Skai Jackson On Being Meme Worthy And Beef With Azealia Banks

A few of you have been in all probability accustomed to the face of 14-year-old Skai Jackson earlier than you even knew her identify. The Disney actress has been the topic of quite a few Web memes, and lots of Hip Hop heads got here to know of Skai after her current Twitter beef with rapper Azealia Banks.
JETmag.com spoke with the teenager star and NAACP Award nominee about her profession and that Twitter drama with Azealia, take a look at excerpts from the Q&A under.
On How She Received Began:

“Once I was nine-months-old, my mother put me into print [modeling] and naturally at that age, I actually didn’t have a selection. However as I acquired older, I began to do extra commercials, and I obtained into films. On the age of 4, I undoubtedly knew that appearing was one thing that I actually needed to do. Ever since then, I’ve all the time been working, particularly in New York, doing print modeling, commercials, and films. Then, once I was eight-years-old, I auditioned for Jessie, which was my first Disney TV present. About two months later, they requested me to fly to LA for a display check. Two days later, I came upon I obtained the job.”
On Being Meme Worthy:

“That image was taken in New York once I went on the market for about three days to do some press. It was like 6am, and I used to be so drained. I used to be about to go on a chat present and my hair stylist [was taking pictures] and I wasn’t actually paying consideration. He sort of snapped the image of me and I used to be like, ‘Oh, I assume since I’m about to go on this speak present I’ll publish it so individuals will know that I’m going out.’ It was not one of the best image however I didn’t actually care.
In order that’s when the memes began. I didn’t actually perceive why it was occurring, and why individuals have been making so many memes of it, nevertheless it’s truly actually humorous. I’ve a great humorousness in order that’s why I publish them on my Twitter and my Instagram and my Fb, as a result of I actually didn’t take any offense to it.”
On Azealia Banks:
“That was one thing that I felt like I needed to do, as a result of personally, I do know who Azealia Banks is and the one purpose why I do know of her is due to what she’s been doing over Twitter–preventing with individuals and utilizing racial slurs and saying disgusting issues in the direction of individuals.
I’ve been bullied up to now, so I personally don’t assume that’s proper. Lots of my followers ask me, ‘How do you cope with bullying?’ What recommendation are you able to give me?’ and I all the time used to inform them, ‘Get up for your self.’ If somebody’s bullying you, it’s essential to rise up for your self or inform somebody. I received like 5 tweets from her directly and I used to be somewhat bit stunned by what she stated, however I knew I needed to maintain my very own. If I’m going to inform my followers to face up for themselves, I’ve to do the identical factor and be a woman of my phrase.”
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