Bring us back to the studio session for “Bussin,” were you feeling yourself?
I was in LA when I very first started. This is me experiencing music for the very first time, I’d take all my friends with me. I had 4 homegirls, my producer, my best guy friend named Sam (he makes music). We were so turnt and lit, I had my Crown and Coke. I’d just left my first show in LA, we came back afterwards and I said the hook out loud. I said “I want to make a song that sounds like [this].” I said it, he started making the beat around my words. Next thing you know, we’re in there dancing, going crazy. We didn’t know what it’d do of course, we were vibing out.
What does it mean to get Saweetie on the remix? How did that happen?
It’s crazy, she DMed me and “Tay Money.” Out of nowhere. It was God’s gift, that’s how I know it was meant to happen. Everything has aligned for me right now. She literally hit me up like “bro, I wanna get on ‘Bussin’.” I’m like “bitch say less, I’m sending an open [verse] right now.” She’s the first superstar to actually go out of her way to fuck with me.
And it was so organic.
That feels so good. I told her “anything you ever need in life, I got you. Say less.”
Did you see she mentioned it on her IG Story last night?
I did see it. She commented on the picture I posted and said “me and Tay Money, Bussin’.” That’s one of her lines on it. She really came correct on it. Most people give a feature and if it’s not their song, maybe they won’t go 100%. She definitely gave me 200%, it was fabulous. It was awesome.
What is the concept of the video? Besides bad bitches link up.
I have a problem sometimes pronouncing words, but it’s off of this movie Marie Antoinette. It’s Renaissance, like little maid outfits. It’s so cute.
How was the video shoot with Saweetie?
She was even better in person. She’s so peaceful, so down-to-earth. It’s like I was talking to a homegirl I knew, I felt really comfortable. I’m not gon’ lie to you, I was nervous. I didn’t know what she was gon’ be like. I got there and she was great.
The original video is at 8.7 million views on Youtube, so this one’s going to go…
Bro, it’s going to go dum da-da-dum da dum dum! That’s my baby, I couldn’t have asked for it to go any better way.
What was your mom’s reaction when you sent her the Youtube plaque?
I had it sent to my mama’s house because I was out of town, I wanted to make sure it’s safe. I live in an apartment, she lives in a house. She got it and sent me a little picture of her reflection in, it was so cute. I wanted her to have it, I wanted it to be hers. She loved it, I love it. It feels like a dream come true. I can’t wait for it to keep going up more.