Justina Valentine – ‘The Real Justina’

Justina Valentine will be a familiar name with regular readers of EP, as we’ve written about her no fewer than four times over the past year and a half. Last year, 2017, was a banner year for Justina. Apart from her stunning videos ‘Deep End’, Crushing On You’, and ‘Sunlight’, she cemented herself in the celebrity firmament by becoming a fan favourite on Nick Cannon’s ‘Wild ‘N Out’, where she’s developed a reputation for her freestyle talent as well as her huge personality – who could forget her freestyling while riding a mechanical bull? Justina has also been enlisted to be a part of the new season of MTVs ‘The Challenge: Chamsp vs Stars’, where she’s more than held her own, in some of the most gruelling of competitions.

Justina hasn’t stopped with her music – her latest track, ‘The Real Justina’, is a reimagining of Eminem’s ‘The Real Slim Shady’, and is the first rease from her ‘Feminem’ mixtape. The followup to ‘Scarlet Letter’ finds Valentine paying tribute to Eminem, as she spits out her own interpretations of the legendary rapper’s classic tracks. Any other artist might find this a challenge too far – but Justina Valentine’s fire and bravado is the perfect match to stay true to the original spirit of the album.



Justina has taken the lyrics of ‘The Real Slim Shady’ and reworked them to fit perfectly with her own story of being a white female rapper in 2018. She also takes her cues from Eminem in he video, and with a seemingly endless line of red-headed Justinas following her wherever she goes, getting in her way, imposters and impersonators, it’s difficult to work out who exactly is the real Justina. But by the end of the video we know exactly who she is – her real talent rises to the top, and all the frauds fall by the wayside.

The ‘Feminem’ mixtape is available to download for free here. Find out more about Justina Valentine from her official website, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

About the author

Lisa has been writing for over 20 years, starting as the entertainment editor on her university newspaper. Since then she's written for Popwrapped, Maximum Pop, Celebmix, and ListenOnRepeat.

Lisa loves all good music, with particular fondness for Jedward and David Bowie. She's interviewed Edward Grimes (Jedward), Kevin Godley, Trevor Horn, Paul Young, Peter Cox (Go West), Brendan B Brown (Wheatus), Bruce Foxton (The Jam), among many many more. Lisa is also available for freelance writing - please email lisa@essentiallypop.com

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