It-Boy Rapper Candy Ken On How To Stop Being A Basic Bitch
If you saw Candy Ken (otherwise known as Jakob Kasimir) on the street, you probably wouldn’t guess that this young, jacked Austrian kid has a closet full of tiaras and a penchant for covering his toned physique in Hello Kitty temporary tattoos. But then again, if your first introduction to him was via the Internet, you’d probably never guess that this human pastiche of masculine and feminine identity has ever chosen to present himself as anything but “candylicious.”
Over and over, we’re told that just like women, men suffer from the rigidity of gender expectations. While it’s difficult to resist the urge to roll your eyes when your dude friends make these statements at dollar draft night, Candy Ken is living proof that being a “normal” boy has its limitations.
To get a better understanding of what makes Candy Ken tick, our editors sat down with the 22-year-old Austrian how his persona came to be, what makes a basic bitch and his love for the queen of all things turnt, Miley Cyrus.
How did you get the name Candy Ken?
People called me Ken because I never wear shirts and run around like that all day – but Ken is a basic BITCH so I had to become tha candy version
What’s your fave Ken doll?
What makes a basic bitch?
How much can you bench press?
I can bench press twice my body weight.
What was life like growing up in Austria?
Kitschy but beautiful.
Who would you love to collaborate with artistically?
Gianni Versace, Jeremy Scott, Nicola Formichetti, Nasir Mazha
Beyonce, Rihanna or Katy Perry?
What is your idea of fun?
Creative productivity and fitness
Favorite place to travel?
I don’t eat carbs
Boxers or briefs?
Versace slips only
What song is on repeat right now?
Flex – Rich Homie Quan
What is next for you this year with music?
Working hardcore on new music videos and songs plus concerts
While we’re waiting for all his hardcore work to pay off, check out Candy Ken’s music videos to get a better idea about all the beautiful things that are going to happen when him and Miley when they finally meet.