Young MA - The Fader

Young M.A. has snagged the cover of The FADER’s Sex Issue.

Inside the issue the 24-year-old rapper, born Katorah Marrero, talks about her impact on Hip Hop and says she doesn’t want to be the first “dyke rapper.”

If I change people’s lives, that’s all that matters to me. I don’t want to be the first ‘dyke rapper,’ ‘aggressive rapper,’ you know what I mean? I don’t care for that.

Young M.A. went on to share her purpose:

I’m definitely grateful for the attention, but it is weird. I still feel normal. Like, I don’t feel like I’m a superstar. I still put myself in a position to be humble, to be normal. I don’t live in a big house, I’m not real extravagant or anything. I just like to be regular. I don’t want to lose myself.

But I hear from all different people, not just people like me, or lesbians. It be straight people, it be grown men, it be grown women, people that have been sick or depressed that say, ‘Oh, you made me want to go do what I want to do for myself and chase my dreams.’ That’s my purpose.

Watch Young M.A.’s freaky freestyle below.

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