The self-described 'big and black, gay and vocal' rapper is often called "brave" by the media, but Chika doesn't see bravery as a compliment. As she pointed out to Vice, she has no reason to feel apologetic for being big, black, and gay — and she shouldn't be praised for existing unapologetically, either.
"I feel like the labels people place on me, like being brave, are oppressive . . . because it's underhanded," she explained. "It reinforces the standard. If you want to normalize something, don't draw attention to it. Like, yes, praise the things that are worth being praised, but for me, existing in my body is not worthy of praise."