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Nia Long is covering the latest edition of Jet Magazine. On top of the Hollywood actress being a mommy she has a lead role in Tyler Perry’s up-coming tv show Single Moms Club, as well as tv shows like House of Lies and Cleveland. The 42 year old is also juggling the role of her new movie titled "The Best Man Holiday" which will be a sequel to "The Best Man."
During her interview with JET Magazine she dishes on the new movie “The Best Man Holiday” , her career, long distance relationship and more.
Read the interview below…
On the Best Man Holiday
We made magic together— so many people say that to me. And because I love the cast. The film’s director, Malcolm Lee, has been talking about it for some time and finally announced his plan during a recent cast reunion dinner.
Well, we’re not shooting until late April in Toronto so I can’t say much, but everybody is really excited to revisit our stories and find out what happens next. Where is Jordan now? Did she get married? Did she break up a relationship? It’s like reading a great book; you want to see what the next chapter is.
On her career path prior to acting
I wanted to be a pediatrician. One of the most life-changing challenges I experienced growing up was realizing that there simply wasn’t enough money for me to go to college. So I decided to focus on working. I promised that I’d give myself one year from the day I graduated from high school to make moves in the business. I was acting since I was 15, and I really wanted to help my mom, who was struggling.
On her current career path
That’s very true. Actors only have job security from the time we’re on set until they say cut. But, deep down inside I knew it would work out for me. Luckily, I was also naive. What’s the saying? Ignorance is bliss. I had a wonderful acting coach who didn’t focus on fail-ure, only working.
On her long distance relationship
Ime and I are very much a family. We’re both committed to being good to each other and being great parents. He operates on faith, and we share that. If not, it would be difficult to maintain with him working as a coach in San Antonio. The challenge is the times when I’m exhausted and here with the kids by myself. I have homework, bath time, dinner, laundry and all the other things that every mother has to do because, in essence, I’m physically a part-time single mom.
You more than likely recognize the singer from the female group Rich Girls or from her new catchy single “I like it”. Sevyn Streeter is one of the most talked about singers in the game right now. The Florida native has written songs for artists such as Alicia Keys, Chris Brown and Brandy. With Chris Brown and his label, CBE, pushing her music I’m certain we can expect great things in the future.
After performing her new single at Recess in Philadelphia, which is a break up to make-up anthem, I had the chance to sit down with I like it singer and get to know more about the woman behind the music. We touched basis on how she became Chris Brown’s artist, whether she has ever met Rihanna, if she is dating at the current moment, her album and way more.
On how she got started
I got started I was in a group called Rich Girls my management was Tina Davis who also manages Chris Brown and ended up meeting Chris one day and asking if I can write with him. Literally from that day forward and that was like 3 1/2 years ago, we’ve been writing together ever since. Rich Girls ended shortly after that and I became Chris’s artist and the rest is kind of history. I’m signed to CBE/ Atlantic Records.
On Co-Writing with Chris Brown
I wrote yeah 3x, strip with him it was like six or seven songs on F.A.M.E . Next to you the one with Justin Beiber , I know it’s more but it’s been a blessing and I could not be happier.
On the inspiration behind her song I Like It
Real life relationship (laughs). Like I swear if you only knew how many girls hit me up on twitter and they’re like oh my gosh thank you for this song it describes my relationship. A girl told me in Huntsville, Alabama, she stopped me in the lobby and was like oh my god you see him (points) that’s talking bout us that’s our song. And I was like see that’s what I’m talking about. Clearly it was a healthy relationship they love each other but you have ups and downs and you know you’re not perfect.
On whether there are collaborations on her up-coming album
The way I like to do it is just to cut a gang of records and then go back over them afterwards and say okay this person would be cool on this one. This one has this vibe so what about her on this so we don’t have any collabs as of yet because we are still recording. But it’s coming along really well we’re like right in the middle of it.
On whether she is dating or not
No. I’m so single it’s not even funny. I wish I was dating somebody but no I’m not.
On if she has ever met Rihanna
You know what I have and she’s actually really really sweet.
On what advice she would give to females trying to pursue a career in entertainment
You know what I feel like I say this all the time but I say it because it really was the blueprint for my life. Just always stay prepared and take advantage of opportunities. Be prepared because you never know who you may meet and take advantage of the opportunity when you meet them. So don’t meet somebody and be like that’s Russel Simmons aww, that’s Puffy awww, that’s such and such and you go up to them and you have nothing to show them. You might as well get an autograph and be out the way. So be prepared when you meet them. If you’re a singer keep your demo on you at all times. If you don’t have one find a way to get one. If it’s a money thing save up your money check to check at a time and make sure you get it. Be prepared you know what I mean so when opportunities present themselves your ready.
Today we shot out here in Malibu and you know we definitely wanted tropical, we wanted some ocean cause uh the second location is actually in the Dominican Republic. We wanted something here you know that could match the tropical feel of the island.
Stuff got real during the taping for LHHNY Reunion when Consequence ran up on Joe Budden from behind as he was going to have a smoke with his ex Tahiry. Before Joey could even swing back security had already swept him off his feet and Tahiry was reeling in on Consequence’s face with her fist. After a series of tweets were released between Joe and Consequence Budden called in to the Angie Martinez show to tell his side of the story. From the looks of the clip below Budden didn’t lie about what took place that night. Listen to Mr. Pump It Up’s side of the story below.
We had a little two minute break and as Joey and I were walking out, somebody flies over my head. Joe was walking out, it was all unexpected. I jumped up, he jumped up, security rushes him to the other side of that room and the police forgot about [me] and right when security managed to get hands on Consequence, who was running in the opposite direction, I, you know, I reacted. It’s human nature. Well, like I said, Joey didn’t even get a chance [to defend himself] — he basically jumped on Joey’s back. I thought it was a girl — I expected that from a woman. I’m just saying [I thought it was] a woman in general, not everybody likes each other on the cast.
On her make-under for Elle’s shoot
When I saw myself with barely any makeup at, it was such a… like, I'm so, so attached to my pink lipstick, it's hard. I feel that it's become a part of me. To go in front of the camera, without pink lips or big ol' crazy lashes— you know, nothing— I felt naked. It was scary! So this photo shoot was a real accomplishment in my eyes.
On women demanding respect
My advice to women in general. Even if you’re doing a nine-to-five job, treat yourself like a boss. Not arrogant, but be sure of what you want- and don’t allow people to run anything for you without your knowledge. You want everyone to know, Okay, I can’t play games with her. I have to do right by this woman. That’s what it’s all about
On world denomination
My goal in the beginning was to buy my mother a house. Now I realize, Okay, if I really focus and become a key player in business, then I can build an empire. I’m thinking of a legacy that I can be proud of and wealth that my grandchildren can use to go to college. So world domination- in terms of providing for my family – is absolutely my goal.
Beyonce is at it once again showing off her curvaceous body in Shape Magazine. You have to admit that King Bey is probably making mothers around the globe jealous while she flaunts her post-baby figure on the cover of these magazines. Just a month or so ago she covered GQ magazine leaving little to the imagination. Not to mention she gained 57 lbs while pregnant with Blue Ivy. She told Shape Mag,
I gained 57 pounds when I was pregnant. I didn’t have a lot of time to lose the weight because I scheduled a show three months after I gave birth, which I will never do again. I’m not a person that is naturally very thin, I am a person who has to work to keep my body in shape.
Check out more photos and behind the scenes video below…
Chris Brown was photographed telling the papz to "suck it" the other day as he was caught leaving the gym with a beanie on and showing off his bare tatted up chest. Peep his face though haha looks like he's really sick of those pesky photographers.
I’m not afraid of any person other than my mother, but I’m terrified of her. She called me two days ago and reeled me in about two pictures Melissa put up on Instagram, a sneakpeek from a photo book she’s making about me. She went crazy on me. I was embarrassed. I felt like I got my a$$ whipped in front of my class at school. She humbled the f*** out of me.
Pictures were tossed around the web of an unflattering version of Lil’ Kim over the weekend. Kim says that the blogs are taking her pics and photo shopping them (womp womp) ! She wrote on twitter,
Years & years they have been photoshopping pics of me & sabotaging my image. I’m not putting up with that sh*t no more. All they have been proving is im THAT b*tch with or without an album out & they always want to attack & bring down the real ones. Today was the last straw. You saw me on TV, people were posting pics all day… None of them looked the way that fake picture looked. Here is a side by side that shows the sh*t they did & a few more raw, unedited pics. You guys f*cked it up for all the Paps. F*ck outta here. None of y’all Paps is getting a pic now.
B*tch Y didn’t U show the side by side pic. This pic is photoshopped & U know it. U hating B*tch A bad angle will never make me look like that…Stop hating on me because U sucked B*g’s dick & he didn’t want nothing to do with yo a** after that… It’s time for the world to know the real. I’m not playing with yo a** no more. Let’s Get it!!!!