Music

Cunt Mafia’s Don Contessa Stuto on Her New Video ‘Horny Lil’ Slut’

Music

Cunt Mafia’s Don Contessa Stuto on Her New Video ‘Horny Lil’ Slut’

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A ringleader of New York nightlife and queen of “Cunt Mafia,” Contessa Stuto has never been one to revel in subtleties. Her latest single, “Horny Lil’ Slut,” is as boisterous as it gets, featuring Contessa earnestly growling, “I’m a horny lil’ slut, and I wanna fuckin’ fuck, fuck a horny lil’ slut,” over a fiery Cobra Krames-produced beat. In the brazen track, Ms. “Donatella Versace Pussy” brings us inside her twisted fantasy, seductively cooing about licking her boots, “daddy’s” VHS porn and hard nipples—casual.

The music video, directed by Rosalina Merrihue and Gabriel Magdaleno, shows Contessa dressed in an amazing lineup of barely-there looks, as she bites on prayer beads, gets tied up in a chair and hitchhikes on the side of a road. Check out our exclusive video premiere and read our interview with Contessa, where we talk about her dreams of being a housewife, our vapid society and sexism in the music industry.

How did “Horny Lil’ Slut” come about?

“Horny Lil’ Slut” is one of the first songs I’ve ever written, even before “Reign in Ratchet.” It began as a punk freestyle centered around the female identity and in this case, a romantic conquest or journey.  It’s a focused memoir about a time in my life and exhibits a certain female prowess. I’m talking about being a powerful, dominant female, while simultaneously being submissive and in love, which is an ultimate mind fuck. I think everyone is confused when it comes to sexuality, so “Horny Lil’ Slut” explores multiple dimensions of my queer, female identity.

Talk about the lyrics—are they based off a specific memory?

The lyrics are based off a few experiences I’ve had with past lovers. They celebrate my being a dominant underground female, while still venturing into hetero-normative fantasies like being submissively in love and catering to my male counterpart. Coming from my lifestyle, there is something dreamy about being both a housewife and a naughty, “Horny Lil’ Slut” all at the same time—it’s the ultimate fantasy.

What was your vision for the “Horny Lil’ Slut” music video?

The music video is a compilation of almost two years of footage, inspired by all the industrial, Goth artists that I grew up with during the ’90s. I want everyone who watches it to see, “Contessa,” meaning it’s very me—very identifiable.

How have you seen the underground change with the Internet?

Right now, our society is so vapid and aesthetically driven that it has no inner emotion. I couldn’t imagine growing up now and being force fed alternative-ism through these colorful pop music videos that promote lowbrow shock value. In reality, it’s all just female degradation—another form of sexual exploitation. Hipsters are going to coffee shops and organic markets, believing they are a part of something underground, when it’s like going to a patriarchal music label’s showcase and thinking that trap rappers are punk and cutting edge. In reality, they’re selling consumerism and sexism through verbal illiteracy and ignorance. Legends aren’t born in the music industry, anymore—that is dead.

Your live show often ends with your top coming completely off—what goes through your mind while performing?

I feel so fabulous when I perform—everything happens relatively organically. My words and emotions allow me to connect with the audience, so I feel like I’m in an entirely different dimension. Society is irrelevant as the world stops and stares.