Philly’ female rap artist Eve recently performed at Cavalli Club in Dubai. While there, Ahlan caught up with the former Ruff Ryder femcee for a brief interview. The platinum-selling rapper and successful actress talked about her long-awaited comeback LP, working with Snoop Dogg and Nicki Minaj as an artist. Below are some excerpts:
Why has the new album has taken so long to come out?
It’s been out of my control. There definitely hasn’t been any real reason except that it just hasn’t been the right album or it hasn’t been the right group of people unfortunately, but this time around this album is the right album. I wanted to make sure I was in love with the record, and I am right now.
We’ve heard rumours you’re working with Snoop Dogg. Is there any truth to this?Yeah, Snoop Dogg is actually on the record!
What’s he like in real life?
He’s great. He’s hilarious. Not a lot of people know that but every time I see him or I talk to him on the phone he always gives me business advice, so he’s also kind of like a big brother in that way.
What do you think of artists like Nicki Minaj who are following in your footsteps?
It’s not music I listen to, but I do appreciate her as an artist and I think she’s holding the flag for female rappers right now.
Picture via Cavalli Club
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