Liberty "Flavia" Darson (b. 18th January 2002) is a Brazilian-Kuboian musician, internet personality and actress. She currently has over 10 million subscribers on YouTube and has had multiple international hits. She is known for being the daughter of Assa Darson, and for being signed to Favelopia on her eighth birthday.
Liberty was born at 3:13a.m. on 18th January 2002 in Salvador, Brazil. Her father is Brazilian singer Assa Darson, whilst her mother, Sifre Crows, was a Kuboian model. Liberty is named after Liberty City, a city which her mother spent most of her childhood in. Liberty spent the first three years of her life in Salvador.
In 2005, when Liberty’s parents divorced, she moved with her mother to Meifahrn, Kuboia. She only lived there for a half a year until she was moved back in with her father, however, due to her mother neglecting her. Since Liberty’s early childhood was very hectic, with her never attending school, her father decided to sign her onto Favelopia for her eighth birthday, in order to keep her out of trouble and allow her to express her feelings in songs. As her father was already a good friend with the label’s founder, Mask Torn, she was signed for free.
Liberty and her father moved back to Kuboia in June 2010. As of 2018, the two live in her father’s mansion in the Kuboian Borders, with a butler.
Liberty coined her nickname, Flavia, in April 2009. Talking about coming up with her nickname, she stated ”I was surfing the internet, looking for names. I saw Flavia, and I liked it.”
In April 2018, Liberty revealed that she has started dating Jack Fruits, and the two are currently engaged. A few months after Liberty confirmed their relationship, it was rumoured that Liberty was pregnant, but Mask Torn debunked the rumours.
Liberty holds dual Brazilian and Kuboian citizenship, and is set to acquire Jetanie citizenship as well upon her marriage to Jack Fruits.
On 25th November 2017, it was reported that Liberty’s mother, Sifre, had died in her sleep at the age of 59, due to drug misuse. Talking about her mother’s death, Liberty showed little emotion, stating that she ”didn’t really like [her] mum”. Sifre’s funeral was held on the 28th that month, with Liberty breaking down into tears after giving a speech.
Controversy and criticism
Liberty has often been criticised in the media, with several well-known celebrities passing her off as extremely egotistical, insensitive towards most people and a frequent bragger. She has also been criticised by music fans and reviewers for “stealing” flows from other rappers. Liberty’s rapping is generally compared negatively to the likes of Eminem, Nas, T.I., Meek Mill and, by fans of Grime music, Kano. She generally responds to criticism by attacking her opposers with harsh words and on occasion, death threats. This caused an incident in 2017 where she slapped Club 2 presenter Tamí Agaudo in the face for calling her a "flow stealer", and NME to refuse to nominate her for any "Worst" awards at the NME Awards due to management fearing for their reviewers' safety.
During the Juicebox Awards 2014, Liberty won the award for "Best New Rapper". However, it was reported the next day that 52.8% of her votes were her own. Since this was technically not against the rules, Liberty got to keep her award, much to the media’s disbelief.
Liberty released a freestyle song, "Awards", in October 2014, referencing the case.
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Sallyish radio and television ban
In the Island of Sally, Liberty's songs were banned from the radio, and her music videos were banned from TV. This was caused due to her lying about a contract with Binkini Records to release her music in the Island of Sally.However, her music videos may have been unbanned due to a Next pop-up on MTV saying that "Dancing With the Devil" is coming up next.
On 17th June 2014, Liberty got involved in a fistfight with a Jetanie schoolgirl. According to Liberty, the girl was using racial insults towards her (due to her mixed ancestry) and ridiculing her career. The girl’s identity was kept confidential for legal reasons, though some sources have indentified the girl as a relative of voice actress Opaline Robins.
Further controversy occured when an early version of Liberty’s song "Dare To Be" referenced the fight. In the final version of the song, the lyrics were omitted, an agreement Liberty made with her father.
Feuds with other celebrities
In July 2012, Jetanie rapper Yahtzee received criticism for calling Liberty "a fake gangster wannabe". Liberty seemed to ignore this at first until the release of her song "I Rep You", which disses Yahtzee several times. Yahtzee responded in April 2013, in a freestyle of "I Rep You", which was solely made to diss Liberty.
Liberty's father, Assa, showed displeasure towards the feud, and allegedly sent a threatening email to Yahtzee telling her to leave his daughter alone. It was noted that Liberty was reported severely upset and stressed out due to the feud. Because of this, Yahtzee was attacked with severe online and public shaming.
In August 2013, Yahtzee said she was done with the feud, and apologised with a video on her Twitter account.
On Liberty’s 13th birthday in January 2015, it was reported that Yahtzee has sent Liberty over €4,000,000 worth of presents. Both Liberty and Assa showed shock towards this. Both Liberty and Yahtzee were later seen together in a Kuboian pub in April 2015 on good terms. Although Liberty has refused to state how the two resolved things, it is worth noting that the two have collaborated several times since, and Yahtzee goes out of her way to back up Liberty in her modern controversies.
Due to Dawson believing that Liberty copied her music video for her song "Get Ready For It", the two have been in a feud for years, which has involved Dawson making six diss tracks towards Liberty. Recently, these diss tracks are also targeted towards her father Assa Darson and Melanie Martinez. In March 2018, Dawson said she was done with the feud, and apologised on Coffee Cup's video service.
- Main article: Flavia discography
- Marilyn (2018) - Jasmine Star (as Liberty Crows) (upcoming)