Sexy Girl-Next-Door Is Determined To Rewrite Rap's Rule Book
8:00AM ET July 31st, 2011
Contributor : Malcolm Strong
A Rocky Williform Company
Khrys Deyon knows what you’re looking at. She’s been getting stared at for years. Khrys Deyon knows what you’re thinking about. She’s been getting lusted after for years. And Khrys Deyon knows what you think of her.
She’s been getting underestimated for years.
Her mixtape “Forever 21” showcases a brash-but-vulnerable young woman eager to speak her mind and share her perspective. Nonetheless, the sexy artist-formerly-known-as-Khrysti Hill knows exactly what kind of skepticism comes with being a beautiful woman holding a microphone.
But if Khrys Deyon let other people define her—well, she wouldn’t be Khrys Deyon.
What’s the biggest misconception the general public has about you?
Everybody thinks they know about me from ‘Khrysti Hill.’ You Google the name and you see all this sh*t. [laughs] I surprise myself sometimes—the pictures I see. It’s a whole other person. And no one understands that. They assume I’m just this freak that gets nasty and does whatever, but it’s a whole story to it. That was just a hustle. I’m more ‘Khrys Deyon’ than ‘Khrysti Hill.’
What’s the difference?
Khrysti Hill is the fantasy. She has the fat ass with the matching t***ies and talks sh*t and doesn’t care what people think about her. Does whatever, will do whatever [and will] say anything. She’s fearless. You can see it in the pictures. It’s a part of me, it comes out here and there.
But this music sh*t is some whole other sh*t. Its really me telling my story and how I want to do it. Khrys Deyon is the laid-back girl who wears her hair in ponytails and has on Jordans and is nonchalant and chilling. Might hit the blunt. [Laughs] She’s cool with everybody. She’s the girl in high school that played sports. The girl that was smart but never really had to make a scene. Everybody knew her as ‘The Cool Chick.’ The popular girl.
What’s been the harshest reality to face, industry-wise?
I just left a producer a couple of days ago who told me how dope I was, but [then added] ‘Let us just write for you.’ If I’m gonna do this sh*t, I gotta write my own sh*t. How else am I gonna do it? Who else to better tell the story but me? If its wack, at least I can say ‘I did it.’
What keeps you motivated to tell your story?
I think now people can follow me [as I take] the next step. I want them to see it. Underneath all of that makeup and hair and that dress and them red bottoms—that bitch is lonely. She cries in the shower. She’s getting tired of these n***as. She thinks she’s so important and the baddest bitch but when she goes home, its just her. She doesn’t have any real friends. Every guy just wanna f*ck. Khrys Deyon is the more laid back down to earth person that you can be best friends with, confide in…fall in love with.
What brought you to Atlanta?
I was in a relationship and I ran away. It was when ‘Khrysti Hill’ was doing really well. I was traveling and doing parties. But my personal life was crazy. My relationship was unraveling. My family hated me. I was lost in a lot of ways. I had no real direction—except ‘get money.’ My first experience moving to Atlanta, I was by myself in an apartment in Buckhead with no furniture. I looked the part, but I would go home and literally be in a corner twiddling my thumbs. When I ran away, I just needed a new start. I was going through a lot mentally. Those first couple of years in Atlanta were really hard.
Who do you think your mixtape, “Forever 21,” really speaks for?
I feel like, for all of those girls that think they’re ‘Barbies’ and the baddest bitch in the world—which they might be—there’s still a girl that’s hurting and that’s going thru sh*t. I was one of those girls. That was having the time of my life but was lonely and depressed. You Google me and you see my ass out—which my Mom doesn’t really understand--but it’ll all make sense. I just wanna be that voice.
I feel like I’m being led right now. Nobody gets it, nobody understands it, but you’re gonna see the difference. And you’re gonna like it. “I’m redoing the life that was Khrys Hill.”
Follow Khrys Deyon at Twitter.com/khrystihill