Kim Petras is keeping the summer vibe going into 2022 with a fun official dance video for her hit single “Coconuts.” Get ready for a new deluge of TikTok videos set to the song!
In the beginning when I did the rounds to major labels and played them the music, people didn’t really get it. People were kind of like, ‘Ah, I don’t know who the fanbase is for this.’ It was kind of like almost a little bit like, ‘You’re going to be a gay artist, and that’s niche and we don’t know.’ So I got shitty deals offered to me.
She also explained her decision to leave her native Germany, where she was the poster child for trans youth:
I grew up going to gay clubs way too young. I loved gay club music. I felt very at home with my gay friends and felt understood. I wanted to be a raver, and I wanted to wear crazy outfits. I’m seen as a joke [in Europe], and nobody wants to talk about my music, people don’t want to work with me. I’m just, like, ‘the tranny on TV’ to people. Back then I wanted to get discovered more than anything. But I never did. And then I learned like, Shit, I gotta do it myself.
That’s right! You gotta do it for yourself in this world!
Image: YouTube / Kim Petras