ArrDee is tired of being treated like a child.
The 19-year-old rapper – whose real name is Riley Davies – shot to fame after going viral on TikTok, piling on a string of UK Top 10 hits.
But despite his resounding success, the artist feels pushed around by older artists who give him unsolicited advice.
The ‘Cheeky Bars’ star slammed those trying to ‘dictate’ what he should do and insists ‘no one brought me here but me’.
He exclusively told BANG Showbiz: “I feel like because I’m a young artist, a bunch of people, whether it’s artists or people in certain positions who are a little bit older than me, feel like they can dictate what I’m supposed to do or advise me to do this or that – but no one has me here except me.”
He continued, “I feel like just because I’m young doesn’t mean I should be treated like a kid, especially in an industry where you’ve grown up crazy fast, everything is moving at such a fast pace. as you grow. as a fast-paced person.
The Brighton-born rapper has also had to deal with hometown stigma and challenge negative stereotypes as he believes it’s important to represent where he comes from.
He previously said: “I definitely had more to prove coming from Brighton. When we did the freestyle, at 6am in Brighton, a lot of people advised against calling it that. They were like: ‘Brighton has a bit of a stigma.’ I was like, no, you know what, it’s bigger than me, so if I can light up the city…because my whole personality, me feeling good about myself is from Brighton, because there’s has some crazy characters here, but no one is judged, so I wouldn’t be me without being born and raised here, and I want to tell it like it is.