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Kaliii Is Wearing Latex in Her Barbie Dreams


This is SOUND ADVICE, a weekly destination for playlists curated by Interview’s friends, enemies, and lovers. Over the past few weeks, we’ve gathered playlists by Paris Texas, Ethel Cain, and Alfonso La Cruz. This week, we venture into Barbieland, where Kaliii greets us with a playlist of matriarchal bops. After “Area Codes” made a splash on and offline, the 23-year-old Atlanta native joined K-pop girls Fifty Fifty on Barbie The Album for a perky plastic dance-pop anthem, “Barbie Dreams.” To accompany the all-girl rap playlist she curated especially for us, Kaliii answered our SOUND ADVICE questionnaire, where we peeked into her bedroom playlist and discovered her Barbie Dream House essentials.


Where do you dance? In the mirror.

What’s on your bedroom playlist? Kehlani, Ariana Grande and Jhené Aiko.

Fuck, marry, kill: Spotify, Soundcloud, Apple Music? Can I marry them all?

Bluetooth or wired headphones? Bluetooth.

What song on this playlist is your Barbie theme song? “Barbie Dreams” of course.

Who do you trust most with the aux? Me.

What’s the “Kaliii Barbie” wearing? A pink latex bodysuit that looks like it’s painted on. 

What was your first concert? A Mindless Behavior concert.  

Favorite song on Barbie: The Album after yours? Barbie World” – Ice Spice & Nicki Minaj

What song do you listen to before you go on stage? I don’t listen to music before performing, I go over my set list with my DJ and repeat positive affirmations in my head. 

Name your favorite artist no one knows about: My favorite artist no one knows about is Rich Nanni, we’ve been best friends since grade school. 

Three things you’re putting in your Barbie Dream House? Lambo truck in my garage, walk-in closet the size of a small apartment and a chef’s kitchen.

What song do you have on repeat? Sexyy Red – “SkeeYee”

What’s your favorite album cover of all time? Missy Elliott – The Real World   

Who’s the queen of pop? The material girl!