In light of high profile celebrities like multi-platinum pop star Lady Gaga and actress/singer Demi Lovato recently confessing their personal struggles with bulimia as teenagers to the media, Tulsa, Oklahoma rapper/producer/actress Lega-C, who burst onto the independent music scene last summer with her platinum YouTube video "White Girl Raps Fast", has decided to help raise awareness about the disease in a new music video for her song, "That Bitch".
Bulimia is the second most common eating disorder (behind anorexia) among teens and affects between 1 and 3 percent of teens and four percent of college-aged women in the United States each year. The scientific name for the disorder is bulimia nervosa – meaning a disease of hunger affecting the nervous system. Bulimia involves binge consumption of food that is compensated for by dangerous unhealthy dietary habits, the most common of which is vomiting. Teens with bulimia will eat large and excessive amounts of food, but to make sure they stay thin, they will vomit, fast, use laxatives, or exercise vigorously to force all the food they consumed out of their system.
"That Bitch" is the first official single from Lega-C's much-anticipated Block Starz Music debut album, "Off My Medication", and deals with the devastating psychological effects of both teenage bulimia and high school bullying on young women.
While neither Lega-C nor her label would give specifics, the storyline for "That Bitch" will center around a high school girl, played by Lega-C (born Danielle McLean), who is mercilessly teased by two classmates about her weight and sexuality.
"I've struggled with weight issues myself in the past and I know how painful [that] can be for school girls, especially when you add in bullying from other students," says the budding actress, who recently posted Episode 3 of her reality web series "Lega-C Livin'". "This music video will present a worst case scenario that could happen if the issues are left unaddressed."
"Off My Medication" by Lega-C will be available at all major online retailers on October 31, 2012 (Halloween).
Tracklisting for "Off My Medication"
1. Off My Medication
2. That Bitch
3. New Sound ft. Siege
4. Who Got Tha Heater
6. O'ren Ishii ft. Lady Remedy
7. Lady Wood
8. Speaking Sublimely ft. Wrekonize of ¡MAYDAY!
9. Stay ft. Dominique
10. Boss Bitch ft. Zig Zag
11. Fuck Em All
12. Blow You Away ft. KP
13. No Liquor Left
Lega-C's hit singles "White Girl Raps Fast", "F**k Em All", and "Who Got Tha Heater" are available from Block Starz Music on iTunes and all major online retailers.