Get to know the talented tom-babe who hits her hometown this weekend to perform at Birmingham PRIDE…
Who are you?
My name is RoxXxan, I’m from Birmingham, I live in London now trying to make a difference as a tomboy rapper.
Is your name really spelt like that?
By government standards it’s just one X but, I made it three because I came here alone from Birmingham with a suitcase - it stands for me, myself and I.
What happened next?
I was 21 and I interned at EMI, I was the one who made coffees. One day we were doing the Professor Green launch and he was taking ages to get to stage so I just jumped on and grabbed the mic and started rapping. Everyone was like ‘who is this girl from the office?’ it got me a record deal with them.
What was Pro Green’s reaction?
He was shocked like ‘whoa’ but then I ended up doing the official remix for ‘I need you tonight’, no regrets.