Lexi: I think it’s just one of our ideas…we always have the social media, pop culture theme in the back of our minds, and at the end of the day, sex sells. It does and it’s the truth.
Allie: And you see that all over Instagram. You see that everywhere.
Lexi: Right. It’s everywhere. So, I think we kind of play into that. And because we are aware of it, we’re taking control of the narrative. And people can say whatever they want, but at the end of the day it’s just a way for us to say, “Okay, this is the narrative that were feeding into.”
Boye: What does your mom think?
Both: Oh, mom’s a fan.
Boye: And, your mom is your manager, right?
Both: She is.
Boye: What’s your mom’s name?
Allie: Also @the_kaplan_twinsmama on Instagram.
Boye: What’s it like with your mom being your manager?
Lexi: It’s good sometimes and it’s bad sometimes. She does kill it for us and she is amazing because I think no one will work harder than family.
Allie: Or yourself. The only people who are going to have your back as much as you do–
Lexi: Are you and your family. So, it just came to a point where we wanted to be in the studio every single day painting and we couldn’t do that because we would receive so many emails. We didn’t know what to do with them.
Allie: So many opportunities, so many amazing collaborations and other artists reaching out to us–
Lexi: We let slip through our fingers.
Allie: Things that were really cool. We just wouldn’t have time to get everything going. We’d miss time in the studio. We’d forget to respond.
Lexi: We’d respond on Mondays to emails, and it would take us all day. And then they’d all come back in after like ten minutes and we are like, ‘Shit, well, now we have to do it tomorrow.’ They just kept spilling over, and we didn’t really have the time.
Allie: It was getting to be too much.
Lexi: So, we said, ‘Mom, would you want to just respond to our emails for us and take control?’
Allie: Just coordinate a little bit.
Lexi: And she did, and it’s actually the most helpful thing ever to have her.
Allie: But it’s also very stressful because at the same time…
Lexi: Oh! I live with her so not only does she manage my schedule but she also micromanages my life.
Allie: Your personal life.
Lexi: Yeah, everything. She’s like, “You got to get in the studio! You got to do this!”
Allie: And we’re like, ‘I know what I have to do! You worry about what you have to do, and we’ll worry about what we have to do!’
Lexi: From the second I open my eyes it’s not even a, “Hi, good morning!” It’s like, “You got to do this.” And it drives me crazy!
Boye: Sounds like a reality show.
Both: Oh, yeah. It should be.