It’s official! Tichina Arnold’s daughter, Alijah Kai, has released her first single and is officially a recording artist. The rising star’s mom took to Instagram to celebrate her daughter this past Thursday (Jun. 16).
“I am so proud of my baby @alijahkai,” Tichina told her social media fans. “Here is her first dope single of many more to come,” Arnold said of her daughter. “Enjoy!”
Alijah has cultivated a village of support over the past five years. Many began following the youngster after seeing her sing alongside her mom during school runs. Alijah decided to build her exposure by taking the stage with her mom at charity events and doing a segment with famous vocal coach Stevie Mackey.
Alijah took a break from making music a few months back but promised to return with something incredible for her supporters. The young singer believes her new single, ‘Ultimatum,’ is what her fans have been waiting to hear.
“I’m going crazy right now. This is really happening,” Alijah said during a live video segment that featured her mom and other loved ones who expressed excitement about her accomplishment. “This is, like, real life happening right now. I’ve been waiting years for this,” Alijah added.
“When I wrote ‘Ultimatum,’ I really wrote it because, man, I was going through it,” the young artist said regarding the motivation behind her new single. “[The song] is really just about when a person that you love, and you know they have the potential to do what they want to do, to do what they love to do, and instead they feed off your energy. They take what you work for and call it their own.”
“You’ve got to give that person an ultimatum [that says], ‘You’re either going to get up and you’re going to do something, or you’re going to get out.'”
‘Ultimatum’ is available on all major streaming platforms.
Photo: Tichina Arnold/Instagram