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Why Nadia Rose put her ‘finger up’ to music bosses

Rose raps and sings over a mix of hip-hop, grime, drill and dancehall beats on her latest EP
Rose raps and sings over a mix of hip-hop, grime, drill and dancehall beats on her latest EP

When Nadia Rose and her “Skwod” of dancers descended on the streets of London in her Mobo Award-winning 2016 music video, it looked for all the world like one of the UK’s hottest new hip-hop/grime acts had arrived.

The south London rapper, who drew easy comparisons to her heroes Missy Elliot and Eminem, finished fifth on the BBC Sound of 2017 list; before her debut EP, Highly Flammable, introduced listeners to more of her wickedly funny wordplay.

But as the grime scene caught fire, hitting the mainstream, the heat around Rose’s career curiously cooled.

Now, several years on, as she returns with her “outlandish” follow-up EP, First Class – via her own new label, Qwerky Entertainment – the 27-year-old tells the BBC about the “incredibly frustrating” machinations of the music industry that

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Teen influencer Danielle Cohn spoke openly about her abortion after becoming embroiled in controversy. Here’s how the social media star rose to prominence online.

Danielle Cohn
Danielle Cohn

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  • Influencer and musician Danielle Cohn, who boasts 18.2 million TikTok followers and 1.8 million YouTube subscribers, has become an online sensation thanks to her lip-syncing videos and controversial social media presence.

  • Since the social media star rose to prominence in 2016, fans and critics have speculated about her age and expressed concern about her sexualized social media presence.

  • Cohn made headlines in July when she made a video addressing a leaked audio clip that revealed that she had an abortion earlier this year.

  • Since posting the video, Cohn has received support from fans who “respected” her decision and transparency, but others remained concerned about her age and relationships.

  • Cohn’s mother, Jennifer Archambault, has described the situation as “painful,” and she hopes her daughter can heal out of the spotlight.

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With 18.2 million TikTok followers, 4.7 million Instagram followers,

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