After the reunion special of VH1‘s ‘Love & Hip-Hop’, we haven’t heard much from model-turned-singer Erica Mena. On season two of Love & Hip-Hop, she gave the viewers a sneak peek of her singing. This 24-year-old Bronx native is still focusing on pursuing her music dreams and balancing mother duties. In a recent interview with SOHH, Mena gave an update on her music career and spoke about being compared to Amber Rose. Below are some excerpts:
On balancing mother duties, modeling and singing.
“Right now, it’s definitely about the music and trying to figure out what we’re going to be putting out, but I’m really excited,” Mena told SOHH when asked what fans can expect from her in the near future. “I think you guys are going to be surprised and won’t know what to expect is coming from me. I try to dedicate as much time as possible for the music. I try to put in studio time while my son is in school or after he’s home and asleep. It really depends on what’s going on because all of my days are different. Right now, any little bit of studio time for me is liberating. Even if I only get an hour a day, I’m in the studio writing, recording and doing as much as possible. For me, it’s definitely about perfecting the craft and making sure what I deliver is something I feel proud of.”
On being compared to Amber Rose.
“Modeling is always going to be my first love, I’ve been modeling since I was 16, so it’s been a big part of my life,” Mena added. “I think where I’m coming from with the music is definitely going to be different. I’m not really worried about being compared to someone like Amber Rose. Her style and work ethic right now is amazing. I don’t find it insulting to be compared to Amber Rose. I love her. I definitely think once people hear the sound, I think I’ll be able to build my own category of my own.”
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