Rapper Eve is featured on the cover of the April/May issue of Giant Magazine and gives a very candid and indepth interview that touched on everything from her failed television show to the rumors of her only dating White men.On the eve of the release of her new album Here I Am, the raptress goes back to her roots and attempts to regain the throne she relinquished some four years ago to concentrate on her acting career.The issue is full of some very beautiful photos and the interview is just as pleasing.
ON THE LEAKED SEX TAPE WITH FORMER BOYFRIEND STEVIE J.
“I was hurt by it. But what kept me calm was that everybody knew he was my boyfriend. Not that I wanted people to see me having sex, but it wasn’t like I was getting gangbanged – that would have been crazy.”
ON RECONNECTING WITH LIL’ KIM
“I used to roll in the car with my high school friends listening to Biggie and Kim. (But we were) not speaking, for whatever reason. When my publicist told me we would be sitting across from each other, I was like, ‘Are you serious?’ There wasn’t any real beef, but I just didn’t want any tension. But we ended up talking, like really talking, for forty-five minutes. We even exchanged numbers. I’d love to do a joint with Kim. I really want to see her come back, you know?”
ON INTERRACIAL LOVE
“I’m going to love who loves me, and if I’m attracted to a person, I’m attracted to them. I’ve had black men say to me, ‘Oh, I heard you were dating a white man.’ It’s like, ‘Have I gone out with (a white man)? Yes. Am I dating someone white? No, but if I was, it would be my choice, so stay out of my business.'”
ON THE DECLINE OF HIP HOP MUSIC
“For me, it all started with (D4L’s) ‘Laffy Taffy.’ When I first heard that song on the radio, I just knew it was a joke, but then I kept hearing it. Every artist has the right to do what they want, but I don’t believe in making that kind of music. It’s disposable. Hip-hop is in cardiac arrest, but I think it’s revivable.”