We had the good fortune of connecting with Angiie Bee and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Angiie, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
Risk taking is a necessity for me in my everyday life and career wise, for several reasons. My main reason being: I will never truly know what the outcome of something will be, unless I take the risk and see for myself. I also may never get out of my comfort zone if I don’t take risks sometimes. I’m a creative, I make music, so realistically speaking where would I really be if I DIDN’T take risks? You know? I come up with new ideas on a daily basis and sometimes the ideas pertain to things that I’ve never taken part in, but this is where risk taking comes in! I feel like anytime you step into something different, you’re taking a risk — but I always make sure to remember that there is always room to learn. So, even if I take a risk when it comes to my music and it fails, that’s just giving me more time to adjust, become comfortable, and do (whatever it may be) until it is executed the best way I see fit for myself. When it comes to life, from a general perspective, risk taking is vital. You never know until you try. Have you really lived if you’ve never taken a risk? Even something as small as getting on a rollercoaster, that’s a risk. Standing up to your parents, that can be a risk as well. But, those are just my personal opinions.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I chose a creative career solely because it is what called out to me first, around the age of 5/6. I’ve literally always been a person who put my all into anything creative. As I said before, I’m full of ideas and have always been. Anything that has ever sparked my interest was some form of art; music, graphic design, photography, writing, etc. I feel my happiest when I’m taking part in something creatively — it brings me peace and contentment, no matter what type of art I’m indulging in. I’m most proud about remaining my true authentic self, not dumbing anything down or shifting the way I am for the sake of others and what they do/don’t like. It hasn’t always been easy, especially when I feel like I’m not doing enough, or I’m simply being too hard on myself. What helped me overcome those challenges is remembering that I am ME, I am nobody else and they are not me. I’ve learned that I can’t depend on others and that I have to trust myself, as well as my ideas. At the end of the day, the end goal for me is simple and straight to the point. Wealth and Impact. I want my work to speak for itself and reach millions of people. I want myself as a person, as well as my music and anything else I do creatively, to resonate with others and help them realize they aren’t alone. I know there are so many others like me, specifically being a part of the LGBTQ community and dealing with mental health battles. I want the world to know that I, my brand, and my story are always authentic. I can’t put on facades, even more-so because I want people to know that there is no shame in anything I do or go through, and there shouldn’t be any shame in what they do or aspire to do either!
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
This question truly made me think, because I always feel there isn’t much to do; even in my city. However, I would head downtown (Times Square area, maybe a little further). I’d take my best friend out to eat at a small spot that many don’t know about, those are usually my go-to’s. After grabbing something to eat, catching up and such, I’d probably take them around Manhattan, specifically to shopping areas because I know that’s a forte for majority of my friends anyway. Visiting places like SpyScape, Escape The Room, Beat The BOMB etc, simply just for fun and some type of adrenaline rush. If not that, then probably a bar because those are always a vibe.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’d like to dedicate a shoutout to my little brothers, Tre & EZ for their love and the fact that they look up to me so heavily. Also, two other artists Ricky Mapes and MoneySign Hines who help inspire me to keep going with my music.