In the latest issue of ROLLING OUT, Eve opens up about the backlash she got for dating outside her race, reveals her thoughts on female rap feuds and shares her thoughts on DMX and his substance abuse woes. See the highlights inside...
Though Eve's latest album, Liplock, wasn't released with the fanfare of her previous recordings, the rapstress' return is marked by an openness about her career, her love life and her thoughts on the industry.
For the latest issue of ROLLING OUT, she opens up about her love life with millionaire MaxAMillion and questions the hate she received for daring to date outside her race. She pointedly asks, ""Would you rather me date someone, like my ex [Stevie J], just because he’s black? Or would you rather me be happy?"
She also talked about rap beefs (mainly among the females) and revealed her close relationship to rapper DMX. Here are the highlights:
On Why Women Should Look At Themselves When Dating:
"My perspective on men has definitely changed,” she admits. "I’ve dated some ridiculous dudes. For women, if you are frustrated and keep attracting the same type of dude over and over again, it is not the dude, it is you. That is something I had to learn. I needed to figure out who I was and what I wanted before I attracted the guy I needed to be with.”
On Interracial Dating:
"I never thought I would date outside of my race,” Eve admits. "I never thought it would seriously be something that I considered because of where we come from. Interracial dating is still not as prevalent in our community. But when I met him, it was something that was so familiar. We recognize each other in a deeper way. If somebody is treating me the way I’m supposed to be treated, who cares what race he happens to be? It took a while for us to get comfortable, but when things got serious, we went for it. When we first started having pictures taken of us, I got so many negative tweets. It shocked me. I wondered where all of that hatred was coming from. It annoys me because America is a great country. But there are a lot of hypocrites. Would you rather me date someone, like my ex [Stevie J], just because he’s black? Or would you rather me be happy?
On Nicki Minaj and Azealia Banks:
"I’m not everyone’s cup of tea and Nicki’s not everyone’s cup of tea,” she says. ”That’s life. You’re not going to listen to every single artist that comes out. But obviously, Nicki has a huge fan base and she’s doing her thing. So what does one person’s opinion mean? I think people just take stuff too far. Some of the new girls that are coming up are dope. Azealia Banks has a lot of cute wordplay. It’s a new generation and it’s cool with me.”
On DMX's Issues with Substance Abuse:
”DMX is my dog,” She says. "He’s the most special person I’ve ever met, honestly. It’s unfortunate that he’s going through those things. The last time I saw him was when we did the BET Hip-Hop Awards cypher. Anytime that I spend with him and get to talk with him is the best. But X is X. If you know him, you can’t tell him anything and you can’t suggest anything, X is going to do whatever he wants to do. But I’m sure he’ll get better. That’s just his process.”
Loving everything she said.
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