Music

Premiere: Uncle Meg’s ‘I Love Being Bad’ is an Ode to High School Rebellion

Music

Premiere: Uncle Meg’s ‘I Love Being Bad’ is an Ode to High School Rebellion

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Photography: Franey Miller
Styling: Sam Bates

Following the release of “Taylor Swift,” which saw Uncle Meg reveling in signature pop satire, the queer rapper returns today with “I Love Being Bad,” featuring SamWise, off her debut full-length, Bug, out Nov. 4. Similarly tongue-in-cheek, the Brooklyn-based Hand Job Academy alumnus wrote this track as an ode to high school rebellion, admitting she’s not as “bad” as she once was.

“I’m mostly just a nice nerd, now,” Uncle Meg said. “For some reason ‘being bad’ always comes back to me even as an adult. I tend to float in and out of it, so the lyrics in my verses start out from High School and then turn into present-day ‘being bad.'”

Rebellion for Uncle Meg today includes stealing toilet paper from her workplace—relatable, really—listening to Alexa Chung’s conversations at work, while pretending to have headphones in, and hanging out at strip clubs: “Show your tits, it’s so fun, while I’m poppin’ bubble gum.” She also references when porn star Carter Cruise tried making out with her at SXSW this year: “Carter Cruise, she want this dyke,” Uncle Meg repeats.

Watch the BULLETT premiere of Uncle Meg’s “I Love Being Bad,” below: