Nessa Barrett Reflects on Her Journey From TikTok to the Mic

influencer 101

| LAST UPDATE 11/12/2021

By Jessica Lopez
nessa barrett album music
Astrid Stawiarz/WireImage/Getty Images

We may have first met her on our TikTok feeds, but she certainly hasn't stayed there. Nessa Barrett's come a long way since making it big in the lip-syncing world - but that doesn't mean it's been easy. The influencer-turned-artist recently opened up about her journey to Hollywood. And perhaps we could all learn a thing or two from her in the process...

nessa barrett tiktok music
Scott Legato/Getty Images

The 19-year-old beauty recently sat down with MTV to talk all things music. After all, who better than MTV’s November Push Artist to do just that? Safe to say, nothing was off limits when it came to reflecting on her career. From the dark music she's gravitated towards to the deeper meaning behind it, here's what the gothic princess had to say for herself.

nessa barrett EP music
Instagram via @nessabarrett

For starters, her public journey towards self-discovery was never meant to be kept secret. And she hopes we could all learn a thing or two from it. "There’s no wrong in showing that you’re hurt or bothered by what someone has done to you," the artist revealed. "I feel like I was tired of hearing, 'Oh, I wish them the best no matter what.'" But that's not the only narrative she's been desperate to change.

nessa barrett music news
Instagram via @nessabarrett

"There’s a stigma for people who are in the public eye that they’re less than human," the dark pop-star reflected during an earlier interview. "I think a lot of people forget that I have real feelings and I’ve dealt with real struggles. What am I doing to help everyone else out there who knows me if I don’t share my story?" Sure enough, she's used her music and the platform it's given her to do exactly that...

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
nessa barrett tiktok mtv
Kevin Mazur/Getty Images

Fast forward to today, and the unapologetic queen is proud of her journey - the scars, shed tears and every road bump in between. "I’ve never been perfect and I’m never going to be perfect," she explained. But her perfect imperfections are exactly what make her the powerful voice she is today. Be sure to check out Pretty Poison. And of course, stay tuned for all the latest updates.