Kush Tracey is one of Kenya's most prolific female rappers and she has been in the spotlight for not so starry reasons. The Huwezi Nidandia star recenlty walked away from her relationship with fellow rapper Timmy over an alleged physical attack at a popular nightclub. She talks to Caroline Nyanga about moving on and working on new projects.
SDE: What inspired your latest project Playboy?
I am basically expressing my heart desires about the kind of man I would love to spend the rest of my life with. I strongly believe that upon its release within the course of the week it will turn out huge.
SDE: Does this have anything to do with your recent break-up with Timmy Datt owing to the fact that you released the song two days after his Haitosi, which has since drawn speculations as to whether he out to get back at you?
Not really. I believe I tell it as it is and nothing more. However this does not mean that it may not draw mixed reactions once the video is out.
Meanwhile, Haitosi was written way back when we were still an item and we agreed that we would work on it together – but for some reason Timmy decided to break the rule.
SDE: What is your take on his latest song?
It’s good work and I am happy for him. I wish him well knowing that he is a talented musician. I am one person who does believe in harboring negative feelings within me.
What are you up to at the moment?
I am in the process of shooting the video of my latest song. That aside, I am busy working on a number of projects that I strongly believe will elevate my musical career to a higher level. I bear ambition as my middle name and I intend to succeed where my predecessors failed.
SDE: How have you been coping after your breakup?
I am doing great and happy at the same time despite the shenanigans I recently underwent at the hands of my seemingly overprotective and jealous ex-boyfriend.
What are you saying?
That I refuse to let any man control all my movements and dictating how I should live my life. I thank God that it is in the past now.
Does this mean you would never date him again?
Never! I am one person who does not believe in making the same mistake twice- as in two wrongs don’t make a right. But despite everything the least I can do is work with him musically speaking – as fellow musician and friend.
SDE: Earlier on Timmy accused you of cheating on him with a politician whose intimate pictures he claimed you went ahead to delete a day after your breakup? What is your take?
(laughs then pauses) That was just a way for him to justify his despicable actions besides riding on negative publicity.
Like I said his tactic to tarnish my name through bad press besides diminishing me as a brand has failed.
SDE: What of rumors that you were actually having strings of relationships with various celebrities while the two of you were still together?