It has been a very strange journey for the bisexual Pilates instructor with blue hair and exceptional roller skating skills. Ricky Rebel was once in a promising boy band, No Authority, and saw the world while touring with huge artists like Britney Spears. The band broke up, and he was left all skated up with nowhere to go.
“I learned that I can survive being in that lifestyle. One thing to the next thing. I’m not going to go crazy. [Other artists] get into drugs because they can’t handle the pressure. I can handle the pressure. I enjoy being that busy.”
A lot of times things will go wrong that you can’t control. I just learned how to deal with those things in the moment. There is this instinct that I have; I just have it.”
The confident, yet seldom, cocky Rebel has songs about everything from boy troubles to break-ups to bad-ass Asian warriors.
Though he can deal out quite the beating in his blue-haired bedazzlement, his work with PACE, an anti-bullying organization, is what makes him a Rebel with a cause.
“[You Need A Woman] was based on a true story. There was a time where I was attracting straight men who wanted me to be something that I wasn’t. I am not a woman; I am a guy. I have a good balance of femininity, but they were asking me to do things and be something that I wasn’t.”
If you would like to see Rebel in action, you can catch him on June 29 performing at Bar Sinister, in Los Angeles, for what is guaranteed to be a very exciting Fetish Show.