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While rapper and actress Eve had bowed out of the limelight with a lengthy hiatus, she’s back!
We all recently saw her do a phenomenal job at hosting VH1’s All Hail The Queens, but most recently, our favorite “pitbull in a skirt” with matching paw prints to match is on a new tour with her gal pal and longtime collaborator Gwen Stefani for the “This Is What The Truth Feels Like” tour, pedaling our favorite rap tracks from her across the country.
In a new interview with The Coveteur, Eve spoke about her return to the big screen in Barbershop 3 earlier this year, beauty must-have’s that keep her looking radiant at all times, and more. And in true Coveteur fashion, they raided her closet, showing off some of her major purchases and fashion must-have’s. We’ll warn you now, everything is swoon-worthy so hide your credit card now, ladies!
Continue scrolling to see highlights from the interview and the accompanying shoot.
On the infamous tattoos:
“At first, I was terrified to show my mother [my tattoos.] Because it was a dare, it was just one of those things where I was like, ‘ok, cool, I’m going to do this.’ And it was before I had gotten into the industry. Now, it’s like a birthmark. It’s crazy. Thank god they’re not lopsided because that would’ve been shitty, haha. It’s weird because I don’t think about them unless someone else mentions them. I don’t dress around them. I used to when I was getting started, but now, I never really think about them. Sometimes, they’ll pop out and I’ll be like, ‘oh, right, that’s right. They’re still there.’ I like them now though because they’re faded. A friend of mine asked me, ‘Why don’t you get them darkened?’ And I was like, actually, I kind of like that they’re faded. They’ve grown with me.”
On her work in global communities:
“I came across the charity Malaika by some weird newsletter, and usually you just delete every fucking thing. But for some reason I was just like, oh, let me know. I read about this woman named Noella Coursaris, and I got in touch with her. We had a meeting, and then I was like, I want to fly to the Congo and see what you guys are doing. I’ve been looking for something to attach myself to, but I wanted it to be grassroots and not a giant organization. I wanted to be able to actually make a real impact on something. Once went, I was like, this is amazing. It’s 230 little girls in the middle of this village. Their uniforms, the women in the village actually make the uniforms. It’s just amazing. They’re learning to speak two new languages. They speak Swahili, but they’re learning French and English. There’s music and education and a library—I feel privileged to be able to be around these children. I sit in their classroom and just being there and being able to learn something with them, we need to take more of that in everyday life. “
On her beauty must-haves:
“My three must haves are face wipes, Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream and my perfume. If I can’t get a quick shower right after the show, at least I can wipe my face down and slather that Elizabeth Arden cream on.
On her fashion/hair choices throughout her career:
“I think I’ve tried everything, every hair color, every outfit. I definitely have least favorites. I wore a lime green dress one year to the MTV Awards and I had really read hair at the time. I thought that shit was going to be amazing. Every time I look at those photos, I’m like, ‘No.’ And no one told me! That was probably my least favorite look ever. And I’ve had a lot of looks.”
On working with Gwen Stefani:
“Gwen [Stefani] is really easy to work with. Even when we wrote together a few years back, it’s still one of the easiest sessions I’ve ever had. She’s an easy person to hang out with—she’s super chill. Once we hit stage, it’s like, we’ve been doing it. No time has passed. It’s a really nice thing. Sometimes things can be awkward and [with her] it’s not at all.”
Eve is winning at both love and career, and we couldn’t be happier for her. Recently, the Barbershop: Next Cut actress opened up to People about her marriage, and she’s definitely giving us #relationshipgoals.
“Honesty and loyalty. You know we take it day by day, month by month,” she said of hubby, Maximillion Cooper. “We respect each other; we are the realest. It’s the realest relationship I’ve ever had. He’s my homie. All those sound like cliches, but really it’s working.”
The rapper, who is set to go on tour with Gwen Stefani, also dished on adding to their family. Currently, the pair co-parent four children from Cooper’s previous marriage. In fact, it seems that they’re already working on baby number five.
“We can’t wait to have kids of our own,” she said. “Whoever is in charge, make it happen. I can’t wait.”
As you may recall, the couple tied the knot in 2014 after dating for four years. The pair met in 2010 at Cooper’s annual racing event, Gumball 3000.
“It’s fun; we’re driving together for his company Gumball 3000. That’s how I met him. That’s a test for a relationship, drive 300 miles. Trust me; we’ve done it three years in a row,” she said.
We love their love.
Are Men Afraid Of “Good Women?” Eve And Regina Hall Discuss The Idea Of “A Woman’s Place” In Barbershop: The Next Cut
Fourteen years ago, many of us fell in love with Barbershop and, lucky for fans of the franchise, the third sequel to Ice Cube’s flick will soon debut — on Friday, April 15 to be exact. We had the chance to visit the set of the film in Atlanta this past summer, and while there we interviewed two of its leading ladies, Eve and Regina Hall. In our chat, the ladies revealed what it’s like to work with Nicki Minaj, if men are afraid of “good women,” and if there’s a place for women in the comedy industry. Check out the discussion.
MadameNoire: What was your first reaction to coming back to do Barbershop 3?
Eve: Real Sh*t? I was like “nah!” I’m not going to lie! But then I remembered how much fun we had and how we got so close. So once I read the script, I was like “I can’t wait to do it!” Never say never! Because as soon as I told people –even before I said yes to the part — to talk about it and they were like “What!” And after that, I [became] happy to be a part of it.
MN: What was it like to work with Nicki Minaj?
Eve:It was good, actually! You never know what it’s going to be like when two people—two females, especially — you know, in the female hip-hop industry. People try to put us against each other all the time. I only met her once before, I didn’t know anything about her but being on set with her and getting to know her, we had so much fun. I think people are going to love [our dynamic].
MN: In the movie, many of the characters’ conversations are focused on what identity women should have. What’s your take on the “hos versus good girls” conversation?
Eve:I think it’s very current and I’m glad [Barbershop 3] talks about that because there are a lot of chicks with their a–es out on Instagram and that’s the standard of beauty or what it should be like. I think it’s a great conversation to have. Ultimately, do your thing but that shouldn’t be the standard. You know? What happened to the [real] women?
MN: Is the industry responsible?
Eve:I think so. I was lucky though, because if anything Ruff Ryders were trying to cover me up. But I do think [our society is responsible], we are visual people and as time goes on, it’s now become “What’s her body like?” “What does she look like?” It’s not about talent. [Physical appearance] is a lot more glorified.
MN: Are men afraid of the “good women?”
Eve:I don’t know if it’s an afraid thing. I always say “people only do what you allow them to do.” And I think women need to change their actions in order for men to change their actions. If women are only a certain way and we didn’t stand for certain things, I don’t know if things would be how they are right now. I don’t know what it is, a lot of them are accepting anything and there is nothing else being fed to people. There’s nothing wrong with it but there needs to be another type of opinion.
MN: Does your character Angie butt heads with Calvin (Ice Cube), a lot?
Regina Hall: No we don’t butt heads but there are moments where there is tension. Angie is a bit of a gossiper and that drives him a little crazy [since] she knows everybody’s business. But they don’t have a confrontational relationship; it’s very much similar to the original theme where the guys would share their opinions but now there are a lot more female [and conflicting] points of view.
MN: Do you shape your character’s dialogue based on what you hear in the salon?
RH: I shape my character based on the characters I see in the salon and then I think the dialogue comes from that kind of person. I definitely had a few people that I drew from for Angie because when you work at a shop and you have your regulars, you find out so much information about them–whether it be on purpose [or not]. It’s like having a friend but not…[your clients] may tell you something that they wouldn’t tell their friends.
MN: What do you say to the people who believe women don’t have a place in comedy?
RH: I grew up watching so many funny women and there are so many women who make me laugh. It’s a hard thing, I mean, maybe there are not that many opportunities for women in the comedy industry, but off the top of my head, we’ve had Lucille Ball, Whoopi Goldberg, Lili Tomlin and Carol Burnett. Maybe we should send them some DVDs of these women [laughs]. I think it’s a matter of people seeing it enough, it’s all about exposure.
Barbershop 3 hits theaters, nationwide, on April 15th. Check out a behind-the-scenes clip below.
When we first met these stars, they were living and looking a whole different way. All these years later, they’re killing the game with their style, and impressing us with the changes they’ve made to their lifestyle. Whether it was because of love, family, sobriety or whatever, these stars have a new look and a new glow. Winning!
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi
When we were first introduced to Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, she was the consistently drunk, tan-obsessed, hair-hump wearing resident of “The Jersey Shore.” All these years later, she has eased up big time on the spray tans, stopped her partying ways, fell in love, had two kids and walked down the aisle. Snooki grew up big time, and her style did as well!
Iggy Azalea In Her Feelings Over Jill Scott And Eve’s Comments About Her “Blaccent”; Scott Responds: “Chile Please”
Late last week, Eve and Jill Scott stopped by Sway in the Morning to promote their Lifetime movie, With This Ring (which was a big hit by the way). During their chat with Sway, the conversation turned to Iggy Azalea. Considering that Eve is a popular rapper before she’s an actress, it makes sense.
Both women shared their honest opinions on the Australian MC, with Eve trying to be as kind/diplomatic as possible, and Jilly from Philly keeping it all the way real.
When asked her thoughts on Iggy Igg, Eve had this to say during the chat:
“At the end of the day I get it. I get that people might be upset about certain things, but, yeah she’s white, but they grew up with our shit. Hip-hop is everywhere — every neighborhood, every country, every city — and it didn’t just hit. Yes it’s from us and it’s our thing but she’s representing a group of girls right now as well. I think people right now are too quick to give too many accolades to new people. That’s the one thing I just can’t stand. Let her do her thing. It’s not my cup of tea but she’s representing for somebody. She’s doing her thing. What are you gonna do?”
As for Jill, she said that Azalea sounds like a rip of a few different popular rappers, and that stops her from really getting into the “Fancy” rapper’s music.
“It’s a little challenging for me, because I come from the era that she pulled from. To me, it’s a mixture of Da Brat and Eve. That’s what it sounds like to me, so that’s a little challenging for me. But I’m a mixture of Sarah Vaughan and five other things so for somebody else that comes from that era, they’d be like ‘You aight.’ So that has been the only thing that stops me, is that I know where that comes from. It sounds like a big bite to me. The tone of the voice.”
Eve also made it clear that there is one aspect of Azalea that she’s not feeling: the whole accent thing.
“The ‘blaccent.’ Is that horrible? A lot of people gonna get mad at that, say what you want, but fuck it. I’m saying it in a sense that, she’s from a different place. I’ve said this before, It would be dope to hear her with her swag. What are you, who are you and what is that? That’s the only reason I say that. [Australians] are so dope. That’s my only thing about it. I think she’s fly, she’s good to look at, I think she’s a pretty girl and she has a dope body, all of that’s fine, but I just wish there was a little bit more of possibly inserting where she came from.”
Well, Iggy felt some type of way about those statements. She had this to say on Twitter yesterday:
But Jilly from Philly was sure to let the rapper know that she wasn’t trying to stereotype her at all. She just likes what she likes, and doesn’t like what she doesn’t like. Period.
No comment yet from Eve, but you can check Eve and Jill’s original comments from their Sway interview below. The conversation about Iggy starts at the 8:15 mark:
Last summer, Eve married her longtime love Maximillion Cooper in Ibiza, Spain. And though the With This Ring actress admits to HuffPost Live that she felt a lot of pressure to become a mother, she says that she’s not quite ready to take that leap into motherhood just yet. Check out some highlights from her interview below.
On if she felt pressure to be married by a certain age:
“I didn’t pressure myself in that way. It was more about having children and wanting to have kids within a marriage, but not marriage specifically.”
On if she’s currently trying for a baby:
“No, we are happy in our newlywed bliss at the moment. We can’t wait, but we’re not rushing.”
On how many kids she wants to have:
“Well, we already have four. I’m a stepmom to four children. I’d love to have two of my own.”
On life as a stepmom:
“It is [very complicated], but I got very lucky. We’ve been together five years; I got with the kids at a good age. The two oldest are 11 and 12, so I think if I would have tried to get in on it now, it would’ve been like, ‘Who’s this chick?’ I kind of grew up with them. So now I’m a staple. But it is hard and it is challenging. My life was so different. I don’t even think I talked to kids before him.”
On boundaries she had to accept as a stepmom:
“Discipline is a big thing. If I maybe want to do something a little different, if one of the kids did something wrong, than he does. We grew up differently; my mom was very strict…So I have to kind of step back when it comes to things like that. That’s a hard one.”
Watch Eve’s full interview here.
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Just this past June, rapper Eve married British entrepreneur and millionaire, Maximillion Cooper, in Ibiza. The two had been dating since 2010, and in that time, Eve, born Eve Jihan Jeffers, became close with Cooper’s kids and fell head-over-heels in love with him. Six months since tying the knot, the newlywed, who says she did change her name to Eve Cooper (it’s still just ‘Eve’ for business though), is spilling the tea about married life. While promoting her new Lifetime movie, With This Ring (which premieres on Saturday, January 24), Eve talked about how married life has changed her, what she loves about Maximillion…and one thing she would change about him.
In a chat with Meredith Vieira, Eve said that she likes the fact that Maximillion has brought her a sense of calm and a lot of happiness. And it helps that he’s also a cutie.
“He’s cute [laughs]. He’s really cute. We just have fun together. He’s the one that tamed me. He enjoys my crazy sometimes so it’s good. It’s a really good relationship, so I’m happy.”
But she does admit that the only thing about him that she isn’t that fond of is his dancing skills. Her hubby just can’t seem to keep up rhythmically.
“My poor baby. I don’t let him dance. It’s really bad. It’s honestly so bad that I thought he was joking. I was like, ‘Oh that’s cute! You’re like dancing…you know.’ And then he did it again and did it again, I was like, ‘You know what? You shouldn’t dance.’ He’s cute so it really messes his whole thing up. So I’m like, you know what? You stand still and I’ll dance around you.'”
But what Maximillion lacks on the dance floor, he makes up for big time in his support for Eve. The rapper, who has always been pretty independent, told CocoaFab that he is teaching her to stress a lot less.
“Being married has changed me in a lot of different ways. It’s funny because I’m a really fiercely independent person and I always have been. Being married, you have to relinquish some of that.
Not in a bad way but in the way that you need to sit back and trust your partner to be able help you with things. Sometimes my husband has to say to me, ‘Chill. You’re my wife now. I can take the ball from here. Don’t even stress.’
When you have been doing things for years and my life has been about me for so many years, it’s a weird thing. I have to remember that I have a partner now. I don’t have to stress myself on everything. I don’t have to do everything by myself anymore which is nice.”
Love these two and it’s great to see ‘Mrs. Cooper’ so happy. Check out her chat on The Meredith Vieira show below:
Regina Hall And Jill Scott Talk Giving Ultimatums And Making Vows To Get Married In Their Real Lives
When you hear the premise of the new Lifetime movie “With This Ring,” — three women attempting to get engaged or married within a year–you might think Well, that’s far fetched! What type of thirsty women act like that?
But honey, the basic human need to be loved, mixed with societal pressures, combined with the sound of your biological clock ticking in your ear will have you doing some strange things. Y’all saw Mary Jane Paul trying to inseminate herself…The desperation can get real.
And today, when Eve, Regina Hall and Jill Scott, the women starring in the upcoming Lifetime movie With This Ring, appeared on “Today” they also spoke about some of the crazy lengths they’ve gone through trying to get married.
See what they had to say.
About the premise of the movie
Jill: I thought it was pretty realistic. Regardless of what we do and how much we accomplish, everybody wants to be loved.
Who is applying the pressure [to be married]?
Regina: And there’s a cultural pressure.
Eve: It’s cultural but I think we also apply pressure to ourselves, especially women who have a lot going on. Sometimes it takes a little while for us to find the right person because we’ve been working on our careers. And we’re like ‘oh, I forgot to do that?! I forgot to get married. I forgot to have kids.’
Eve on married life.
It’s honestly, really good. It’s different. It is different but I love it. I’m happy.
Have you ever heard of anyone really making that vow to get married in a year?
Regina: I did. I made that vow. I was talking to my girlfriend Sandy and I was like by this age, a certain age, we have to get married. We can’t walk around blaming being single on our careers. And we said we’re even going to marry the person, the same thing [as in the movie] the one we don’t…
Jill: I did put pressure on someone to get married. An ultimatum. I did that. It was whack. It was a terrible, terrible decision. I said if it doesn’t happen by New Year’s Eve, it’s over. I was asked on December 30.
What did we learn from this interview ladies? You don’t have to force it!
Watch their appearance on “Today” in the video below and you can check out “With This Ring,” which is pretty awesome, by the way, on Saturday, January 24th on Lifetime at 8/7c.
Lifetime is taking a break from biopics and getting back to it’s roots with a new romantic comedy starring some of our favorite ladies on the big screen. On January 24, the network will premiere “With This Ring,” a story about three single friends — Regina Hall, Eve, and Jill Scott — who vow to get married within one year.
As you can imagine, hilarious mishaps will ensue along the way of this mission in this cute flick which also stars Deion Sanders, Stephen Bishop (Heeey!), Brian White, Jason George, and Brooklyn Sudano. As Lifetime tells it:
After attending their friend Elise’s (Sudano) wedding to Nate (Bishop) on New Year’s Eve, Trista (Hall), a career-driven talent agent, Viviane (Scott), a successful gossip columnist, and Amaya (Cooper), a struggling actress, make a pact to get married within the year to either a new love or a man waiting in the wings. But the close friends face their own set of challenges – Trista has not gotten over her commitment-phobic ex-boyfriend Damon (White), Viviane is secretly in love with Sean (George), the father of her son, and Amaya is desperate to break up her boyfriend Keith’s (Sanders) unhappy marriage so they can live happily ever after. Each woman starts the year with high hopes and dreams of what will happen over the next 12 months…but will they all make it to the altar?
The movie is based on the best-selling novel The Vow by Denene Millner, Angela Burt-Murray, and Mitzi Miller and we have to say we can’t wait to watch this one. Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think. Will you watch “With This Ring” on Lifetime January 24 at 8pm?
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