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Exclusive: Chanel West Coast’s Journey To Fame, What You Don’t Know About The Rapper

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Chanel West Coast is quickly making a name for herself in the hip hop world. From signing with Lil Wayne’s label, YMCMB, to working with some of raps biggest names, Chanel is a gal to look out for.

HipHollywood recently caught up with the rapper/singer to talk about her journey to fame, including when she realized she had a passion for music.

“I wrote poetry since I was a little girl, and it kind of hit me around when Eminem was poppin, and I was like ‘yo, maybe I could do this too,'” West Coast shared. “2 Pac started off from poetry, and that’s how he got into rapping. So I thought I write poems, I do music, maybe I should try rapping,” she explained.

The 25-year-old recently released an 18-track mixtape, which features big names including Snoop, Honey Cocaine, Robin Thicke, and French Monatna.

“(The mixtape) All original, produced tracks … I’m not just rapping, but also singing. There are some dope features,” West Coast said.

Chanel has worked with some of raps biggest names, but the artist reveals that working with Snoop tops them all.

“Working with Snoop was pretty much the highlight of my life. I’m a West Coast artist, so I grew up listening to a lot of Snoop. My dog I used to have was even called Snoop … Working with him, I’m like ‘da*mn, I’m working with a legend.’ So that was a pretty surreal feeling,” she said.

Chanel’s mixtape Now You Know is available now.

Check out what else the star had to say below:

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It’s Litty! Migos, Jaden Smith & More Turn Up At ‘Bright’ World Premiere

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Netflix definitely made sure the world premiere for their new flick Bright was lit!

Before the films stars including Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Edgar Ramierez and Noomi Rapace hit the black carpet, Migos surprised fans with a pop-up performance.

 (L-R)Quavo, Offset and Takeoff perform at the Premiere Of Netflix’s “Bright” at Regency Village Theatre on December 13, 2017 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Smith’s son Jaden also rocked the packed crowd at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood.

 Jaden Smith performs at the Premiere Of Netflix’s “Bright” at Regency Village Theatre on December 13, 2017 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Artists featured on the soundtrack BRIGHT: THE ALBUM including Portugal The Man, Machine Gun Kelly, Ty Dolla $ign, Kiiara, Slushie, Grey, Dram, and Bebe Rexha also hit up the premiere.

Bebe Rexha and Machine Gun Kelly arrive at the Premiere Of Netflix’s “Bright” at Regency Village Theatre on December 13, 2017 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Will also snapped some fun flicks with his son Jaden before greeting fans and speaking with reporters including HipHollywood.

He told HipHollywood that he was super excited to reunite with his Suicide Squad director David Ayer for the film, and would “work with him whenever he wants to.

“I love his madness how he creates,” gushes Smith. “How he thinks about scenes, the way he works with actors, it’s some of the best psychological work of any director I’ve ever worked with.”

In the film Smith plays an LAPD cop in a mythical world of orcs, elves and fairies … and Ayer told us, he couldn’t think of anyone better for the role.

“We had such a good time on Suicide Squad together and this role is kind of perfect for him, it’s an edgy movie, buts it’s funny. He’s got the best sense of humor of anybody I know.”

BRIGHT debuts on Netflix December 22. Peep the newest trailer below.

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