Published: Feb. 12, 2021

Rico Nasty, a rapper, singer andsongwriter who recently released her debut album Nightmare Vacation, will give a CU virtual performance and talk on Feb. 23. Nasty is being hosted by the Cultural Events Board, or CEB,a CU Boulder student-led organization.

The free event will take place on Zoom at 6p.m. (MST) and is open only to CU Boulder students (undergraduate and graduate), faculty and staff. Attendance is limited to 3,000 attendees. Audience members are encouraged to submit questions when they pre-register.

“CEB really wanted to step away from a traditional speaker-interview format this year, in light of the challenges the pandemic has presented to the CU Boulder community,” said Anuja Gore, chair of the Cultural Events Board. “Rico Nasty is an artist who continuously experiments with her music, and has pushed the bounds of hyperpop and hip-hop culture. The Board is incredibly excited to watch her perform and explore what influences and inspires her music.”

About Rico Nasty

Twenty-three-year-old Nasty is known for her punk-style rap. A rapper since her teenyears, her YouTube videos have garnered millions of views.She also has been coming into her own as an entrepreneur. Last September, she released her first makeup line in collaboration with Il Makiage, which quickly sold out.

Past speakers on campus

Past CEB speakers have included South African-born comedian and commentator Trevor Noah, who spoke to the CU Boulder community last month; founders of the Black Lives Matter movement; comedian and commentator Hasan Minhaj; former Ohio Governor John Kasich; Olympic gymnast and author Aly Raisman;and Academy Award winner Viola Davis.

Rico Nasty

If you go

Who: 鶹Ժ, faculty and staff
What: Rico Nasty performance and talk
When: Tuesday, Feb. 23, 6 p.m. MST
Where: Zoom