We went live with upcoming Dallas R&B artist KAYWHT and talked about everything from the inspiration behind her newest release “Pity,” to the journey leading up to her inevitable rising career in music.

We’re sharing a few Q&A’s from our interview or you can watch the full thing on our IGTV here.


THE HONEY: Is it important for you to empower women with your music?

KAYWHT: “Men matter too but as women, we need a different kind of tender love or tender care because we’re natural born care takers and nurturers. We’re willing to be there for people we love but it’s a job, it’s a lot. We have people who don’t appreciate or see the hard work that goes behind the mental and emotional part. I want to be someone who makes music that soothes a woman, to make sure she’s good, not to have her overdo it… we’re gonna always try to take care of everyone and everything but sometimes you just gotta take time to love yourself and get yourself right first before you can do any of that.”


THE HONEY: We noticed your entire music video “Pity” was recorded in Dallas…. Is it important to you to reflect DFW?

KAYWHT: “Definitely. It’s important because not only did it help me become the woman I am today but it molded me. Memphis made me but Dallas helped that come to life if that makes sense. It’s very important to show love. I didn’t even expect to get the love I have now because Dallas is its own world; They’re very picky about who they accept, I noticed. So, for me, I earned my keeps here. I met so many people; I discovered each group of people and they were able to give me different sides of the city that I haven’t seen. I think it’s very important to show some ways to reflect on the trip to be as they would say.”


THE HONEY: We asked what people wanted to know about you and your manager asked, “What’s your biggest accomplishment?”

KAYWHT: “My biggest accomplishment was gaining confidence. I have been so shy, I’ve been timid, resisting myself, I’m picky, I’m sensitive about my art… It’s so crazy that she asked because she brings out the side that I thought I didn’t have. So, I would say that’s the biggest accomplishment for me.. I leveled up on my confidence.”


THE HONEY: Wow, that’s crazy to hear because of course we all perceive people differently, especially when we have never met them… but what we would perceive of you is someone who has natural confidence; and you are so yourself. That’s really cool to hear that’s a biggest accomplishment for you.

KAYWHT: “Yeah, it’s really hard. I am out-there, I do have a big personality but a lot of people don’t accept it. A lot of people will look at you, laugh at you; they would say crazy things about it and have crazy views about you. I use to be like what’s wrongs with me but now I’m like ain’t nothin wrong with me… I’m good, I’m extra, I’m dramatic, I’m this and I’m that and I’m a lot… but I tend to control it a lot more now. I was able to control it and use it to what can benefit me in life than to use it in the wrong places.”


THE HONEY: What was your inspiration for the song “Pity”?

KAYWHT: “My inspiration behind it was quite a rocky story, I’m not going to lie to you…  I wanted to kind of make it a song where you’re tired of somebody not being on their business or not being on top of things with whatever they’re doing.”


THE HONEY: Was it inspired by a relationship you were in?

KAYWHT: “it’s so funny because I wasn’t specifically talking about a relationship but it happened to be how it was when it wasn’t even about anyone.”


Watch our full interview with KAYWHT here!