Elizabeth Eden Harris (born May 31, 1997), professionally known as CupcakKe, is a rapper born and raised in Chicago. Eden began rapping at the age of 13, having an innocent upbringing growing up in the church, and adopted her nickname “CupcakKe”. She started off reading church poetry and later began rapping. In 2015, she broke the internet with her sexually charged anthems “Deepthroat” and “Vagina”. In February 2016, the rapper released her first mixtape, entitled Cum Cake. The mixtape received praise by both fans and critics, including Complex and Paper Magazine.
In June 2016, CupcakKe announced her second musical project entitled ‘’S.T.D (Shelters to Deltas)‘’ which was considered one of the Best Rap Albums of 2016 by Rolling Stone magazine which dropped June 19, 2016.
Over time, her music achieved mass success and she gained a huge following of fans. However, it wasn’t always as good as it seemed. Throughout her music career, she has suffered through multiple issues including being “cancelled” by K-Pop stans, living through an abusive relationship, making threats of suicide, and overcoming a gambling addiction.
Recently, following the release of “Grilling Niggas,” cupcakKe began posting cryptic messages on her Twitter (now deleted) and Instagram, which alarmed fans.
Firstly, she tweeted about Camila Cabello, former Fifth Harmony member, accusing her of racism, and claimed that she “fucked [her] man” referring to Shawn Mendes. She also went on a heated rant on an Instagram Live shortly after.
Finally, she revealed what was truly going on. In a shocking, emotional video. CupcakKe revealed that the strange tweets were to bring attention to the fact that she would be “quitting music” and cancelling the “10K Tour” that she was presently on. She claimed that a video of a young girl dancing to her viral sex song, Deepthroat, sparked a realization that her raunchy music had possibly been “corrupting the youth.”
Furthermore, she revealed some of the aforementioned struggles including the gambling addiction that costed her a significant amount of money.
Her Twitter account has been deleted, and her Instagram has been cleared, with her profile picture being changed to a dark, noisy image. Some fans speculate that this may be the start of a re-brand or new era for cupcakKe, or maybe a break from music. However, it is very possible this truly is the end of her music.