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Michael Quattlebaum Jr., better known by her stage name Mykki Blanco, is an American rapper, performance artist, and poet.
Emerging as one of hip-hop’s most intriguing new artists, Mykki Blanco is the alter-ego of performance artist and poet Michael David Quattlebaum Jr. Hailed by the Village Voice as one of the most unique and refreshing of 2013′s entertainers, her diverse range of influences has been showcased through collaborations with producers such as Brenmar, Sinden, Le1f, and Flosstradamus.
Quattlebaum’s persona Mykki Blanco began as a teenage girl character for a YouTube video in 2010, but evolved into a musical and performance art piece. Blanco’s name is inspired by Lil’ Kim’s alter ego Kimmy Blanco. Her influences consist of Lil’ Kim, GG Allin, Jean Cocteau, Kathleen Hanna, Lauryn Hill, Rihanna, Marilyn Manson and Anaïs Nin. She is also inspired by the riot grrrl movement and queercore, namely the director Bruce LaBruce and the drag queen Vaginal Davis.