In perhaps the most frenzied development of 2023, a fake heiress under house arrest has lent her singing from a prison call to a single released with a TikTok star that will serve as the podcast’s theme tune.
Anna Sorokin, the convicted German-Russian whose plan to pose as a German heiress, the Netflix series Inventing Anna inspired, can be heard on a new single What the hell? faccording to TikTok star and country singer Brooke Butler meeting.
The single was released on Friday and will serve as the intro and theme song for Ms Sorokin’s new podcast The Anna Delvey Showby AudioUp and Reunion Audio – which she will produce while she is still under house arrest in New York.
“My name is Anna Delvey,” she says on the single.
The 32-year-old was convicted of theft and fraud in 2019 after defrauding New York celebrities, friends, hotels and banks out of $275,000. She served three years in prison, about half of it on Rikers Island. After serving her sentence, she was arrested by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement and posted $10,000 bail last year pending a deportation hearing.
She was portrayed by Ozarks Star Julia Garner in the nine-part 2022 series, which followed an explosive 2018 reveal New York Magazinealso titled invent Anna – Firmly anchor Ms. Sorokin in pop culture.
Her new weekly podcast gives her the chance to tell her side of the story and interview some famous – and notorious – names, as she recently recounted The Associated Press from the East Village apartment where she is held under house arrest. The podcast will be recorded at the same location, although she had hoped to follow the project while in prison, she said.
“I wanted to start recording in prison, actually over the prison phone, because there are some rappers who record whole albums in prison. I was like, ‘Why not do a podcast?’” Ms. Sorokin said AP. The podcast company said that plan was too “logistically difficult to implement.”
“What the Hell?” a song by TikTok star and country singer Brooke Butler, with vocals by Anna Sorokin, 32
Guests in upcoming episodes will include Emily Ratajkowski, Julia Fox, “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli and Ottessa Moshfegh, Reunion Audio announced AP.
Ms Sorokin boasted that her notoriety is an advantage – that she “can bring pretty much anyone here”.
More difficult would be her notorious colleague Elizabeth Holmes, the founder of the once-billion-dollar tech company Theranos, who was recently jailed for wire fraud and conspiracy.
“I’d like to speak to Elizabeth,” she told AP. “I definitely think she’s an interesting person. I get that a little bit better… we’re both women and trying to build something.”
She called her own prison time “transformative.”
“It’s been five, just over five years since I was arrested,” she said. “Well, I just like – I’ve changed. I’ve learned too much.”
She said the main theme of her podcast is “productive rule-breaking.”
“So many people get famous for bad things and have been able to make something else out of it,” she said.
However, your transition will not be a physical one at the moment.
“I’m under house arrest 24/7,” she said, wearing an ankle monitor. “I’m only allowed to go to my parole check-ins, my ICE check-ins, and for medical emergencies.”
In the meantime, the podcast – and the new song – will give people a chance to hear Ms Sorokin’s own voice.
It was written by Audio Up CEO and Producer Jared Gutstadt, who along with longtime writing partner Scarlett Burke has worked with Lil Wayne, Jelly Roll, DJ Khaled and Machine Gun Kelly. meeting reported.
“What the hell? is authentic to the kind of music I enjoy making,” Mr. Gustadt told the outlet. “It’s a fun song and I know a lot of people will be curious to hear that side of Anna. I hope the TikTok world enjoys it too.”