An Interview With Rapper Eve: Career, Love and More…

Eve photoshootAfter rapper Eve fought to leave her record label Interscope to escape a “horrible deal” with EMI, she’s now working hard on her music which is being released on her own label and loves it. The 34-year-old “Tambourine” chick is making her way back on the scene.

And based on her interview with ‘The Breakfast Club‘ on Tuesday, February 5, 2013, she will be toruing soon. She’s also looking forward to getting back into acting as she misses Hollywood. The rapper has featured in both film and TV.

Read an excerpt from her interview with ‘The Breakfast Club’ below:

Eve and the breakfast club

Eve and the breakfast club 2

On the pregnancy rumors…

‘I’m not pregnant. That was that puffy coat. I’m not pregnant, not yet. But hopefully soon….knock on wood. People lie and say my friend said this but I don’t know what friend that was. But I want kids. Kids will never hold you back. To me, that’s the ultimate blessing.’

She also said she and her man aren’t necessarily trying to have babies, but they’re not trying NOT to either.

On Beyonce’s Superbowl performance and people hating on Michelle Williams

‘She murdered it. I loved it and I think it was really good. And I think Michelle is doing other things but it was nice seeing them together.’

On why she wants to come back to the rap game…

‘I been wanting to come back it’s just the situation hasn’t been right. As far as label stuff, management, lawyers, literally the whole situation. And now it’s the right situation. I know it’s been a minute but I miss my music. It’s my first love and I still got sh*t to say.’

Eve and Maximillion Cooper - Gumball promotionOn her man Maximillion Cooper

‘He’s not a billionaire. He’s completely comfortable. Here’s what his Gumball 3000 company is all about. This is the 15th Anniversary. I’m into cars because I love cars and it’s my tomboy side. So the first year I did it, I was Team Puma. And that’s how we met.’

‘Now I love it. It’s a lifestyle. 150 people enter and do it once a year. You just drive. Some people do it for charity or some people do it because they’re in an office all day and want a release. And they’re also running countries–a lot of kings and princes do it. It’s 7 days and next year it’s in Copenhagen and ends in Monaco. It’s a clothing company too. He’s turned a lifestyle into something big.’

‘It’s my first time dating a white guy. I love my black men. I used to be engaged to an African and you can’t get blacker than an African. But this just happened. I really wasn’t looking for a white guy, but this just happened. He holds me down so hard and is so supportive.’

On Maximillion friends not accepting him dating a rapper…

‘His friends started sending him wild links about me and asking him why he’s dating this rapper chick, since he comes from a certain type of place. We had to talk about that, but now he doesn’t care. He’s good.’

On “Love & Hip Hop” (reality TV show)…

‘I’m scared to watch it. I’ll hurt my eyes and brain. Even before Stevie J was on it I was scared to watch it. But when I was younger I was a wild child [like the girls on the show]. (And she said she’s too scared to do realty tv herself…and no wedding special when that time comes.)’

On being modest about living a millionaire’s lifestyle…

‘I’m living the life I’m supposed to live. I’m chillin. I can’t be all that extra in your face chick. I’m a laid back chick unless you’re in my face and you get on me.’

On moving to London…

‘I moved to London for love. And I needed a change. And I’m glad I did it because now I see things differently. But now, I’m back in NY and I love it.’

On people not liking her new “She Bad Bad” song…

‘A lot of people didn’t like it. I didn’t want to do the same thing you all have already heard from me. But it’s going to take a while for people to warm up to me again. But I had a million views on the video so that’s all care about.’

On getting Azealia Banks on her album…

‘I like her word play, but I just don’t like the drama. That bothers me. We tried to holla at her to get on the album and I think she was one of the ones who said, “I think I’m busy.”‘

On Nicki Minaj

‘It’s not all my cup of tea. I’m proud of her, I don’t know her, but she’s doing her thing and you can’t be mad at that. I love hearing her on certain records–like on “Girl On Fire.” But you can’t hate on someone that’s successful.’

Eve is set for a May 14th release date for her upcoming album ‘Liplock’. The album will feature rap songs with guest appearances from artists like Jeremih, Chrisette Michele, Snoop, Juicy J and Pusha T.

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4 thoughts on “An Interview With Rapper Eve: Career, Love and More…

  1. I don’t get it. For years everyone talked about her billionaire boyfriend only to know find out he’s a millionaire and not a billionaire. I guess that would explain his name (maximillion). Why do people make up stories?

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