Armani Caesar Talks Benny The Butcher Shooting, YFN Lucci Drama & More On "BagFuel"
On this week’s episode of BagFuel, newcomer Armani Caesar discusses with the show’s hosts, E$$O and Hynaken, how exactly she became the “first lady” of Griselda Records, which is now under the umbrella of Jay-Z’s Roc Nation. The label has a more gritty, 90s hip hop sound as opposed to a more modern autotune route, and Armani fits perfectly within these margins as the label’s first female artist.
In reference to her debut with the label, THE LIZ, the hosts ask, “How nervous or how much anxiety did you have, did you expect your project to receive that level of acclaim and attention? Cause, you know, it’s tough for a woman, even with the explosion of women artists.”
Caesar responds, saying, “I didn’t expect for it to be the kind of, I guess, I didn’t expect to get the kind of reaction that I got from so many people. Going into it, of course, I had told you that before, it was a lot of Griselda fans that were a little skeptical about them signing me, and that’s just because they were going off of what I was doing down here. Now I realize that I had been rapping with these guys ten-plus years ago… it wasn’t any pressure going into it because I was slept on. I was the underdog. So anything that I did, I felt would’ve made an impact.”
Caesar’s label-mate and family member Benny The Butcher was shot during a robbery in November, and Hynaken took the opportunity to ask Caesar about what she’s done to protect herself since then, and get an update on Benny’s well-being.