You may not recognize Leikeli47 on the street—in fact, nobody would. But you’ve likely heard her music. The rapper and producer, who wears a mask during public appearances, has maintained a low profile that has allowed her music—joyful, genre-bending hip-hop—to speak for itself. After spending years posting tracks online and subsisting on SoundCloud likes, the Brooklyn-based musician’s no-fucks-given exuberance caught the attention of Jay-Z in 2015 (the track in question, a warm weather anthem titled “Fuck the Summer Up,” was the namesake of his inaugural Tidal playlist). In 2017, Leikeli47 released her debut album, a hip-hop rule breaker titled Wash & Set, and quickly followed up with 2018’s critically-acclaimed Acrylic, which included the Issa Rae-approved banger “Girl Blunt.” This year, hot off the release of her new single “Chitty Bang,” Leikeli47 crossed paths with Celine’s creative director, Hedi Slimane. The photographer and designer was so captivated by the rapper’s sound and mystique that he couldn’t resist the urge to photograph her. To learn more about Celine’s latest muse, we sat down with Leikeli47 to discuss her journey from SoundCloud to festival stage, working with Hedi, and eating Interview for breakfast.