Notorious Hip-Hop Groupie Kat Stacks Petitioning Obama Administration to Stop Her Deportation
Kat Stacks, the infamous hip-hop groupie who first came on the radar in 2010 after revealing intimate details of trysts she claims to have had with a number of famous rappers, will soon be deported back to her home country of Venezuela.
A court decision from June 2011 has ordered the removal of Andrea Herrera, aka Stacks, who had her own mini web series on WorldStar Hip-Hop, amassed more than 250,000 Twitter followers and has been name-checked by the likes of Nicki Minaj and 50 Cent. Unfamiliar to most in the mainstream, her name, catch phrase (“It’s Kat Stacks, Bitch!”) and tales of romantic exploits with the likes of Lil Wayne, Soulja Boy and Bow Wow went viral almost instantly and her blog reached over 24 million hits not long after its launch.
Stacks has been held at a Louisiana immigration detention facility since Nov. 2011 after being nabbed for residing illegally in the United States.
Speaking to XXL Magazine in July, Stacks insisted that she does not regret her groupie past. “I stood up for women," she said. "I just did what most men out there and most rappers rap about, 'Hoes this and spending money.' When I did that, people thought it was wrong. I felt like I just stood up for what I believe in. I didn’t know any better. You can’t change the past, you can only make the future better.”
Stacks’ mother, Johnyelsi Cardenas, is reportedly requesting help from the Obama administration to postpone her daughter's deportation for two more years. Further hoping to secure a green card, she's citing the recent case of Daniela Pelaez, a Miami high school valedictorian who was allowed to stay in the U.S. under a presidential executive order.
“All that she went through on the street, she created that person, Kat, to survive,” Cardenas told South Florida's WTVJ of her daughter. But Immigration Judge Jerry Beatmann takes issue with Stacks' cultural impact, noting that “her conduct was in no way indicative of someone who wants to help others, make positive changes, or be a role model.” He rejected Herrera's request for an adjustment, which her attorney is appealing.