Philly/New York rapper Chynna Rogers in part three of her Snobette q&a (part one here, part two here) discussed her fashion influences and choices in middle school, naming Aaliyah as someone whose music and style she admired. 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 put in time as a model for DKNY, Discount Universe and Gypsy Sport, among other labels, 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 a visit from the C.I.A.