Leikeli47 On Honest Storytelling, Performing With A Mask, ‘Acrylic’ & More | Up Close & Personal
Leikeli47's second album Acrylic is an ode to the black woman and the hood. The entertainer represents home and the resilient spirit of women like her through a nail salon theme in her album—nails shops, in and out of neighborhoods like Brooklyn, are spaces women celebrate feminitiy and the empowerment that comes with being a woman.
"They kinda play safe havens for us," she says sepcifically about het home nails salons in the latest Up Close & Personal. "I just wanted to have fun and experiment and just create a cool way to get my message out there."
Leikeli, who wears a mask to keep the focus on "the things that I'm saying versus everything else," says music has always been present in her life. "I've never known anything else but music," she says.
Watch the video above to learn more about the entertainer's honest storytelling, her go-to ski masks and more.