Having trained in the gossip-rich world of YouTube, the London rapper is breaking up the boys club with hilarious and brazen lyrics
“I didn’t think I would get anywhere, I can’t lie to you,” Ivorian Doll tells me, somewhat unexpectedly. “I mean, I wouldn’t have taken me seriously if I was on the other end.”
In reflecting on the success she’s recently found, the rapper isn’t as assured as you would expect from an artist of her standing. This has been a whirlwind year: after a string of million-streaming releases, plus features with fellow UK stars Headie One, Ray BLK, S1mba and more, the “queen of drill” – self-titled, but deserving of it – will release her much-anticipated debut EP Renaissance this month.