Viral ‘Ellen DeGeneres Show’ Star Sophia Grace Reinvents Herself as a Rap Artist


All grown up! Sophia Grace Brownlee, who was discovered by Ellen DeGeneres in 2011, has reinvented herself as a rapper — and the internet is shook.

Brownlee, now 15, recently released a music video for her new song, “Can’t Sleep,” seven years after she and cousin Rosie McClelland first rapped along to Nicki Minaj’s “Super Bass” on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

“People saying they want me to be the same as I was before. It annoys me because I’m not that person anymore and they always ask me to go back to how I was, but I’m different and that’s not who I am,” the teenager says at the beginning of the video. “So I want to show people I’m a different person now and I’ve changed, but that’s okay because everyone changes.”