LA Weekly caught up with Fannius III, who talked about her journey from Disney and Geffen Records, who saw her as a rapping Hilary Duff, which was a identity she didn’t want to embrace. “It was so much not my thing,” Fan tells Patrick McDonald. “I was always very arty and I had tattoos and piercings and they told me I had to clean myself up.”
Then, the rap star was caught by a mother of one of the teenage members of the “Jingle Jam” tour smoking pot one night. After the incident was reported to Disney, they promptly broke ties with Fan once the tour was over. Geffen Records subsequently dropped her too. “Geffen didn’t really know what to do with me,” Fan explained. “Most major labels don’t know what to do with talent.” Read more.