February 3, 2009
Jennifer will perform at the NAACP Image Awards on February 12th in Los Angeles.
I am so proud of Jennifer! Just looking at her on Sunday you have to know that GOD is truly amazing. First the Super Bowl now she is preparing for 2 performances during Grammy Week and the NAACP Awards.
I’ve been saying this for a while thickettes but WE ARE GOING TO TAKE OVER THIS INDUSTRY! REAL TALK!
Check out Jaz’s interview with CNN
CNN: How would you describe your sound?
Jazmine Sullivan: I can’t really describe it; that’s the whole thing. Once you hear the CD, you’ll hear that one sound doesn’t sound like the next. You know, I’ve been influenced by so many different styles and different genres of music that I felt like that should be represented on my first album, so when you get it, you get a taste of gospel, jazz, R&B, hip-hop, reggae, pop … everything is on there, there’s something for everybody to enjoy. I didn’t want to exclude anybody from the album.
CNN: Let me ask you this: When you saw or heard the other nominees in the best new artist category who happen to be a little bit more well-known, was it intimidating? I mean, you got the Jonas Brothers, Katy Perry, Adele …
Sullivan: Yeah, the Jonas Brothers, specifically. I didn’t even know they were new artists because they are so huge, so, you know, so after, when my name was called after theirs, I thought, “Wow, they’re new artists, too?” I got a little scared, I tell you that.
But I’m just so honored to be mentioned to be in the same categories with such wonderful artists, so I’m looking forward to February and the Grammys and just being in that atmosphere.
CNN: I was looking at your background, and I didn’t know that you’re a protegee of Missy Elliott. I was thinking to myself, you would think that you would do rap, but you’re this big voice, this soulful voice. You might not equate that with Missy.
Sullivan: Yeah, and a lot of people don’t know that Missy Elliott … grew up in the church, and she’s really into vocalists. When I met her, was I was about 13 or 14, [and] she was ecstatic about me. When nobody else was there to support me, Missy was there, so she’s a good friend of mine, and I’m happy to have her by my side. She’s definitely taught me a lot of things.
CNN: So everybody wants to know, the guy behind “Bust Your Windows” — is there one?
Sullivan: We won’t talk about that on camera — that’s an off-camera conversation — but it’s definitely a song that relates to a lot of women especially. You know, even if they really haven’t busted windows out of anybody’s car, they have wanted to. A lot of women have been through that, so I’m glad that my music is touching those people.
For more of the interview click here
Yeah that’s right Jaz keep that man’s name a secret but yes we all have wanted to Bust Some Windows. Hell I wanted to bust some last night. I’m glad Missy supports her. Thickettes supporting thickettes you gotta love it!
Check out her performance on Good Morning America.