The rapper opens up about being outed in the press and playing Emmeline Pankhurst in a hip-hop musical
With tattoos creeping above her neckline, bubblegum pink hair and stacks of rainbow wristbands, RoxXxan looks every inch the queer icon. “I call myself a tomboi,” she tells me, in officially the huskiest voice I’ve ever heard, as we hang out in a trendy Soho coffee shop. “I don’t feel like I’m a stud and I’m definitely not a femme.”
The truth is, there’s nobody quite like Birmingham-born RoxXxan on the music scene right now. She’s uber talented, andro-chic and unapologetically gay AF. “There’s so many girls like me that just want to feel represented, like it’s ok to be them.” Her positivity is infectious: “I love women. Not just because I fancy them, but I think women are amazing. We are actual Gs, for real. #Women!” She’s so earnest and open-hearted, you feel you could ask her anything. “I have no filter,” she confirms. Her speech is peppered with this kind of Insta-speak, fitting considering her Instagram page (@rotriplex) is bursting with awesome shots, documenting everything from her unique sense of style to her LGBT pride. When I compliment her feed she chuckles, “It takes me about 69.5 pictures just to get that one. Don’t believe in the ‘gram!”
She’s currently in a highly Instagrammable relationship with artist and model Jade Laurice. “She’s beautiful. She uses Instagram right, talks about mental health, we’re on the same page.”
Find out more about RoxXxan's relationship and what it's like playing Emmeline Pankhurst in a hip hop musical in the September issue of DIVA, available now via the links below.
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