The new album title may be Lip Lock, but Philly born rapper Eve is more open than ever. After a 10-year hiatus, the Philadelphia native is back on the music scene with a newfound independence. Eve recently sat down with our friends at Vibe Vixen to dish on love, life and the hot topics of the day.
Here are the highlights:
You’ve been fairly open about your relationship in recent interviews. How do you decide what to share and what to keep to yourself?
“It’s pretty hard. You can get so comfortable with sharing that you don’t even realize it, but at the same time, I feel like I’ve been really good at being private. We might write tweets like, “I love you baby. Thank you,” but I don’t really put out much personal information about us or what we’re exactly doing. It’s or whatever, but never anything too personal.”
Multi-ethnic families are common in Hollywood. Kim Kardashian recently talked about raising her biracial child to never see color. Also, Halle Berry said that she believes in the “one drop rule.” If you and Max have children, what will you teach them about race and their identity?
“I don’t want them to see color. I never did. 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. I’m a black woman and I love being a black woman. And I think my child should know that black part of themselves. But at the same time, their father would be white and I would want them to know that side of themselves. And British! That’s a whole other situation [Laughs].”
Your style is constantly evolving. Will you ever go back to the short cut we all know you for?
“You know what? Honestly, to my friend today, this morning, I was like, “Girl, I think I’m about to cut my hair off.” Like, I’m feeling it! But I don’t want to go back to retro me [Laughs].”
Maybe an updated version?
“An updated version. I honestly have thought about it. I love hair.”
Eve’s Lip Lock hits stores on May 14.