Believe it or not, there was time when Cassie served as Rihanna‘s direct competition, debuting in the same year.
However, in what is a testament to Ms.Ventura‘s work ethic, she has spent the last seven years doing everything but fulfill her role as an entertainer- opting to stand as an omnipresent socialite… held in the grasp of Diddy’s shadow.
Now, before the release of her sophomore album ‘King Of Hearts’, the starlet has addressed her complacency, revealing she feels no pressure to be as successful as her chart topping rival.
Her comments below…
An excerpt from her spread in GQ reads:
“ ”I’m just a laid-back person.” This is how Cassie explains the painful six-plus-year delay between her self-titled debut album and soon-to-be-released sophomore LP. “Maybe laid-back to a fault.” Furthermore, she doesn’t feel all that bad about it.
Throw this in her face: that Rihanna— 24 to Cassie’s 26—has already released six studio albums. She’ll come back with Sade, who put out just six in her entire twenty-eight-year career. And you know, there’s no denying that the two share something else: a slow-burn sexuality (Exhibit A: this photo) that helps you forgive just about anything.
“It’s been too long, I know, but I got to start over and over again,” Cassie says. “It would be awesome to stay popular, but if I was only an underground artist, I would be okay with that.” Unlikely, with mastermind (and rumored boyfriend) Sean Combs guiding her from the R&B do-me-baby sound of her debut to the electro-pop and tribal thump of the first single off album two, “King of Hearts.” “I feel like I’m a new artist,” she says. Whatever you are, we’re in.”
We’re not sure how it help Cassie’s cause to reveal ‘she isn’t that bothered’ about how successful she is.
For, in a day over saturated with Pop belles, how does Ventura expect to enjoy a fruitful career with such a lax attitude.
An attitude, which places the likes of Rihanna , Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj in whole new lights.
For, whatever you may think of them, Cassie’s situation proves their countless top tens, world tours and endorsements have not come about by chance, but rather a drive and determination Ms. ‘Me & You’ is clearly lacking.