“Shut your mouth, the girls are gonna speak now,” demands Cinnamon Babe on her pulsating, dominating and sometimes scary new single “Loose”. The track, and accompanying music video, are officially non-negotiable additions to any Halloween party playlist, so take note. Check them out for yourself below.
In “Loose”, Cinnamon Babe (the nu-metal musical project of influencer and actress Stormi Maya) tackles the issue of misogyny, and how men look to reap the benefits of sexualized women, while at the same time denigrating them. The track is a follow-up to her viral hit “Rock N’ Roll Is Black‘.
The violent and beautiful video for “Loose” comes directed by Alison-Eve Hammersley, a visionary who has also collaborated with Maya on a series of horror-themed anthology videos this month (you can take a peek at them on her IG). This spooky project led to Maya tapping Hammersley to direct the video for “Loose”.
“Sex work is what I had to turn to for survival when I was a teenager when I was leaving foster care and into homelessness,” shares Maya who herself dealt with poverty in her childhood. “I had went back and forth from minimum wage jobs but it was never enough to pay bills, especially in New York City. I first got into stripping at age 18 and I stuck with it for a couple years. I also was a dominatrix, sugar baby and nude model. In those years I dealt with a lot of mistreatment, harassment and abuse from the same men that wanted me for my sexuality. Within the strip club a lot of the same men that were there paying for my service were the same men that were looking down on me. Men would buy my nude photos, watch my sexy videos and call me a whore and slut in the comments.“
It’s hard to accept that the men that I make happy with my images and company are the same men that turn on me and call me out by name when they don’t get their way. Even on my Onlyfans, I have men paying monthly that still message me insults for what I do…as they pay for it! I stand with sex workers no matter the gender. I hope they legalize sex work so it can be protected and girls can rely on law enforcement for protection and not pimps. I wish I lived in a world where adults having consensual sex and being sexual wasn’t so taboo. My biggest inspiration for the song was ‘Whore’ by In This Moment. That song empowered me so much. Because it’s true – they love me for everything they hate me for.”
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