Philly-born and New York-based rapper Chynna in part three of her Snobette interview (part one here, part two here) discussed her fashion influences and choices in middle school and highlighted Aaliyah as someone whose music and style she admires.
Rogers also tackled the topic of appropriation and about how she felt about seeing urban style become global style. Rogers commented that while at first she “felt a way,” she’s grown used to it, but said regardless of its global popularity it’s important originators be given credit, and concluded, “Know where it came from and respect that.’
Having modeled for DKNY, Discount Universe and Gypsy Sport, among others, Rogers provided her thoughts on racism in the fashion industry, and expressed concern that the uptick in minority models as of late is just a trend that could go away when the look changes.
Examining the impact of the internet on her generation, Rogers noted there is often a disconnect between how people present themselves online and how they are in real life.
She also gave feedback on how she maintains her own mental health as a public persona, which includes taking time outs from the internet.
Rogers closed the interview with a story on receiving an unexpected visit from the C.I.A. thanks to a Donald Trump-related Tweet.
Check out the interview below.