Rapper Erica Banks quickly became a household name when her song “Buss It” became a viral challenge. Even celebrities like Chloe Bailey and Rico Nasty were seen grooving to her track. The song’s popularity resulted in a number of offers from big labels like DaBaby‘s Billion Dollar Baby Entertainment, but Banks decided to turn them down.
In an interview with The Neighborhood Talk, Banks detailed the reason behind refusing DaBaby’s label offer. When DaBaby sent her a direct message asking if she wanted to be the “First Lady of Billion Dollar Baby Entertainment,” she was ready to jump on the opportunity. Her mom advised her against it as it was still too early to be accepting offers and Banks listened to her mother.
“I had already turned everybody down. I personally did not sign with DaBaby because I was very excited, it was my second offer, I was like, ‘Hell yeah.’ I was about to get all the planning done. But then I called my mom, like, ‘This is what I’m about to do, I’m about to go sign with DaBaby.’ She’s like, ‘Oh no, we need to slow down. This is only the second offer. We’re not gonna just jump on whatever.’ Once she explained to my why it’s important to wait I was like, okay, you know what? You’re right. So I decided to wait. And now I’m glad I didn’t make a decision that I made because that’s a little early. You don’t want to take the first two offers, the first three. You might get something that fits you better.”
It looks like her decision proved to be the right move for the rapper as she went on to sign a deal with Warner Records.
We wish the young rapper loads of success in all her future projects.