She’s not new to this, she’s true to it.
Travis Barker and model Shanna Moakler’s daughter, Alabama Barker, 17, clapped back at haters who judged her rap skills after she released a new song on TikTok last week.
“I’m tired of people saying I don’t know anything about rap music,” said Alabama in a TikTok clip that was taken down on Monday, according to People.
“Since I could walk, I was in the music industry. I was watching my dad perform in punk bands, rock bands, in rap concerts, everything.”
“So, let’s take a little field day into my life because you guys know it so well.”
Alabama took her haters down memory lane so they could understand she was destined for the music industry.
She showed her 3.7 million TikTok followers photos of her posing with rap legends Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne while on tour with her dad, Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker.
“So, the first thing that I’m going to point out is this tour. This tour was when I was about 5 years old,” recalled Alabama. “[I was] 5 years old watching [Nicki Minaj] set every day. I knew every lyric.”
Next she showed a photo of Barker, 47, alongside Lil Wayne, 40, saying, “Just more proof to the pudding because I ‘didn’t grow up around rap music.’ “
The nepo-baby continued proving her point by revealing, “I went to Rihanna’s music video when she shot the ‘Umbrella’ song, I believe or one of her songs.” She also held a photo of Travis and Rihanna recording in the studio.
“Once I got a little bit older this was another tour that I was on. It was Blink and Wayne,” said the step-daughter of Kourtney Kardashian. “Every night I would watch the Wayne show.”
In the video, she makes it clear that she’s more than a rap music lover, sharing photos with music artists like Steve Aoki, Justin Bieber and Pharrell Williams.
“So, for the people that say, ‘Oh, she doesn’t know anything about rap music. She didn’t grow up around rap music. Why is she doing this? Why is she doing that?’ I’ve been influenced by rap my entire upbringing and punk rock.”
Alabama did acknowledge her privilege and status, “I know I am privileged, and I’m beyond grateful for that and blessed. It’s not OK for people to make fun of or disrespect any culture at all. So, if me being a rapper bugs you, then you can just keep moving and stop commenting.”
As the up-and-coming rapper continues to get traction, she may face more critics who judge her career choice and appearance.
Earlier this month, she posted a video with audio saying, “I’d tell you what you look like, but you won’t like it,” in response to the haters in her comments.