“I’ve always loved this song, but I felt it was missing something: me.”
The woman behind Nori’s Black Book — a viral parody Instagram account written entirely in the voice of Kim Kardashian’s sassy 5-year-old daughter — has brought her talents to TooFab.
Each week, "Nori" recaps new episodes of "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" and gives us HER take on all the family drama. Now, she’s spilling the tea on that viral video of "her" "Old Town Road" performance.
(NOTE: The below was not actually written by North West.)
I’m sure by now you all have seen the video of me covering "Old Town Road" by Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus. I’ve always loved this song, but I felt it was missing something: me.
I recently met Lil Nas X and immediately knew he didn’t have the star power to take this record to the next level. It was then and there that I plotted my now-viral music video.
The video was written, choreographed, directed, edited and fully funded by me. Obviously, I also star in it.
We filmed at my house in Calabasas because the lack of furniture allowed for me to execute full-out choreography. I put Penelope in charge of wardrobe because I was going for a more tacky, unkempt look. She really understands this concept. The vision for my costume was "western, but make it camp." It served as a nod to the Met Gala since clearly no one in my family seems to know what camp is. I believe we hit the nail on the head!
What we do on maternity leave…. Directed and Choreographed by North ? @lilnasx
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Mommy makes a cameo in the video because when is anything not about her. I told her she could make the appearance as long as I got to criticize her on camera. Other than Mommy, I had a closed set, which Chicago respected, but I actually had to have Saint physically escorted off the property. I let him come home three days later.
I’m proud to say we shot this thing in one day. I can’t thank my team enough for their hard work during those long hours on set. The Malikas managed craft services and parking the cars seamlessly. My assistants were really good about not giving Kris any details about the shoot, and they even went above and beyond by giving her wrong information. We sent her all the way to San Diego. This was a huge help.
I have decided to be an independent artist and will be managing myself. Kris will have no involvement in my music career, nor will she be profiting off of my musical talents. Besides, I’m sure she’s busy trying to explain to the Proactiv lawyers how Kylie Skin isn’t a conflict of interest.
The response to my video has been incredible, and I am honored. I’m delighted that I can provide a new way for you guys to stan. For those of you who think I’m so calculated to the point that I would plan to roll out my music video at the same time as the birth of my baby brother — you are absolutely right. It’s called a marketing strategy. Maybe if you had a business that you were passionate about then you would know what it takes to run a business, but you don’t!
Be on the lookout for merch!
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