it’s a new high, I found a new high
Tomorrow’s a new life
Tomorrow’s a new life

[Outro: Future]
Ain’t no shame
Ain’t no shame
Ain’t no shame
Ain’t no shame
Ain’t no

Future – No Shame (feat. PARTYNEXTDOOR) lyrics

[Intro: Future]
Ain’t no shame in my game
I found a new high, yeah

[Chorus: PARTYNEXTDOOR & Future]
There’s no shame in my game
There’s no shame in my pain
I found new propane
I found new cocaine (I found)
There’s no shame in my game (ain’t no)
There’s no shame in my pain
I found new propane (I found)
I found new cocaine (I found)

[Verse 1: Future]
I found Xanax and it’s makin’ me fall in love (love)
I found codeine and it’s flowin’ through my blood
Ain’t no shame, there ain’t no shame (ain’t no shame)
Ain’t no shame, there ain’t no shame (ain’t no)
In codeine, pour, baby, baby, ba, ba
10 bracelets on me lookin’ like sunblock
White diamonds drippin’ on me, neck Lady Gaga
Cut off any typical broads gave me side eye
Perky runnin’ out of time (runnin’ out of time)
That Perky fill it up one time
Surfing, wavin’ ’round the bags
Dirty cup romance

[Chorus: PARTYNEXTDOOR & Future]
There’s no shame in my game (ain’t no shame)
There’s no shame in my pain (in my pain)
I found new propane (I found)
I found new cocaine (I found it)
There’s no shame in my game (ain’t no shame in my game)
There’s no shame in my pain (ain’t no shame in my pain)
I found new propane (I found a new propane)
I found new cocaine

[Refrain: PARTYNEXTDOOR & Future]
Now it’s a new high, I found a new high
Now it’s a new high, I found a new high
Tomorrow’s a new life
Tomorrow’s a new life

[Verse 2: Future]
I had to switch through lanes (skrrt)
I had to switch through lanes
Smoking gas, propane (smoking gas, pro)
I should be ashamed (I should be ashamed)
Made love to her, didn’t know her name (make love)
Ain’t no shame in my game (ain’t no shame)
Twenty pink toes and they’re comin’ out of lovin’
Cock on your nose, girl, this must be heaven
Treat me like the king, give me head like Mustafa
Paris with the wind, don’t you worry, I got wifi
50 naked girls in the room doin’ salsa
Ice on your nipple ring shining, Lady Gaga (ice)
Super Bowl ring on my pinky, godfather
Superfly queen on my team, Wakanda

[Chorus: PARTYNEXTDOOR & Future]
There’s no shame in my game (ain’t no shame in my game)
There’s no shame in my pain (ain’t no shame)
I found new propane
I found new cocaine (I found a new high)
There’s no shame in my game (ain’t no shame in my game)
There’s no shame in my pain (ain’t no shame in my pain)
I found new propane (I found a new propane)
I found new cocaine

[Refrain: PARTYNEXTDOOR & Future]
Now it’s a new high, I found a new high
Now it’s a new high, I found a new high
Tomorrow’s a new life
Tomorrow’s a new life

[Outro: Future]
Ain’t no shame
Ain’t no shame
Ain’t no shame
Ain’t no shame
Ain’t no

Lady Gaga – The Shallow lyrics

Lady Gaga with “The Shallow” from the soundtrack of “A Star Is Born”.

The Shallow lyrics

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Blac Youngsta – Letter To Yo Gotti Lyrics

Fuck up, uhh
Cut that shit up a lil bit
You know, um
I was having uh uh uh uh
I was having
Big homie got it the other day
And we was on the phone talking that shit, you know me
Since I been on the road and shit
I been running so much money off this shit
I just ain’t been having the time to talk to big homie
Like I normally talk to em
But you know
That’s my big brother no matter what man
Dying about it
You know and big homie ask me a question
And and and this shit so funny, you know a nigga got to trip
Nigga smart as a mother fucker
That nigga Gotti ask me
That nigga said uh uh
Young nigga you know who who
Who believed in this shit from the get go?
When I signed your shit
I was like who?
Shit he was like me and you
The only us nigga
That nigga said haha
That nigga said nigga
Me and you the only one believed in you young nigga
Haa, I can’t lie to you
I got to keep it G with you
I told him say no more haha
You know uhh big homie
You know uh
I don’t think I ever told you how much I appreciate you for uh
Changing my life around
Give me a shot where I could put my niggas in position
And take care of my family you know
Any nigga play with Gotti
Imma clear the scene (Fuck nigga lil nigga)
Signed with CMG nigga that was my dream, yeah
I done seen like a whole whole lot of things
I done took a whole lot of beans with my [?] yeah
I appreciate you big homie
For everything that you done
I just want to let you know I’m riding with you with a lot of more than love
I just want to let you know Imma protect you from anything tryna that come
I just wanna thank you cuz you took me out the slums
Real nigga
I was riding around with a trunk full of CD’s in it
A lot of nigga’s they ain’t see my vision the ain’t believe in me
If you ain’t starve with me then you know god damn well you ain’t eating with me
A lot of niggas they was greedy, they ain’t want to feed me
Can’t believe them niggas tried to leave me
Hold up, wait up nigga
I play with hoes, I don’t play with niggas
I don’t shake hands
I don’t have conversations with niggas
Fuck them niggas I’ll spray them niggas
I ain’t trying the leave the game, sit on the bench
I ain’t tryna trade places with niggas
I ain’t doing you no favor nigga
Nah, for what?
Niggas said they want my head
[?] but it was still some love
So they said the want me dead
Tell them niggas hurry up
Tell them I don’t give a fuck
Tell that bitch I wanna fuck
I just want to burn her head up
I got niggas in the feds stuck (Lil bitch)
And I hate when the police put me in them handcuffs (them dicks)
And I know them niggas hating on me they can’t stand us
If you try to reach for my chain
Yall i’ll shoot a fan up
I’ll still fuck Lady Gaga if she had cancer
I remember I was broke (broke)
I was sleeping on the floor (floor)
I ain’t have nowhere to go
I ain’t got to sleep on the floor no more
I could afford me a home now
I ain’t serving out the foam now
I could afford to get you gone now
Aye, I remember when I first signed CMG
You know, I walked in that mother fucker like I just ran some shit
And big homie, I remember you looking like
The fuck wrong with this young nigga
The fuck he coming here talking about
What he finna do
How this shit gone go
This how…
The fuck?
And and and I seen this bald head nigga besides you
I was I like who the fuck this nigga is?
And you was that my lil cousin [?]
And I had already been familiar with him and shit
Cuz I been seeing him through in and out your career and shit
And I was like I want that nigga to manage me
Fuck that, and you was looking like what the fuck?
You was like man look right here
I ain’t letting this nigga go
I could tell, I could tell
And I was like I want that nigga to manage me
I want a new booking for him
I want a check that gon change my whole life around
I want to act like I got money
And and and really be broke
And I think the biggest debate about everything
You gave me the check with no problems
But you gave me a hard time getting beat nigga haha
I’l never forget that shit nigga
I knew he was good nigga
He value to your shit, and you ain’t want to let em go
But I respect you
And I appreciate you for letting him go
You help me make my shit come true
Make my shit big you know
I’m the biggest artist that ah ever hit CMG…facts
Dropped out of high school
Graduated the streets
Got to thank god a nigga got in my teacher
And you can’t thank god only when you need em

Now I love that hoe shit sheisty
It my bitch, fiesty
It my wrist icy
They locked my nigga up
Gave him six lifies
If you a fuck nigga?
You might dislike me
Yeah

I’m in Dubai with your bitch ass up
Don’t you rob that nigga bare face
Young nigga you better mask up
My grandma told me pull my pants up
She said god got the answer
Every time I think about my brother
I’m pouring lean in the phantom
(Rest in peace [?])
My young nigga beat his case
All these tats on my face
I can’t go and get a job
I had no choice but to make it
Lamborginni with the door
Are your sure you want to race
I told that bitch she got to go
Slammed the door in her face
You ain’t rob nobody
You ain’t shot nobody
Nobody nigga, nobody nigga
You ain’t even nobody
This shit was a dream at first
We was all friends at first
I just want to know why you changed homie?
You was on my team at first
We was buddy buddy
We would talk to hoes
We was Kid Cudi
We was dressing alike we was going to school
Acting like we was twin brothers
I would never fuck with you or trust you homie
But I still love you
And if your son even need me homie
Let him know I’m there for you
Their aunty, their mother, forever I’ll love you
When you lost your son I shed a tear for you
Rest in peace [?]
I got shot three times
They tried to put me to rest
It wasn’t time for me to leave
Cuz the lord wanna let me live
You know, I seen that shit like a long time ago and shit
When I use to be there, go down the street
And beat on beat on church wild and shit
And umm hear my freestyles and shit
You know what I’m taking about?
Niggas use to laugh at me and shit
And and and they thought, they thought that shit was funny
You know but I always told niggas, I will be that nigga one day
Know what I’m talking about?
Just wait and see
And umm, look at me now
I grew up poor my nigga, but I’m rich as fuck now
I made a way for my family
When you born rich
You ain’t gon be broke when you get older nigga
Cuz you ain’t got no hustle about yourself
Ain’t nobody thought you how to go get it
Know what I’m saying
So I grew up poor and broke
I slept on the floor
I work for food my nigga
So what that tell ya
Imma be rich forever
CMG

Tracy T – Choices (feat. Rick Ross & Pusha T)

[Verse 1: Tracy T]
Came through red eyes no jetlag
Geeked off the money this a 100k cash
Niggas they be talking but this’ what the K said
Prrt prrt get the pigeon no J peck
My glory, gave everything I had but now what you got for me?
Took the stairs no elevator [?]
Game enforced it
Just another nigga want the Bentley and the Porsches
Trynna travel overseas shit that ain’t work fuck it that ain’t work
No tour no bonjour I’m back on the turf
Probation hating a nigga trynna bet theyself
Baby mama been spiteful ‘cause I never was there
But see they wanted to be some but I’m the one that they blame
Know these hoes ain’t playing fast it’s all a part of the game
I got a M for dumb shit and not a problem with pain
‘Cause in the end pain came with everything that I gained

[Hook: Tracy T]
Everybody got choices
Want the Bentleys or the Porsches
Be broke I have a fortune
Running from these voices
(Just a product of the [?])
So the game I enforced it
(‘Cause the game I enforced it)
I’m running from these voices
Everybody got choices

[Verse 2: Pusha T]
Everybody got choices
Even playing field could have all had Rolls Royces
Diamonds and pearls have more oysters
The money counting scream heard more voices
Plain jane protects cost more than that hollow shit you niggas flex (yes!)
I tell shit what’s next
Tell you how to dress and where the cocaine invests
Nigga grab your vest
Young niggas ain’t playing and they’ aim ain’t the best
That’s what I call Generation X
E-pills or the D get the whole alphabet
Push! G63’s we put baby mothers at ease
Drug dealer disease
Addicted to the money like the air that I breathe

[Hook: Tracy T]
Everybody got choices
Want the Bentleys or the Porsches
Be broke I have a fortune
Running from these voices
(Just a product of the [?])
So the game I enforced it
(‘Cause the game I enforced it)
I’m running from these voices
Everybody got choices

[Verse 3: Rick Ross]
10 commandments on these 36 ounces
Real life I got 36 houses (next move)
To the mansion in the mountains (baws)
Couple ice Mountain Dew and them bouncers
All black when I deal with these accountants
Off balance then you fuck with my allowance
All facts get you whacked for a thousand
The bottles all black stacks on the couches (baws)
Fi-fi-five hundred for the drive-by
On the plug with in a motherfucking [?]
You come and take me from the sideline
Condo right next to Lady Gaga’s
Branzino on a grill
Sip syrup spending millions on the pills
In the city no [?]
ATL my first trap was in Mechanicville

[Hook: Tracy T]
Everybody got choices
Want the Bentleys or the Porsches
Be broke I have a fortune
Running from these voices
(Just a product of the [?])
So the game I enforced it
(‘Cause the game I enforced it)
I’m running from these voices
Everybody got choices

French Montana – LockJaw (Clue Radio Remix) Lyrics

(Intro – DJ Khaled & Jeezy)
This the remix
It be hard to watch the 10 when the haters keep watching
Clue, what’s happening?
Woo, woo
Remix

(Chorus – Kodak Black and French Montana & Jeezy)
It be hard to watch the cash when the bands keep dropping, Straight up
Got the big 40 on me so my pants keep falling
It be hard to understand me cause my jaw keep locking, Yeah
I ain’t even tryna talk cause my jaw keep locking
She ain’t tryna be a freak but them bands keep popping, That’s the one
Still caught up in the streets and the feds still knocking, Yeah
It be hard to understand me my jaw keep locking, Y’all know what’s happening ni**a
It be hard to understand me cause my jaw keep locking, Snow
Bite down, bite down, Low key, this your block
It’d be hard to understand me cause my jaw keep locking
Rest in peace, Bankroll Fresh, you know
Bite down, bite down
It’d be hard to understand me cause my jaw keep locking

(Verse 1 – Jeezy)
It be hard to throw it to em when the 100 keep sticking
Got some ni**as out in Tampa, yeah they banned Scottie Pippen
In the rari, by him damn self, boy, Jeezy tripping
And it’s candy apple red, see I thought that he Cripping
Y’all gon have to body me, I got hitters on my side
It’s a fact motherf**ker, your baby mama on my timeline
Yeah bi**h, I run my city like a motherf**king primetime
Prime 1 12, South Beach, I like to find out
You rappers on that rap sheet, know it’s rich before that
That Draco in the drop top, screaming free Kodak
She gone off the Xannies, got my head down her panties
She say her name Lateesha, why I keep on saying Tammy

(Chorus – Kodak Black and French Montana)
It be hard to watch the cash when the bands keep dropping
Got the big 40 on me so my pants keep falling
It be hard to understand me cause my jaw keep locking
I ain’t even tryna talk cause my jaw keep locking
She ain’t tryna be a freak but them bands keep popping
Still caught up in the streets and the feds still knocking
It be hard to understand me my jaw keep locking
It be hard to understand me cause my jaw keep locking
Bite down, bite down
It’d be hard to understand me cause my jaw keep locking
Bite down, bite down
It’d be hard to understand me cause my jaw keep locking

(Verse 2 – Rick Ross)
Know I gotta hold it down, with my dogs, doing time
Money order’s in his name and his daughter’s doing fine
Real estate for the seize, Bo Jackson in his prime
Chi line with the heat, Jordan, number 9s
On the first day, she got me 2 pairs of the 3 stripes
Nicki watching me and Meek shooting with 3 dice
Helicopter pads, Ferarris with 3 pipes
Gaston called for the models, party for 3 nights
Bottles and Corvettes, importing at cheap price
Flow’s old school, I’m close to a D Nice
Ay, I’m at awards, all the homies seats nice
Lady Gaga seen a boss, didn’t even think twice

(Verse 3 – Kodak Black & French Montana)
I chew your lil’ mup, I’ll boot a ni**a up
Got them snipers in the dually truck and we tooly’d up
I be tryna change my life , but a monkey on my back
I’ve been rolling all night, I got a monkey on my back
skrrr, skrrr
All about the mula
Throw a hundred chains on, tryna cool off
I know a ni**a blessed, pray to God
Soon as the floor hits my feet I’m getting high
Eyes bowleg, looking crooked in the face
She keep looking in her drink
Probably think the liquor laced
Nah bi**h, I’m 1K
And I’ma keep it one hundg though
Biting down, bout to rip my tongue off

(Chorus – Kodak Black and French Montana)
It be hard to watch the cash when the bands keep dropping
Got the big 40 on me so my pants keep falling
It be hard to understand me cause my jaw keep locking
I ain’t even tryna talk cause my jaw keep locking
She ain’t tryna be a freak but them bands keep popping
Still caught up in the streets and the feds still knocking
It be hard to understand me my jaw keep locking
It be hard to understand me cause my jaw keep locking
Bite down, bite down
It’d be hard to understand me cause my jaw keep locking
Bite down, bite down
It’d be hard to understand me cause my jaw keep locking