Anitta is opening up to Billboard about just how much she went through to get here. The music mag visited the Brazilian superstar during her Coachella rehearsals to talk about her insane success, where she opened up about the difference between being a celebrity in her home of Rio De Janeiro, versus being internationally known.“Being an international artist is not only about being famous wherever you go, because the world is so big,” Anitta told the publication. “It’s about being able to impact culturally different areas at the same time.”The Versions of Me artist went on to recall how her brother responded when she first told him she wanted to “go international” back in 2015. “’Why?
You will need to start from the bottom and do the s**t you were doing six years ago,’” her brother told her. “You don’t even have the energy anymore.’”“And I told him that’s what I wanted, although I was really scared,” she confessed. “It meant I would abandon everything I had done. I knew that if I failed, everyone in my country would laugh at me. That’s what happens to everyone who tries and fails.
I didn’t want to become a joke. I wanted it to happen for real.”Of course, getting here wasn’t easy, and the star’s brother wasn’t the only person to tell her that international success wasn’t going to happen.“Many executives at labels told me that it was impossible to have an international career as a Brazilian, and they weren’t being mean — they just had never seen anyone do it recently,” Anitta said.Read more on us.hola.com