US Hip-hop star promises fans lots of fun
Eve Jeffers shares her views on SA, hip-hop, fashion and make-up, settling down and women abuse
AMERICAN hip-hop queen Eve Jeffers is recognised as one of the female artists who paved the way for current day rappers like Nicki Minaj.
She has spread her wings in all directions to being a Grammy Award winning rapper, actress and fashion designer.
Back in South Africa on her second visit, the vixen, who arrived on Sunday, shares her views on SA, hip-hop, fashion and make-up, settling down and women abuse.
During an interview with Sowetan , at the classy Da Vinci Hotel in Sandton, Jeffers said that her long expected album was scheduled to be released in November in the US. She said the delay was because of management issues and that her silence was not deliberate.
"I didn't plan it. It's just the way life happens when you're trying to put everything into place. I changed lawyers, managers and left my recording company," she explains.
Jeffers assured Sowetan that although she had grown lyrically and musically, her longtime fans had not lost her.
She also hopes for a great show at her performance at Avastar Club in Rivonia tonight.
"The fans will hopefully have a lot of fun and also enjoy the old and new of Eve," she said.
On hip-hop crews clashing after it was reported that there were backstage brawls at the 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards recently, Jeffers believes it was "stupid" and sent out this message: "Grow up. We are not in the hood anymore. Why are you wasting your blessings like that? You are grown men approaching 40. Stop it."
About the "motherland", she vowed not to leave without visiting Soweto.
"I know (SA) is a great place, everyone is so sweet and the country has developed so much but I have to go to Soweto.
"I heard about Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu's homes and that Soweto is lively. Its something I have to experience for myself," said Jeffers.
At 33, she is ready to settle down but is still waiting for her "blessed" moment.
"It's a big thing for me. I love kids and I'm at that age (to settle down). I'm not really planning but I'm praying it happens," said Jeffers.
In her 1999 hit song, Love is Blind, she speaks of her friend who was killed by a boyfriend who physically abused her.
Women abuse is still a topic painfully close to her heart.
"I do think about starting a project for the cause and I think it's sad that it still happens."