The Internet's Syd Aspires To Normalize Romanticism Towards Women By Owning Her Truth
Celebrity News

The Internet's Syd Aspires To Normalize Romanticism Towards Women By Owning Her Truth

Nostalgia hits an all-time high whenever OFWGKTA a.k.a Odd Future come up in music conversations.

While members like Tyler and Frank went their own routes with their extremely loyal fanbases pushing them to mainstream success, Syd has always been an artist that I believe deserves more credit than she is given.

As the lead vocalist of the Grammy nominated R&B group The Internet, the 26-year-old keeps a humble low profile while creating soulful gems with her group members and her own solo critically acclaimed album, Fin last year. All while being one of the few artists to represent for queer Black women.

Billboard interviewed Syd for its Pride Month edition and she discussed becoming more openly vocal of her sexuality and how she began to translate that personal change into her music. She told Billboard:

"In the beginning of my career, I made it a point to avoid those topics of conversation and just normalize it. Being gay is normal. These days I'm not shying away from these kinds of topics. I do want to inspire people -- young girls who may like to wear boys' clothes and who romanticize women and feel nothing wrong with it."

Through her platform, Syd also revealed her aspiration to be a true pioneer for women empowerment starting with an all-women festival. In a time where women in the music industry have to work ten times as hard to be recognized, an all-women festival would give the exposure and support these queens deserve.

"I've always been comfortable with my gayness, but I was intimidated by the social anxiety... What I'm focused on these days is stuff that empowers and unites women. If you want to be a pioneer, you have to be intentional, at least a little bit."

Recently, Atlantic Records had an event showcasing its female rap artists Rico Nasty, Maliibu Miitch, and Bri Steves. Fellow upcoming rapper Tierra Whack came out to support while DJ Diamond Kuts was on the 1's and 2's. Just seeing so many talented women on their grind in one room is an inspiring, heartwarming sight and is a reminder that we need more events similar to this.

If Syd brings her plan to fruition, it would be a groundbreaking experience that the music industry needs.

More exciting news is The Internet's fourth album, The Hive, will be released on July 20. Features that are set to appear on the album include Tyler, the Creator, Mac DeMarco and Dev Hynes. In the meantime, get your Syd the Kid fix by jamming out to The Internet's latest singles "Roll (Burbank Funk)" and "Come Over".

Read Syd's full interview with Billboardhere.

Smile, Sis! These Five Improvements Can Upgrade Your Oral Hygiene Instantly

This article is in partnership with Sensodyne.

Our teeth are connected to so many things - our nutrition, our confidence, and our overall mood. We often take for granted how important healthy teeth are, until issues like tooth sensitivity or gum recession come to remind us. Like most things related to our bodies, prevention is the best medicine. Here are five things you can do immediately to improve your oral hygiene, prevent tooth sensitivity, and avoid dental issues down the road.

Russell and Nina Westbrook Dish On The Key Ways To Avoid Resentment In Relationships

Russell and Nina Westbrook are one of those low-key, unproblematic couples we don’t talk about enough. They met in college and got married in 2015. They also have a beautiful family with three kids. While Russell is an NBA star, Nina is a licensed family and marriage therapist and a mental health advocate.

She recently launched the podcast The Relationship Chronicles with Nina Westbrook, and in the latest episode, she had none other than her husband on as a guest. The college sweethearts dived into important topics from marriage to children and how they navigate it all.