Antoinette Kai'Maiya Clinton
(born on September 29
in Sacramento, California
) known by her stage name Butterscotch
, is an American beatboxer
/pianist. She won the first World Hip Hop Beatbox Women's Championship in 2005 and claimed the West Coast Champion title in 2007 beating 18 men. Butterscotch has toured extensively with the Mike Patton
-fronted band Peeping Tom
, beatboxing in place of Rahzel
. She attended the Natomas Charter School's Performing and Fine Arts Academy in Sacramento, California
, where she focused on music. Clinton majored in music (classical piano) at California State University, Sacramento
. In addition to the piano, she also plays saxophone, flute, guitar, and bass.
She gained national exposure in 2007 when she appeared on the second season of America's Got Talent. She both sung and beatboxed, as well as a combination of the two while playing the piano, for her performances. The judges passed Butterscotch through several episodes and she was voted back by the viewers several times. She was in the final four (the last stage of the competition before the winner is announced), before being voted out by the viewers on the show which aired August 20, 2007.
Antoinette is the third cousin of Anne Brown, the original "Bess" in the Gershwin opera Porgy and Bess. She is the fourth cousin of Emmett Emmanuel Miller, M.D., one of the founders of holistic medicine in the United States, and the fifth cousin of Emmett Miller, Emmy-award winning evening news anchor on KTLA.
Butterscotch's performances on America's Got Talent
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