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Danielle Bregoli – going as Bhad Bhabie in her rap career – celebrated her musical success at a bash in Los Angeles sponsored by multi-platinum music producer Scott Storch, also in support of The Golden Fly an 11-year-old fashion designer/rapper from London.
Bhad Bhabie, 15, hosted and performed at the venue, which was held at DOPE.
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Surging: Cash Me Outside rapper Bhad Bhabie, 15, celebrated her musical success at a bash in Los Angeles Thursday
As many as 250 fans were in attendance to see the young stars, with high-profile attendees such as Fat Boy SSE, Trinidad James and Eric Bellinger.
Bhad Bhabie in May opened up to Billboard about her experience in being nominated for top rap female artist for the Billboard Music Awards, in which she was pitted against superstars Nicki Minaj and Cardi B, who eventually took home the honors.
She said that she feels like herself and stars she was nominated against are the queens of the genre at this time.
Center of attention: The young artist performed for a crowd estimated at 250
Fashionista: Bhad Barbie wore a black top with black sweatpants onstage
Stylish: The performer had her auburn locks pulled back into a ponytail
Bhad Bhabie said, ‘I would say so … because what other rap female artists are really on the Billboard’ charts?
The Gucci Flip-Flops artist said that was was contacted by her manager after she ‘had just did some really stupid s***.’
‘So he was like, “I thought there was nothing that could save you, but congratulations, kid, you were just nominated,”‘ she said. ‘I was like, “Huh? OK.”‘
Onward and upward: The artist continues to thrive in her musical career
Rising talents: The soiree was in support of The Golden Fly (R), an 11-year-old fashion designer/rapper from London
The These Heaux performer, who has a contract with Atlantic Records, also touched on the Dr. Phil appearance that launched her to fame, telling the publication she’s ‘changed everything’ in her life since the 2016 outing.
She said that while she didn’t feel like she was shown in a fair light – ‘Not at all,’ she said – she would do it differently if she could.
‘I also look back and I’m like, I wish I could smack [myself] because something’s wrong with me,’ she said.
Reaching for the stars: Barbie was nominated for a Billboard award against Cardi B and Nicki Minaj earlier this year
Good time: The Golden Fly and multiplatinum music producer Scott Storch were snapped at the event
In an effort to clarify The Blackstone Group and SESAC’s proposed changes to the Music Modernization Act (MMA), SESAC released the following statement:
“Our position on the MMA is that preserving competition will help songwriters,” SESAC said in a statement. “The only change in the compromise SESAC has offered is that that Private Certified Administrators must compete to be hired to process and distribute the royalties based on the database maintained by the Collective. It is our belief that this change ensures healthy free market competition, which will drive better and more accurate royalty distributions to songwriters. Additionally, the proposed amendment will not impact any other aspects of the law, the governance of the Collective, or payments to songwriters in any way.”
SESAC continued, “It is because of our dedication, loyalty, and commitment to our songwriters that we stand by this compromise and continue to wholeheartedly support the goals of the Music Modernization Act.”
The statement follows assertions made by the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) and Songwriters of North America (SONA) earlier this week, criticizing private equity firm The Blackstone Group. The Blackstone Group acquired SESAC last year, and the acquisition included the Harry Fox Agency, which SESAC purchased in 2015.
The Blackstone Group took issue with a portion of the MMA that calls for a single Music Licensing Collective (MLC) to oversee blanket digital mechanical licenses, collect money from digital services, track the digital usage of songwriters’ works and pay writers. The creation of an MLC would threaten the business activities of mechanical royalty agencies such as HFA.
SESAC and The Blackstone Group instead propose that Harry Fox Agency, as well as other administrative companies, continue their work in administration and royalty payments, while the Collective would create and oversee a song and recording database.
Numerous songwriters have spoken out against The Blackstone Group (and SESAC by association), following the company’s proposed 11th-hour changes to the MMA legislation. Earlier this year, the MMA was unanimously approved in the House of Representatives and has gained widespread support from varying sectors of the music and digital communities after years of hammering out details. The Music Modernization Act is now being considered by the Senate.
Numerous members of the songwriting and publishing communities have taken issue with Blackstone’s proposed changes, with some even calling for writers to leave the performing rights organization.
Among those denouncing Blackstone Group’s proposed changes to the MMA have been many in Nashville’s songwriting and publishing communities.
“Every writer SESAC should threaten to leave if the MMA is haled because of their own PRO’s selfishness,” Brothers Osborne said via twitter. “They’re literally putting their interests over THEIR OWN D**M WRITERS!”
Ryan Hurd noted, “I’m in the window right now to choose which PRO I’ll work with for the next 3 years…I can tell you right now who isn’t getting a second meeting if this goes the way it looks like it might @SESAC…”
“This legislation is the last shot songwriter’s [sic] have at a future,” Lee Thomas Miller said via Twitter. “Ask them why they are killing the American songwriter? Without this bill Songwriter’s [sic] will continue to be crushed in the digital age. Blast this message to the moon.”
Others, including Shane McAnally, Lori McKenna, Hailey Whitters, and Abe Stoklasa retweeted Miller’s comments. Additional songwriters speaking out include Josh Kear and Jim Collins,
This legislation is the last shot Songwriter’s have at a future. Contact SESAC and their parent company Blackstone. Ask them why they are killing the American songwriter? Without this bill Songwriter’s will continue to be crushed in the digital age. Blast this message to the moon pic.twitter.com/NdpHG8oqgX
— LEE THOMAS MILLER (@LThomasMiller) July 25, 2018
Hey @sesac – please withdraw your proposal to amend the language of the #musicmodernizationact so that it passes as drafted. This is the most important songwriter legislation in decades, and your amendment, if drafted, would be very damaging for songwriters.
— Deric Ruttan (@DericRuttan) July 24, 2018
SESAC previously issued the following statement in response the call from NSAI and SONA:
SESAC is America’s 2nd oldest PRO. We have a long history of advocating on behalf of songwriters and providing a premium value for their work unavailable at other PROs in the U.S. since the 1940s. SESAC is a driver of competition that benefits ALL songwriters. SESAC wholeheartedly supports the goals of the Music Modernization Act and wants those goals made law – just like you do. We are concerned that a lack of competition might damage not only our business, but songwriters too. We’ve suggested a simple amendment to improve competition so we can continue to ensure that ALL songwriter and publisher royalties continue to grow. Any assertion to the contrary is simply dishonest.