Love her or hate her, there’s little denying that Danielle Bregoli was one of the biggest viral stars of 2017. The 14-year-old Floridian gained instant fame when she appeared on an episode of “The Dr. Phil Show” about troubled teens. Her mother had turned to the show in an attempt to get some advice on how to reign in her unruly daughter, and Danielle made a name for herself by challenging audience members to a fight outside of the studio… using her now-infamous catchphrase “Cash me ousside, how bow dat?”
The phrase (a stylized pronunciation of “Catch me outside, how about that?”) instantly caught on with the internet. Danielle became a meme, and soon there was even merchandise with her catchphrase plastered all over it. While most people were treating it as a joke, it seems that there truly is no such thing as bad publicity, as she’s now using the attention to launch her rap career.
In July 2017, she was sentenced to five years of probation after being charged with multiple offenses (including grand theft auto). With her newfound outlaw status and millions of followers on social media, she felt getting into the rap game was the next logical step. After releasing her first single in August of the same year under the rap name “Bhad Bhabie,” she started receiving attention from record labels.
It wasn’t long before Atlantic Records eventually signed her to a multi-million dollar deal. To date, she’s released four singles which have gained millions of YouTube views and earned their place on the Billboard Hot 100.
Still, her success hasn’t silenced her critics, many of whom are quite vocal on Twitter.
I guess only time will tell if Danielle Bregoli/Bhad Bhabie goes on to become the next great superstar or just a flash in the pan.
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