photographer/ MICHAEL DONOVAN
interview / LADYGUNN STAFF intro / KOKO NTUEN + GINA TRON
grooming/ YASUKO SHAPIRO
hair / RAMSELL MARTINEZ
stylist / KAT LOZHNIKOVA
It is hard for us to do anything but love Riff Raff. With his purple diamond codeine necklace charm, blinged out mouth, and huge MTV + BET neck tattoo, he encompasses modern day hip hop and pop culture. If someone told us to draw a cartoon of a rapper, we would probably sketch up this colorful Texas rapper with hearts all over.
He originally rose to fame by creating a selection of surreal songs and slapstick video clips in 2008 under the name MTV RiFF RAFF. A year later, he was on MTV’s From G’s to Gents. His buzz got bigger when he joined Soulja Boy’s label in 2011. He is now on Diplo’s label Mad Decent and inspiring a generation of social media addicted youths.
Riff Raff is speculated to be the inspiration behind James Franco’s character, Alien, in SPRING BREAKERS. It is hard not to see the similarity between the two and easy to understand how Riff Raff might have a few ruffled feathers about being so blatantly ripped off. It is rumored that he was considered for the role but couldn’t do it, so they got Hollywood’s weirdest heartthrob to fill in. Google the review of the film by Riff Raff if you want to laugh, as a matter of fact Google any video of Riff Raff for a little thrill.
Riff Raff is so damn charismatic. And out there. Hell, Riff Raff even has an alien tattoo. And he kind of is an alien. That’s the way he wants it. He remains tight lipped about his true identity. Instead, he often responds to reporters with cartoonish answers. And that’s the way we like it. Many of his songs reference pop culture and celebrities. Like “Larry Bird”, “Rap Game Sleepless in Seattle” and of course “Rap Game James Franco.” He is so weird, and so meta. Obviously, everyone in the LADYGUNN office had something to ask him and, like a true gentleman, he answered all of our love-adorned, quirky, inappropriate questions.
P.S. Riff Raff. 4Evah.
What have you never done that you still want to do?
CUSTOM BUILD HOUSE, CANDY PAINTED.
Dream rap collaboration?
Dream babe to bang?
I attached a picture.
What do you love/hate about reality TV?
Depends how much money I would be paid.
How do you deal with the haters?
I treat haters with equal respect by ignoring them all or by verbally punching their moms’ balls.
What were you like in highschool?
Premium basketball player / freestyle valet victorian.
What was your last vivid dream?
I was getting into shape at my new home in Hollywood by doing push ups by the jacuzzi and curling 2 beautiful blondes as barbells.
What do you read when you are on a plane?
Where are you now?
What is your relationship like with Lil’ Debbie? Chippy? Kitty Pryde? Kreayshawn?
I love girls.
Who was the last person you talked to on the phone?
What was the last thing you bought?
New glow in the dark Bart Simpson Barkleys.
What is the last thing that made you say “whatever”?
When people said that I only got 3 million for being in Spring Breakers… I was like “WHATEVER BRO I GOT LIKE 10
Can you tell us something on your upcoming collab with Drake and A$AP Rocky?
BUY THE ALBUM.
Do you ever bicker with Andy Milonakis?
YEA ANDY OWES ME $15,00000.000.
If you were a weapon, what would you be?
LADYGUNN (questions that we dropped in a hat)
So, what’s up motherfucker, why you act like this?
Was that question directed to me or James Franco… *passes microphone to James Franco.*
Have you ever listened to RIFF RAFF the 70’s rock band?
I will have to check that out.
When is the last time you had sex? With who?
I’m a virgin, I’m waiting on the perfect beautiful butterscoth bikini babe to walk up and take my
life on a rollercoaster ride.
How did you come up with the name Jody Highroller?
The galaxy gave it to me.
What is your biggest fear?
ROCKIN SO MUCH ICE THAT iT FREEZES MY HEART.
Least favorite drug and why?
BAD COKE… BECAUSE U THINK U ARE GETTING THE REAL SHYT BUT THEN YOU END UP WITH A FUCKED UP ATTITUDE TRYING TO BUY A BOTTLE OF JACK DANIELS AT 3 IN THE MORNING TO GET DRUNK TO A POINT THAT OVERPOWERS THE BAD COKE … it’s like going to Spring Breakers expecting to see RiFF RaFF but it’s James Franco.
RiFF RaFF = Grade A Columbian Coke
James Franco = Meth mixed with Gold Medal flour and when you snort it, you feel like a retired sailor.
What is the best thing from Texas?
TOO MUCH STUFF TO NAME.