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“It’s Time To Pop Something Out”: Eve Talks Kids, DMX, Stevie J, And Why She Only Seems To Date Rich Men On “Wendy”
Ready or not, Eve is back and she’s been looking pretty amazing these days. She’s been making her rounds, doing photoshoots and interviews to promote her new album, Lip Lock, her first album since 2002’s Eve-Olution. She did try and put out an album between the 11 years that she’s been on hiatus, and unfortunately it got shelved because the execs her label weren’t feeling it: “I was supposed to put out an album after “Tambourine, which was 2004, 2006, but it got shelved. I think my album wasn’t what the execs wanted and they just put it on the shelf.”
So knowing that, Eve had to battle for a few years to get away from Interscope, and after signing another bad deal, she had to battle for another year to get out of that contract, and she’s finally settled and released new music on her own independent label, From The Rib Music.
The 34-year-old rapper, who now lives in London with her man Maximillion Cooper, sat down with Wendy Williams to talk about more than just music, including love, babies, and DMX:
On whether or not DMX is on her new album and how she feels about his public struggles:
“He’s not on this album, but I love X. We don’t talk or call each other, anything like that…I love him, I love him.
When Wendy asked Eve if she watched DMX’s appearance on Iyanla: Fix My Life, this is what she had to say:
“Poor X. I didn’t watch it. I don’t watch anything actually. He’s been on a few things, I just don’t watch it. I can’t….But if he ever needed me, I’d be there.”
Speaking on her penchant for dating “nothing but money,” including millionaire Maximillion Cooper:
“You know what, there’s a certain lifestyle I think that I want to live. I’m going to do it on my own. I work hard. I work my butt of. But at the same time, I just, I don’t want to be with somebody I got to take care of. I’ll do it on my own, it doesn’t matter with the man though.”
On her past messing with Stevie J in the late ’90s and early ’00s and responding to the idea of it being “craziness”:
“It was. I think as ladies, we’ve all had the unfortunate…ugh [turns up face]. I can’t even continue it. I was young, it was what it was. God is good. I’m here where I am and I’m happy in love.”
The state of the rap game right now, including her thoughts on the “femcees” out currently:
“I think there’s a lot of really cool girls out right now. I wish there were more girls, that’s my only complaint. But I think Nicki’s doing her thing, I think Azealia Banks is doing her thing. It’s Angel Haze. There’s a lot of girls coming up. We just need more.”
So what about marriage and babies next? Is she ready?
“Oh, it’s time to pop something out. Let me not pretend, okay!”
Check out Eve’s full interview with Wendy Williams on the next page and let us know what you think about her comments!
From The Grio
Rapper and actress Eve recently made headlines for her comments about wanting her future children with her Caucasian boyfriend Maximillion Cooper to be raised “colorblind,” which were met with some criticism from fans and critics online. “I don’t want them to see color. I never did,” said 34-year-old Philly native said in an interview with Vibe Vixen. “I grew up in the hood and my mother was very good at it not being a black thing, even though I grew up around all black people. I want them to want to know everything about all kinds of races.”
The emcee, whose new album Lip Lock is in stores now, clarified her “colorblind” statement in a video interview with theGrio, saying she’s surprised that the topic of interracial dating is even relevant to the public anymore.
Read more at TheGrio.com.
Eve was the first lady of Ruff Ryders back in the late nineties, back when DMX’s bark was all over the radio and before Swizz Beatz wore skinny pants and fedoras (both former members of Ruff Ryders by the way). And she surprised us by being one of few women in the game whose content focused more on her lyrics. Eve released “Gotta Man” and “Love is Blind” and fought for her shine as a one of the top female artists in the game despite competition from Foxy Brown and Lauryn Hill.
So if you missed Eve, she’s on her way back! The Grammy-winning artist has not released an album since 2002’s “Eve-Olution.” But the best part about the comeback is it will be on her own terms. Her album will be released under her own independent label, the recently formed FTR Music, or From the Ribs Music. The album, “Lip Lock,” will be distributed through Sony/Red on May 14 and feature Snoop Dog and Chrisette Mitchele. In an interview with Billboard, she also talks about her troubles with her former label Interscope.
Eve recently gave a taste of what to expect when she dropped the single “She Bad Bad,” this past October. The video, posted on January 8, has over 1.2 million views on YouTube.
She revealed that we should expect a new single, “Make It Out This Town,” to drop in the new few weeks.
“It is a track about being in a dark place — or you could literally say being in the town that you’re in but you have bigger dreams or bigger hopes… just making it out of that situation and knowing that you can do whatever it is that you put your mind to. It’s a song that I’m dedicating and using with my partnership with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America,” Eve told Billboard.
I, for one, am looking forward to another comeback from a familiar face. Eve is making a power move by starting her own label and calling the shots.
However, we are living in different times, and there is a high correlation between comebacks and your social media following or reality TV presence. So hopefully Eve’s got some tricks up her sleeve over these next couple of months to make her relevant again before her album is released in May.
After the jump, check out the “She Bad Bad” video, ICYMI.
We’ve been seeing a lot more of Eve lately than we’ve seen in a long time. The rapper turned actress left her London love nest and ventured into the “Big Apple” to let us know what she’s been up to. Last week, there was much buzz surrounding her visit to the Angie Martinez show where she openly discussed her interracial relationship with her boyfriend of three years, Maximillion Cooper. Now, she’s opening up to MTV’s Sway Calloway about that infamous sex tape that leaked some years back that depicts some very intimate moments shared between her and ex boyfriend Stevie J as well as her feelings regarding the success of “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta.” Peep what she had to say below:
On LHHATL’s Success
“You know, people like train wrecks,so… you know. Oops that wasn’t supposed to come out.”
On her feelings regarding the tape being leaked:
“When that happened, sex tapes weren’t ‘hot’ like that, and I got the FBI involved. So that’s not something I even wanted to happen. How ever it got out, it got out, I don’t know who did it…but I respect my mother and my family and that’s not something I am OK with. And it hurt my heart that anyone who was in my circle — whether it be him [Stevie] or anybody else — it hurt my heart that that went out there. That not my thing.”
Despite the sex tape controversy, Eve hasn’t been involved in any real drama as opposed to some other artists who seem to crave that kind of attention, so one can imagine how embarrassed she felt to be put on front street like that. It is great to see that she has left the past where it is and doesn’t allow it to control her or her future success. She is said to be releasing a new album in 2013 entitled, Lip Lock.
Check out the video of Eve’s interview on the next page. Do you think she should even bother discussing the sex tape when asked about it?
Eve is starting to creep back up on our radars and the Philly rapper will likely be demanding our undivided attention when her new album drops, which she says won’t be long from now. In an interview with Essence.com, Eve opened up about her new music, where she’s at creatively, and more importantly whether we’ll be hearing wedding bells anytime soon. Here are a few bits from the interview:
When her new album, “Lip Lock” is coming out
The album is coming out this year, for sure. It took a long time just because I wanted to make sure that it was perfect and right. I’m really happy with it. In fact, I’m more than happy with it – I love it!
Who she wants to work with musically
My dream collaboration is with Lauryn Hill. Is that ever gonna happen? Who knows! But there’s still a lot I feel like musically I could do.
What artists she’s listening to now
I listen to every thing, all kinds of stuff. I’ve been obsessed with the Nas and Damian Marley record, Distant Relatives. I feel like a lot of people haven’t heard it, and it’s amazing.
Whether she’s still in love
I am, thankfully!
Will her boo, British entrepreneur and race car driver Maximillion Cooper, be putting a ring on it soon
He better! (Big laughs.) Seriously! Ha! But, right now, we’re really, really happy.
Where she finds inspiration
Well, I’ve relocated to London, so right now it’s London. I walk everywhere when I’m there. It’s so eclectic. It’s New York on steroids. There are so many cultures and sounds, and people and fashion. Chicks are so fly. I live in a neighborhood where there’s a lot of West Indian culture, so it’s nice. I have to always come back because my mother would kill me if I didn’t, but right now that’s where I’m at.
Could you imagine a Lauryn Hill-Eve collabo? Hotness. It’s good to know Eve is finding inspiration—and love—abroad. She just might come back to the states with a new last name. What do you think?
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