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Brooke Candy @ L.A. PRIDE 6/11/17 // Photo by Summer Dos Santos (@SummerDosSantos) for www.BlurredCulture.com.
Brooke Candy @ L.A. PRIDE 6/11/17 // Photo by Summer Dos Santos (@SummerDosSantos) for www.BlurredCulture.com.


There’s numerous ways to describe Brooke Candy and one of the first that comes to mind is: outspoken. She makes it known that she says and does whatever she wants and does not care what the mainstream music industry has to say about it. This is one of the reasons why she’s a ferocious advocate for the gay community and life-long ally.

Brooke Candy first arrived on the scene with an appearance in Grimes’ music video for “Genesis” and the soon after the release of her own video for “Das Me”. She initially garnered much attention for her highly sexualized lyrics and look, including her openness about being pansexual. Candy eventually began to collaborate with artists like Diplo, Sia, and Jack Antonoff. She even collaborated on a makeup line with MAC in August 2015, which is a type of recognition most artists deeply desire but aren’t able to obtain.

At the start of her set, Candy slowly walked on stage wearing a knee length leather jacket, customized with a hand-painted portrait of the famous slain child beauty queen, Jon Benet Ramsey. Around her neck was a Victorian-era collar and under her jacket she later revealed a nude bodysuit with handfuls of bedazzled patches. One was particularly large and a Harley Davidson-esque design with the emblazoned words “Highly Dangerous Mother Fucker” placed across her stomach. Visually, Brooke already garnered inquisitive looks, but once she began to rap her notable single “Everybody Does”, more pride patrons began to rush to the stage.

Out of all the acts, she drew the largest crowd that was seemingly all too familiar with her discography. Halfway through her set, she brought onstage Hannah Vandermolen and Tommy Lee (of  Mötley Crüe fame), introducing them as her new band members for a rock side project she started. Brooke also invited a bevy of beautiful Victorian-dressed drag queens onto the stage to accompany her for the song, “Opulence”.  Nearing the end of her set, one of the drag queens carried a Trump piñata onto the stage and Brooke instructed Tommy Lee to lay down, proceeding to spank him with it.

Brooke Candy is nothing short of shy or one to allow herself to be walked over. She’s made her love of the gay community known and even started a movement to take back the negative implications of the word fag. Candy is one of the most inclusive and politically outspoken artists of our era, who also knows how to entertain a crowd. Whether its 20 or 2,000 people, Brooke Candy puts on a goddamn good show.

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