EXCLUSIVE: Mary Gold Discusses Miley Cyrus, Popping Mollies & Homosexuality In Hip Hop
(AllHipHop Features) In part two of AllHipHop's exclusive interview with "The First Lady of Jet Life," Mary Gold shares her inspiration for the metaphorical song "Miley Cyrus" off her Sex Hormone’d Druggie mixtape, whether she believes a superstar gay rapper is possible, and what she wants to ultimately achieve in her career. Discover more about Mother Mary.
What was the inspiration for your song “Miley Cyrus”?
I think Miley Cyrus is a beautiful person, and she’s trying to show everyone who she is. It’s also drug related. I use to do Molly all the time, and I think it’s a beautiful thing. When I see her it gives me the same feeling of being on Molly, because it’s totally free. It’s innocent. It’s playful. It’s fun. People don’t really get that, but Mother Mary gets that. I get it totally.
You incorporate metaphors into your music. A lot of popular music today is pretty literal.
I tried to keep it as simple as possible but give people something to think about. I honestly don’t like listening to music and not have a thought process. I want to be able to process it, let it settle in, and give me a feeling and emotion. It’s music you can have a good time to, but also music that you can settle down, maybe get loaded, and enjoy as well.
There has been a lot of discussion in Hip Hop recently about homosexuality and how it relates to the culture. Do you think that an openly gay male rapper could ever be a major star in Hip Hop?
Definitely, why not? Coming from New Orleans you have bounce music, and they’re mainly homosexuals. They’re making huge waves. It might not be as mainstream now, but I’m pretty sure it will be. I think it’s a beautiful thing. People should be allowed to be who they are. People are becoming more accepting now, so I’d love to see it. I would love to see it.
What is your ultimate goal for your career?
I really want to open video and live performance galleries. I just want to create art. Whether it’s music, art, or fashion, I just want to create, and just make the world a better place.
Read part one of AHH's interview with Mary Gold where the New Orleans native talks about appearing in Drake's "Worst Behavior" video, signing with Curren$y's Jet Life Recordings, and why she calls herself a nudist.
Listen to Mary Gold's "Miley Cyrus" below.