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By Daniel Borgen, PQ Monthly

Kitty: Hola

Jeau: Hola estamos Bomb Ass Pussy.

Mixxxy: Why are the two of you speaking Spanish?

Jeau: I thought we doing an interview in Spanish because Kitty said, “Hola.”

Mixxxy: She always says Hola.

Kitty: Yeah, it’s part of our heritage. Who we are and where we come from. Because I’m proud to be Latin!

Jeau: Yes you are girl. We all are.

Mixxxy: That, and the fact that she’s trying to get other people in the habit of saying it too.

Jeau: To share our culture with others?

Mixxxy: Yes, but not really, she’s actually afraid of being sued, because people see her and say “Hello, Kitty” all the time.

Daniel: Okay. Hola Kitty, Jeau and Mixxxy—how do you each identify?

Kitty: As a human being.

Mixxxy: I think he wants you to be more specific.

Kitty: All right. I’m an exotic, erotic, hypnotic, robotic, supersonic, man-lusting, woman-loving, sexy, confident, educated, trans-woman. Bam!

Jeau: Robotic?

Kitty: It rhymed.

Jeau: (laughing) Shut up, you’re dumb. But, that’s why I love you. Anyways, I’m gay, just gay.

Mixxxy: Yes, I’m sure I’ve handled enough dicks to be considered gay.

Daniel: How many is that?

Mixxxy: One, it only takes one other than your own, and then you’re hooked.

Daniel: Kitty, you said you consider yourself a trans-woman, how do you feel about the word “tranny”? And, as a group what frustrates you most about being “called out” for using it in your song “Daddy Issue”?

Jeau: She’s the one who says it.

Kitty: First off, I don’t like any form of hate speech, but it’s out there. I’ve learned to become more tolerant of others’ ignorance. I challenge my own ignorance because I know that I cannot fully understand the meaning of a word if I’m not listening to the whole sentence. Don’t we learn that in third grade grammar? My verse in the song “Daddy Issues” is written about men who fetishize trans-women. To them, we are mere objects of sexual desire. It’s my take on what I experience from those individuals’ issues with me. I am not speaking hate or for anyone else, only my reflection on the issue and the language they choose to use. The song is on our Sound Cloud (https://soundcloud.com/bombasspussy). There’s a link on our Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/wegotthatboomboom). I would not allow someone to disrespect me, but just like the word slut, sometime in bed I liked to be called it. I love to get my naughty slutty tr**ny titties, yeah you like that don’t you, you little…

Jeau: Damn girl.

Kitty: Sorry, I got excited.

Mixxxy: Sometime things get misunderstood or misinterpreted, but that’s why it’s important to actually listen. Plus, if you got a question comment or concern, you can hit us up. We really like interacting with people who see us perform.

Daniel: What’s your response to critics who say BAP is out of line for talking about “Chola Wit A Gun”? I’m talking specifically about that weird/concerned blogger who called the band out after seeing the show before the Jinkx performance.

Jeau: “Aint nobody got time for that”

Kitty: (laughing) He don’t know my life! That song is a tribute to strong women who handle life as it was given to them. It’s not to promote violence, Chola’s gun is her strength, and as long as she stays strong she’s gonna be ok. It takes a true understanding to know what that is like. Not to mention it’s about my mother, I am proud of where I come from and I refuse to let anyone shame me for it.

Jeau: So what we’re not brown enough now? I’m just kidding, but we don’t pay much attention cuz people got…

pq_july_2013_pub_cover(Kitty Jeau and Mixxxy all say): AUDACITY!

Mixxxy: It’s the new single we are dropping. It’s our take on people just having the nerve. See we take whatever energy is there and turn it into something useful!

Jeau: We’ve been hard at work and trying to get our album put together.  We been hanging and collaborating with Kizmet (Kim Delacy), who just got back from tour. Lisa Dank in Seattle says she’s got something dangerous for us. We are on the way up and people who don’t like that are gonna come at us. It’s cool, let them come because we got one another and we keep each other focused.

Mixxxy: There’s a lot to come from Bomb Ass Pussy in the near future. We’ve taken the time off of performing to handle business. The only show we have on our plate right now is on Valentines Day performing at The Love Ball.

Kitty: I love balls.

Editor’s note: To be clear, Kitty identifies as a trans woman. So stop calling her a drag queen.

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