Watch Leikeli47 Flip The "Bitch Switch"
"look ma, no hands!"
Photographed by Andrew Boyle/MILK Studios.
To say that Brooklyn's Leikeli47 is an "artist to watch" is a bit of an understatement. When you first see the multi-talented musician decked out in a colorful ski mask, you can't look away—but when you hear her, you won't be able to stop listening. It almost feels like she awakens something ferocious inside of you. Last month, Leikeli47 made her television debut alongside Baauer to perform "Day Ones" on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. (The single was also featured in one of Budweiser’s Super Bowl 50 commercials.) A few weeks ago, she shared the stage with Santigold and Salt-N-Pepa for Milk Makeup's launch party—the brand's official campaign even features Leikeli47's "Two Times a Charm." As if that doesn't already impress you, some of her biggest fans in the industry are Jay Z, Alexander Wang, Skrillex, and Diplo. (Casual, we know.)
Today, we're honored to premiere Leikeli47's first music video for "Bitch Switch," a mode that she says everyone has. The track comes off her Lk-47 Part III mixtape that was released back in November. (Prior to that, she dropped her debut self-titled EP this past April.) The colorful and highly saturated visual follows the self-described communicator and her fierce girl gang which includes Bre Scullark—a model, yogi, and ANTM alumni. Generally speaking though, the song is about "celebrating love and life while giving a warning to opposers." (Hence the repetitive line "don't fuck with me.")