The newest rockstar on the block is DaniLeigh, she’s been heating up airwaves with her single ‘Lil Bebe’ and just released her Def jam debut album ‘The Plan on November 30th. Her groovy personal style puts her in class of her own and as Foot Locker’s week of greatness continues we caught up with her to talk about her album, her style inspiration, working with Chris Brown & much more.
She began her journey by being a backup dancer for acts such as Pharrell and Nelly Furtado. But the biggest dance break of them all was her opportunity to star and direct in the late Prince’s “Breakfast Can’t Wait’ music video at the age of 18. Her ‘No Feelings’ challenge video went viral and had her winning over hearts of many with her choreography.
The Miami bred says her newest album gives different vibes as fans will hear her latin, trap and R&B side. Features from the album include Chris Brown, YBN Nahmir, YG, Lil Yachty, Lil Baby and more. You can cop the album on iTunes and stream it below.
Get into our interview below.
What Should Everyone Expect From Your Upcoming Album ‘The Plan’ ?
I think on ‘The Plan’ I showed my versatility as an artist, I showed my R&B side, my trap fun Dani side and just explaining my story. My plan right now is to take care of my family.
Why Did You Name Your Album ‘The Plan‘ ?
The reason why I named it The Plan because I feel like this album overall explains what my plan is and that is to take care of my family, the struggle, the grind that I’m going through to make it to this point. Just being myself and sticking to being who I am and going through different relationships that I’ve had + different situations in the industry and things like that.
Are Their Any Surprise Features On The Album?
I have Lil Yachty, I got Chris Brown, YG & YBN Nahmir on a record, then I have Lil baby on the remix and then my brother Bill$.
How Was It Working With Chris Brown?
Chris is the homie he’s mad cool. It was dope, I always wanted a song with him and I feel like me and him in a visual dancing is gonna be crazy.
What Makes Your Personal Style Unique?
I think my style is super different. I’m definitely a sneaker-head. (laughs) I’m definitely inspired by the 90s. I like to mix a little bit of vintage with high-fashion brands. I think I have the more tom-boy swag to me but, I can spice it up sometimes as well.
Did You Have Any Style Influences Growing Up?
I think Rihanna was my Number one. Then I follow a couple of girls that are just super fly on instagram (laughs).
How Many Pairs Of Sneakers Do You Own?
I would say like 60-70.
What Was Your Latest Sneaker Cop?
My Air Jordan 11’s. Foot Locker hooked me up with them and they launched on the 23rd apart of the Week Of Greatness.
What is Your Favorite Sneaker Of All-Time?
I think the Air Jordan 1s are my favorite. Can’t go wrong with a Jordan 1. I probably got all the colors. I think the Bred’s are my favorite, you can throw those on with anything.
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