Proving that when life gives you lemons, you make mojitos, Chippy recently dealt with a tragic situation which saw her barred from the US. But instead of letting that be a major set back – Chippy has been doing more than ever.
Words by: Gia Trimble
Photography: Michele Cote
1 – It’s been how long since you were deported?
I got officially deported in Feb. I’ve been out of the U.S. since March.
2 – Before that, did you feel limited regarding things you could do like playing international shows?
I didn’t feel limited, I just worked a lot harder to hustle the international show because I had to. Sometimes you just need something like this to show you what you are capable of.
3 – You seem to be everywhere now, and super busy – what has changed ?
I’ve always been pretty driven and hard working. I was in a relationship for the last 2 years before I got deported that kind of slowed me down, it was an amazing experience and I don’t regret it at all, but I was dedicating a lot of time to be wifed. Now that I’m single again and dealt with a hardship like this I have no other choice but to work as hard as I can. I’m really excited about the future, I have a lot of ideas and plans in the works.
4 -If you could live anywhere in the world, without any restrictions – where would you live and why?
I mean, I just want to be worldwide right now, maybe have my base somewhere in Europe, maybe London, because it would be easy to travel to America from there and there’s a lot to do there, a lot of studios, people hustling, but also the culture and music scene is really dope and people still have a chill European mentality.
If I just wanted to be off the grid for a bit work on something remotely, I could be down to live in Berlin, plus going to Berghain every week would be insane.
5 – How do you like Canada? Have you met a core group yet?
I actually really like it. I’ve made a lot of really close friends, actually other than Brittney and Kreay(shawn) my I’ve made some really amazing warm people that have been so dope throughout the whole process.
6 – What are you working on right now?
I have an EP that I need to put out soon. I’m going to spend the next few months recording in Canada before I leave for Asia again. I have a video that me and Brittney (Scott) shot in Europe together. I’m working on writing a book (which is probably going to take a few years). Brittney and I are also making a book together. Working on a bunch of things really, keeping busy and happy. Also just trying to get all my paper work and life in order so I can be a real human in the
7 – Where have you been since you left the US
I went to Thailand, Japan, Paris, London, Barcelona, and Berlin.
8 – What would you do differently?