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The Bhuttos

Your Heads In The Sky? Hers Is In The Orbit...

A self-described femcee, who loves loud rap, idolises Eminem, Bakhtawar is also her mother's daughter-- full of steely grit.

Your Heads In The Sky? Hers Is In The Orbit...
Your Heads In The Sky? Hers Is In The Orbit...
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Weeks later, we walk through the sprawling garden of their home set away from the rest in a quiet cul de sac, looking for a spot where we could photograph the young Bhutto-Zardaris for this story. Suddenly, the self-described femcee—female lyricist to the uninitiated—points to her room that runs along the front of the house. "It's really, really small," she says, tongue firmly in cheek, eyes dancing at the outburst of outrage from Bilawal and Aseefa.

Itty's edgy yet engaging persona, the perfect counterfoil to her sedate older brother and irrepressible younger sister Aseefa, finds expression in her music. The lyrics written for a school graduation function at the Latifa School in Dubai, where both girls study, hint at the Bhutto grit that helped the family survive Pakistan's political ferment; and a sense that while she may be only 17 and adores Tupac Shakur and Eminem—an interest both her parents frown upon—this teenager with attitude may surprise everyone yet. Just as her mother 'Pinkie' once did. Sample what Itty wrote:

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