Growing up in a housing project south of Paris, Kiddy Smile’s character and artistic persona evolved through the vogueing movement and African-American music genres, such as gospel and hip-hop, 90s Chicago and Detroit music. His talent and extravagant nature brought him into the public eye and he soon became known as the “French Prince of Voguing.” In 2018, Kiddy Smile released his first album, One Trick Pony. It explores more intimate, personal subjects, such as unrequited love, paternal desertion and acceptance of one’s body. “My music reflects my everyday life. I talk about me and being black and gay. My songs are about love. They’re not political, but my work is.”

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