Krewella discuss the negative stereotypes of women in EDM
In a recent video interview with Forbes, sisters Jahan and Yasmine Yousaf of Krewella detail a variety of topics like their career beginnings, social media addiction and controversial Internet backlash after the lawsuit from former group member Rain Man. Most prominently, they share their thoughts on the misconceptions and negative portrayal of successful women within the electronic music industry. “It’s important to recognize that there are still certain stereotypes,” said Jahan. “There are so many rumors that go around still – if there’s a woman that’s successful it’s because … she slept with this person, or she bought her way into this, rather than her just having talent.”
Yasmine echoed a similar sentiment. “We need to change the dialogue to make it OK for women to try the same exact things that men do. I think in time you’ll see an equal amount of women on these lineups.”
Though the Forbes expose is largely steered into the conversation of feminism by the duo, the article briefly mentions that the heated lawsuit between the sisters and their ex-band mate Kris Trindl (known as Rain Man) has finally come to a close, though no details are given. It also points out that though Krewella are among the highest-earning female dance acts in the world – raking in nearly $8 million last year – no women have yet to crack the company’s annual Electronic Cash Kings list.
Watch the full video interview here.