Sunday, September 2, 2012

Artist Interview - Youtube Vlogger Michelle82478

A few years ago, I was introduced to Michelle82478 via YouTube. The first time I watched a video of Michelle's I could not stop laughing. I automatically subscribed and shared her videos with my friends. She was and is the realist vlogger on youtube. Michelle (to me) is a true New Yorker and I love it!

CortesNyc and I met up with Michelle and decided to interview her. I played camerawoman and he played moderator. Here's the video interview along with a quick q&a I did with Michelle. 

It's my pleasure to introduce you to Michelle82478.

Tameeka Time: Who is Michelle82478 aka Michee? 
Michee: Michee is a lover of life and a hater of all those lacking common sense. Michee is also a musical genius who's yet to be discovered due to her shy nature. 

Tameeka Time: Give me a brief history of who you are. 
Michee: Imma human being 1st and foremost. I have feelings I breathe in and out just like everybody blood is red and my farts stink like shit. As a child I was spoiled, as a teen I was reckless, in my 20's I was a madwoman and now in my 30's Imma lunatic who loves to sing and create shit...I hate rules people telling me what to do, so lets see how far I make it in life shall we :)

Tameeka Time: Why do you vlog?
Michee: Its almost like a video diary, that and also its just a great way to be creative and express people new things, make em laugh and shit...I love to vlog, some people think it's corny and shit but I dont give a fuck..I do it cause I love it, and I love interacting with and meeting other vloggers. 

Tameeka Time: What are your thoughts on youtube?
Michee: I think YT is great..I first went on YT to watch a music video and now thru YT I've learned how to do make maaaaaad shit, met a lot of talented people, some of which have become friends. It's a great way to get yourself out there if you want to be noticed, or discovered, or whatever the fuck it is ya looking to do, you feel me.  

Tameeka Time: How does your family react to your vlogs?
Michee: They laugh at me and tell me I'm crazy or how could I post such crazy or fresh shit but they like them, shit, they're in half of my videos so I know they're okay with it. When I was in Puerto Rico my lil sister Cely would play the rated pg videos for my nephews to watch as to prevent them from forgetting their titi.  

Tameeka Time: I've noticed some of your videos show you with your family, is there any family that refuses to be apart of your vlog channel?
Michee: My mom tells me each every time I record her not to put her on YT as does my uncle, but I never listen, lmao. 

Tameeka Time: Tell me about your youtube fans?
Michee: They are the nicest, realest, craziest, sincere people. I love em all..I don't think of them as fans though, more like people who can relate to me, who get me my lunacy and don't judge me for being so vulgar and bizarre. They’re my online buddy's.  

Tameeka Time: What's the craziest thing a fan has said and what was your response?
Michee: This one unidentified person said to me "your tits probably sag to the floor", my response was, "I wear an A cup, my tit's will Never sag to the floor, so Fuck You!", I said it in a video...well, that was said by a hater not a fan, but in the end the haters are the true fans U Heard ;) 

Tameeka Time: What's your sign? Do you even believe in astrology?
Michee: Imma Virgo, and yes I do believe...I'm into mystical shit like astrology, tarot cards, palm reading..I fuckin believe in aliens, big foot, and nessy for Christ's sake.

Tameeka Time: What type of music do you listen to? Give me some example.
Michee: Love me some reggae, hip hop, rock shit, slow jams, R&B shit, throwbacks...some pop shit but not too much..I love mostly all types of music, if there were no music I think I'd fuckin die yo. 

Tameeka Time: What 3 words come to mind when people say "New York City"?
Michee: Home Sweet Home. 

Tameeka Time: I've heard your poems, which one is your favorite? Would you ever release them on the internet? Have you been writing lately?
Michee: The love poems are all my favorites...some of the poems I wrote in the winter of 2010 will always stand out in my mind. I've wanted to recite some poetry in my videos but I don't think I ever really have. Most of my poems are about being in love or hurt by love and I don't really like to tell people how I'm really feeling when I'm hurt so I'll write a poem or a song and keep it to myself, but sometimes I'll share a poem with a lover or an ex just so they can know how I feel when I cant vocalize my thoughts. I've been writing a lot lately..wrote 2 songs...think they'll be hits if I can get some music to go with the words, lol.

Tameeka Time: Tell me about Puerto Rico? I'm one of your fans and I saw a bunch of photos and status updates about Puerto Rico.
Michee: Puerto Rico was a roller coaster ride of emotions. I went over there to take care of my grandma was going to have a triple bypass. I was there for 2 1/2 months and thank God my grandma's surgery went well!! During my time out there my aunt & myself bumped heads and got into it a couple of times..we are currently not boyfriend at the time cheated on me and I was forced to break up with him. It was hard out there because so many things were being thrown at me back to back but in the end that trip showed me what I was made of...I can do anything I put my mind to and like my dad kept telling me, "positive thinking goes a long way"...but I must confess, I was very negative when it came to the drama with my aunt...oh well, fuck it, the saga continues.
Tameeka Time: Your nails always look gorgeous, do you do them yourself? If so tell me about it? What's your favorite design? 
Michee: Thanks man, yea I do them myself…been doing my own nails for about 3 years now..I used to bite my nails for years (still do every now & then when shit gets serious, lol) then one day I stopped and started painting them..its another way to express myself & how I’m feeling on any given day…their like 10 mini canvases right there on ya hands to fuck with, I love it…some of my favorites designs are the Iced out nails (nail covered in rhinestones), painting lil faces, holiday nails, I really like when all 10 nails have a different design.

Tameeka Time: What's a typical week like for Michee?  
Michee: Since I've been back from P.R a typical week for Michee consists of Michee running around like a chicken without a damn head looking for a J.O.B...when I'm not going on interviews I'm helping my mom out or chillen with my lil sister Cely or brother Juancho...I write in my journal almost everyday, I sing, I act a damn fool, and I try to make something everyday...homemade tea bags, ice cream in a bag, rag really don't matter what I make as long as I make something...strange I know.

Tameeka Time: What's a typical weekend like for Michee? 
Michee: Friday night- Chillen in the crib or chillen with friends.
Saturday - laundry, cooking, anything can go down at night, really all depends on whats my mood.
Sunday - sleeping in, visit lil sister and nephews, read or study russian, chill on my fires escape which is like my own private spot, basically not much of anything unless something pops up or I feel like going out somewhere. In the end my life is pretty fuckin boring man.

Tameeka Time: Do you twitter? Do you have a tumblr page?
Michee: I have a twitter page and I hardly ever tweet. I have nothing to say to the twitter community, like, what does one say to these people, I have no clue so I just don't ever really go on that shit....IDK what tumblr is, sounds familiar though. 

Tameeka Time: What / who's your inspiration?
Michee: My mom, dad, grandparents, and anyone with a good honest heart who has succeeded in life and done right by themselves & others. 

Tameeka Time: Any last words for the internet out there?
Michee: Yup, I love you All, and when I'm gone my laughter will live on via YT ;)
lol, lmao, I wish I knew how to type out my laugh.......   hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhargkkkkargggggghaaaahhhhhhhhhkkkkkkkkkkSnort :)

For More info on Michelle82478 go to her youtube page: 

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