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Rico Nasty Wants You To Know She Really Fucking Loves Olives

"If you like olives, you know why you like them. If you don't like olives, then keep your fucking comments to your fucking self."

Rico Nasty Artist Alphabet

You’d expect that Rico Nasty and Lizzo would have hung out a hundred times by now.

After all, the pair are some of the most exciting and groundbreaking artists currently making music — albeit in totally different ways. Lizzo combines the smooth textures and raunchy beats of R&B with the best of pop, while Rico Nasty is a Hennessy bottle filled with battery acid, all beauty and horror at a thousand miles per hour.

But the pair only met very recently — while in Australia, no less. That’s the story as Nasty tells it in the Music Junkee series The Artist Alphabet, video interviews dedicated to the stories musicians just won’t tell anywhere else.

“The first day that we fucking got here we got to the pool,” she explains. “I go to the pool and Lizzo was at the pool, and I think this was the first time I saw a celebrity and I didn’t know what to say. I was just like, ‘Hi.’ She was like, ‘Hey, you look amazing.’ And I just went, ‘Hi.'”

It was the conclusion of a long attempt by Nasty to hang out with the beloved pop star. “We’ve had shows where our dressing rooms were [next to each other.] We don’t ever get to meet … So many people were like, we gotta get you together. What are the chances we meet at a fucking pool?”

From there, Nasty had even wilder stories to tell, like the time she smoked weed in an Irish hotel bathroom and got herself in a shedload of trouble, or her experience as an olive addict.

“I’ve been liking olives,” Nasty. “If you like olives, you know why you like them. If you don’t like olives, then keep your fucking comments to your fucking self. I’m gonna eat them, and you’re gonna love me still.”

Watch the whole bugnuts interview in full here: