Rapper, mother and entrepreneur Bink Badd is creating her own path toward infinite success. Being the owner of a thriving resume company called @more4lessresumes, this New York creative is showing people a different way to hustle and survive. Through her music she empowers women and pushes the lines of sexy and confidence in ways like never before. As a mother, she is fighting everyday to make sure her daughter can be successful at whatever she decided to do.
I had the pleasure of catching up with this superstar for a candid interview. As she openly discusses being plus-sized in the industry, rapping and and being an entrepreneur, it is clear of her raw confidence and talent. Check it out below.
Bink Badd Interview
Respect: What made you want to become an entrepreneur and for how long have you been in business?
Bink Badd: I have been in business for about five years. I had just had a baby, and I was in college nearing graduation, and start anticipating all of the money I would have to pay back because of student loan debt. I had been doing resumes and helping people get jobs for free for years when a friend suggested that I start charging for them. So I started doing resumes as a side hustle, to save money for my daughter’s college fund, so she would not have to experience the stress that I did.
By the time my daughter was three, I had drained a lot of the money on expensive therapies. We suspected she had Autism but because she was not diagnosed until age four, my insurance only covered some of the therapies.
In March of this year, I decided to take my business seriously. I left my corporate job, working in human resources and recruiting for five years. I was fed up, I got tired of seeing our people get overlooked for opportunities because they did not know how to represent themselves on paper or in an interview. I realized that my business was more than a side hustle, that there was a bigger need, and that I had the means to help make a big impact.
So I quit my job, stepped out on faith, and within months it grew bigger than I could have imagined. I had the opportunity to focus more on my music and do something big for the culture, and I just went all-in with it.
Respect: What does it mean to you being a plus size rapper?
Bink Badd: I am not a plus-size rapper. I am a rapper that happens to be plus-sized. I don’t think that I should be defined by my size or my physical appearance. I am a human being. I have been through a lot of trauma in my life, and I am an emotional eater.
If I coped with cigarettes or drugs would I be a nicotine rapper? Or crackhead rapper? No Id just be a rapper. I think that we need to stop being so critical of people in the industry, how they look and the standards we place on each other. This is something I feel strongly about and as a rapper that is plus sized I plan to break down these barriers.
Respect: What is one misconception about plus size women?
Bink Badd: One misconception is that we have low self-esteem. People think that we are desperate for men. Like the way that we are approached by men and by women who think they are better than us because they are smaller, reflects a sort of prejudice. When in actuality a lot of men like bigger women, and a lot of smaller women are jealous of our confidence.
Respect: When creating music, where do you draw inspiration from?
Bink Badd: I find inspiration from my life, and past experiences. Music is art and it is a form of expression. I reflect a lot on things I have seen, witnessed, and experienced in my music. I also find creative inspiration from some of the greats: Biggie Smalls, Jay Z, Lil Kim, Nicki Minaj and Nas.
Respect: What are you currently working on?
Bink Badd: I am currently working on my EP. I am also creating opportunities for the world to get to know me better and understand what me and my movement are all about.
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