Bhad Bhabie gives speech to Oxford Union
Danielle ‘Bhad Bhabie’ Bregoli spoke about abuse, her career and rise to fame at a highly awaited Oxford Union address this week.
The Florida rapper, 19, was greeted with a rapturous applause when she walked into the hall and sat down to be interviewed.
Students were spotted queueing for hours as they waited for the US artist to take the stage and deliver a speech on November 2.
The rapper and reality television star rose to fame after she appeared on an episode of Dr. Phil called I Want to Give Up My Car-Stealing, Knife-Wielding, Twerking 13-Year-Old Daughter Who Tried to Frame Me for a Crime!
She went viral with the phrase, ‘Cash me outside’, and more recently Ms Bregoli, with the help of American artists Kodak Black and Lil Yachty, embarked on a music career under the stage name Bhad Bhabie.
In April last year, she created an OnlyFans account and in just her first six hours on the X-rated subscription social media site she netted $1 million, going on to make $50 million in her first year.
Danielle ‘Bhad Bhabie’ Bregoli (pictured) at the Oxford Student Union, where she spoke about her rise to fame and career
More recently Ms Bregoli (above), with the help of Amrican artists Kodak Black and Lil Yachty, embarked on a music career under the stage name Bhad Bhabie
The 19-year-old internet sensation (pictured) was greeted with a rapturous applause when she walked into the hall and sat down to be interviewed
Among those who have been speakers at the prestigious institution in the past include former presidents such as Ronald Reagan, Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton; dignitaries such as Queen Elizabeth II, Mother Teresa and the Dalai Lama; historical figures such as Malcolm X and Albert Einstein; and entertainment icons such as Billy Joel and Sir Elton John.
At her address Bhad Bhabie said she wanted to help ‘young hustlers’ starting their own business.
In August she was involved with the Educapital Foundation in the forming of the Bhad Scholarship, a $1.7 million scholarship to aid 1,000 students in trade and technical schools.
‘While developing this scholarship programme, it was great collaborating with Educapital’s Aisha Rodriguez and Dr. Brenita Mitchell, both amazing women giving amazing opportunities to the next generation of entrepreneurs,’ she said.
‘We didn’t want to just give out tuition funds but also help the grads with startup capital to launch their own businesses. I can’t wait to see what these young hustlers do.’
Recipients of the Bhad Scholarship will get $1,000 to earmark toward their trade school educations, with 50 getting $10,000 in capital to begin their businesses, according to the outlet. Bregoli will also select graduates to get full scholarships from a fund of $200,000.
The businesswoman gave her speech 24 hours before female education activist and Nobel Peace Prize winning Malala Yousafzai.
At her Oxford Union address Bhad Bhabie said she wanted to help ‘young hustlers’ starting their own business
The businesswoman gave her speech 24 hours before female education activist and Nobel Peace Prize winning Malala Yousafzai (Pictured: Ms Bregoli at the ’47 Metres down film premiere)
During her teenage years she spent months at Turn-About Ranch which is a mental health service in Utah catering for troubled young people. (Pictured: Ms Bregoli at the ’47 Meters Down: Uncaged’ film premiere)
Ms Bregoli was born on March 26, 2003 in Florida.
She rose to fame after she appeared on Season 15, Episode eight of the chat show Dr Phil.
A member of the audience tried to heckle the teenager, to which she replied ‘Cash Me Outside, How Bout Dat?’ which became a viral meme on social media.
She became the youngest female rapper to earn a place on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with debut single These Heaux.
During her teenage years she spent months at Turn-About Ranch, a mental health service in Utah where she claimed she was abused.
In April 2021 Bhad Bhabie launched her OnlyFans account and broke the records for earning potential on the site.
The young sensation copped $1million dollars in just six hours and sits on a total of $52million from her trade.
Primarily known for her quip on live TV, the singer admitted she wanted to be known for her millions.
The entrepreneur has heavily invested in the US real estate market and has boasted about having more money than her family.
Even after all her success she claimed her parents still see her as a ‘disappointment’.