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Eve Dishes On Female Rap, New Album, & Interracial Relationships

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Eve‘s new album may be called ‘Lip Lock’, but the femcee unlocked a whole lot of info during her visit to The Angie Martinez Show on Hot 97 this week.

Now residing here in London town, the self-proclaimed “pitbull in a skirt” spoke candidly about her hiatus, the state of female rap, her new album, and dating Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta‘s Stevie J (back in the day). The 34 year old also opened up about her new relationship and what it’s like being in love with a White man (her words, not ours).

The insightful interview awaits after the jump…


While we’re sure the interview provided many a soundbite to debate, we’re just amped for this long over-due album. E-V-E’s features over the last few years reaffirm that she still has “it”, hence we can’t wait to see her return so as to provide some much needed variety on the femcee front.

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    November 30, 2012 at 8:35 am
    Nahjee says:
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    The ONLY REASON other female rappers can’t make it to the top is because they don’t have the connections nicki have.

    They don’t know how to get with who is hot and popping on a record for a feature. They don’t have that strong following that will buy records. They are not co-sign by a popular rapper that’s selling records worldwide.

    Most of these female won’t make it cause they just don’t have that one popular rapper for that co-sign or that following of a strong fan base that will buy you’re album in a snow storm they don’t care.

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      November 30, 2012 at 12:34 pm
      IDK says:
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      I kinda feel you on this because most of the female rappers that made it big was brought out or introduced by a BIG TIME rapper. Look @ Foxy, Lil Kim, Nicki, trina I think eve might be an exception even tho she had ruff ryders but I do get what you saying and that is so tru. Too bad the Female rappers that are BIG TIME now wont reach out to the up and trying come female MC’s. But things could change. I hope somebody come’s and do what lil kim did with ladies night. Now that could be the new beginning of something BIG to come for females.

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      November 30, 2012 at 1:08 pm
      Trev says:
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      but ALL big rappers were cosigned by someone at some point…not just female rappers…give me a list of 10 of the most successful rappers and i guarantee i could tell you their cosign

      now lets keep it all the way real…at the end of the day it’s about music…Nicki is big because her music is hot….Azealia, Angel Haze & Iggy are coming up now because they’re music is hot

      Y’all can hype Eve up if y’all want to but her latest tracks are waaaack…so was Missy’s and Kim’s…which is why it didn’t chart on billboard or itunes…i love Eve & Missy dearly (Kim is wack to me) but if the NEW stuff was hot AT LEAST the hiphop chart would show

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        November 30, 2012 at 2:05 pm
        IDK says:
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        yea, I completely agree with you except the wack part lol, but Nicki’s audience is much broader than Eve’s and Missy’s music if you really think about it. Because if you compare their style of music……………………. ….. you really cant because they’re all different . All I’m saying is I want the female MC’s to WIN and they wont be able to do that unless they work together. The fellas do it all the time and half of them secretly cant stand each other.

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        November 30, 2012 at 2:48 pm
        Trev says:
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        you may have a point there with the “working together” thing…i think the younger girls will be fine…but Eve, Missy, Shawnna, etc def need to work together

        i want to see female MC’s win too…no matter what I’m gonna buy any female rappers stuff unless it’s DEAD wack ie. Kim…i bought Kreayshawn’s even though that flopped beyond belief i loved it…and i will buy Eve’s album…these new chicks are dope though

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        November 30, 2012 at 11:30 pm
        AmbeRussell says:
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        well iggy has t.i.

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        December 1, 2012 at 10:42 am
        IDK says:
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        LOL! @Trev I feel it.

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      November 30, 2012 at 4:21 pm
      FAF says:
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      @Nahjee they’ve already done that

      In the span of their legacy

      it’s just NICKI’s time NOW …

      and she has made endorsements that will be ongoing

      she has her OWN label, perfume, ec .

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    November 30, 2012 at 8:38 am
    Steph says:
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    Awesome interview! Can’t wait EVE! April 2013!!!!

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      November 30, 2012 at 4:21 pm
      FAF says:
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      No shade, do you honesly believe that ? Eve has been “about to come out” since ’07 =/

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      November 30, 2012 at 11:32 pm
      AmbeRussell says:
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      she should do a scripted tv show of her life, a former rapper dating a white guy and going back into the music. and she could “record” her stuff on her show and stuff and make it seem like she is actually doing a behind the scenes reality show, but it’s all acting
      AmbeRussell on youtube
      http://www.youtube.com/ucohesiveser/AmbeRussell?feature=mhee

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    November 30, 2012 at 9:09 am
    Absolved says:
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    “They don’t have that strong following that will buy records.”

    …and Nicki does? The re-release of her album gave it a 500-something% sales increase to a mere 36k…which begs, how much (or rather how little) was she selling the week before?

    If your career has to be qualified by stunts and co-signed by hot guest stars on your record, then you’re time is ticking. What are you gonna, ALWAYS put out songs with other hot rappers? Does every song on your album have to have high profile guest?

    Salt-N-Pepa and Lauryn Hill remain the biggest selling female rappers of all time…and I can’t recall a single song they put out that featured another hot rapper. It was all them, just about all the time…and if they did have a feature, it was some no-name or up and comer who they were extending a branch to.

    The bottom line is that stunts and gimmicks and tricks and manipulations are what you call “short money.” They only work for the time being, it gets old quick — and doesn’t keep the public riveted for the long haul.

    The problem with artists today is that they can’t stand on their own two feet and build a name for themselves. They have to come on the scene as part of some clique or as someone’s cheap protege. Then when the popularity of said click, or said star who they came out with, starts to dwindle their careers die right along with it.

    I think it’s pretty safe to say that when Wayne/Drake/Cash Money cools down, Nicki is done. That is if she doesn’t play out sooner.

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      November 30, 2012 at 9:52 am
      Trev says:
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      1. you can’t compare album sales that are like 20 years apart
      2. Collaborating is more popular now then it was 15-25 years ago
      3. The album is 7 months old of course it’s not going to be selling 100,000 every week
      4. The ReUp was a re-release and was the best selling re-release in a very long time
      5. How is nicki done when she has 4 songs on Billboard Hot 100? #13 #21 #22 #88

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        November 30, 2012 at 12:36 pm
        IDK says:
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        right!

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      November 30, 2012 at 10:23 am
      Britbutnotproud says:
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      Your response is well articulated I couldn’t have put it better myself.

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        November 30, 2012 at 12:43 pm
        IDK says:
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        right! we need more TRU music lovers like yal to comment more often! Being able to hold a well articulated educated conversation on here. All of the Shady/f***** or hater stans are getting out of control. You cant even hold a decent conversation with them without them being so strongly vigorously bias towards you. Like seriously? All I said was I hope they go platinum and you calling me all types of b****** and s***? Whatever happen to agreeing with a response or disagreeing with a response. Smh! crazy.

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        November 30, 2012 at 12:56 pm
        Trev says:
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        oh stfu you stank c***, your fave is a flop and is working at Kmart *me mocking them* lol…but yea they don’t know anything other than vulgar insults…but i love this site, besides them hating on Rihanna for no reason…but the hate is lessening slowly but surely

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        November 30, 2012 at 2:07 pm
        IDK says:
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        @Trev CTFU!!!!!!!!!! RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!

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      November 30, 2012 at 4:22 pm
      FAF says:
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      All those paragraphs chile ! LAWD! I can’t even begin to read that . . .

      honey eve’s album is not platinum after over 7 yrs

      SO YES ! THE QUEEN FANS BUY HER ALBUMS ! LOL

      2 platinum #1s in a row

      “I MEAN IM WINNING BUT I’M STILL BORED!” KI!

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        November 30, 2012 at 4:24 pm
        FAF says:
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        U cant recall lauryn hill on a feature ????

        Nas ?????

        Kim w/ Moulin Rouge?????

        Salt’nPepa w/ EN VOGUE?????

        Y’all flops are pathetic. LOL

        Anything to try and come @ the QUEEN… LOL

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        December 1, 2012 at 12:05 am
        AmbeRussell says:
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        @FAF i guess u didnt get the fact that nicki multiple feat. she was on prior to becoming famous and even releasing her 1st single, which didnt appear on her album. and the countless feat. she had on her album as wellen vogue is not a group group, which the comment stated, rappers. at lease say kim with ladies night and all her songs with big, lauren hill being apart of the fugees. but ur examples did not help with your case, since lady marmalade came out yrs after kim 1st came out onto the scene so…
        AmbeRussell on youtube
        http://www.youtube.com/ucohesiveser/AmbeRussell?feature=mhee

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      December 2, 2012 at 2:50 pm
      lola says:
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      You old die hard Hip-Hop fans have it all twisted. JUST ABOUT EVERY ARTIST OF EVERY GENRE WAS SELLING millions of albums years ago. You want to know why? It is because ITUNES AND AMAZON.COM DIDN’T EXIST!!!!!! If you liked a single, YOU HAD TO BUY THE ALBUM! Nicki has had hits like Right Thru Me, Your Love, Starships, Va Va Voom, Superbass, without any features or any features of a hot rapper.

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    November 30, 2012 at 9:33 am
    That B*tch (redbone) says:
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    Azelia Banks & Eve are two smart ladies.
    Go for the white men honey! They dont return to violent black men that beat them to a pulp.
    I wish she wasn’t so far in London though. I wanna hear some new music Eve.

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      November 30, 2012 at 10:32 am
      Vandrea says:
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      Don’t put words in Eve’s mouth. She said that while she’s with a white man right now, she hasn’t sworn off black men for the future.

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    November 30, 2012 at 10:11 am
    Edubb says:
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    Eve you are severely IRRELEVANT. Buh bye!

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      November 30, 2012 at 10:33 am
      Vandrea says:
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      She’s relevant enough for you to click on an article about her and comment. Hello.

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    November 30, 2012 at 10:43 am
    Monstarebel (THE UNAPOLOGETIC PRINCE) says:
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    Who is she again?

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      November 30, 2012 at 10:49 am
      B. Hill says:
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      Someone with about 5x more talent that those wack fuckers your lame ass likes.

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        November 30, 2012 at 4:25 pm
        FAF says:
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        Not talented enough to remain relevant ! KI !

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    November 30, 2012 at 12:07 pm
    TeamEveandMissy says:
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    Can’t wait 4 E V E the pitbull in a skirt to drop the heat in April 2013. She gettin ready to show these fake hoes how it supposed to be done.

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      November 30, 2012 at 4:25 pm
      FAF says:
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      She look like a BULLdyke ! LOL What fake hoes ? Subliminal shots ? LOL Just like your faves!! KI !

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    November 30, 2012 at 12:49 pm
    IDK says:
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    Thats whats up Eve!!!!! I wish you well and I will be buying you album in the spring!

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    November 30, 2012 at 12:55 pm
    Peter G says:
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    I thought that was Jessie J for a second!

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      November 30, 2012 at 5:26 pm
      prettigurlrockD bitchess (No f**** given) says:
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      Jessie J is white as hell tho! O.o lmao.

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    November 30, 2012 at 3:47 pm
    the real xoxo says:
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    I love Eve! shes the rawest!
    she proved why she is named the Eve of Destruction on the “My chick bad” remix.

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      November 30, 2012 at 4:26 pm
      FAF says:
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      She DESTRUCTED her career!!! LMAO @ xo

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    November 30, 2012 at 4:29 pm
    FAF says:
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    Lmao bye eve !!!!!!!!!! its been 3420948 yrs too long ! You are now 34 yrs old

    Kissing Nicki ass one minute & then did a song that was “BAD BAD” calling it “SHE BAD BAD” talking about gimmicks & s*** !

    d*** u wish u could have gimmicks to sell yo flop ass albums !KI!

    RIAA dont know these hoes ! Soundscan damn sure dont !

    QUEENS RE-RELEASE SHUT s*** DOWNE ! The only b**** selling units in hip-hop

    all u haters are MAD! KI !

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      December 1, 2012 at 12:11 am
      AmbeRussell says:
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      but how u know she is dissing nicki in the song… see, u think every1 is talking about nicki.

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    November 30, 2012 at 7:13 pm
    Teacher says:
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    E.V.E

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    November 30, 2012 at 11:34 pm
    courageous says:
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    lol at someone saying salt and pepa was the biggest selling female acts in female hip hop.
    So Lauryn Hill didn’t start with fugees and wyclef.

    Where do you find these stats

    Some of you know so much but don’t know s***.

    Anyway if Nicki chooses to work with these hip hop mc it’s a lose lose for her. People are waiting to see her demise. They will go crazy saying they killed her on a track true or not. The female can build off of her momentum. What does Nicki get from it. None of these females helped her so why should she help them?

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    December 2, 2012 at 2:54 pm
    lola says:
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    Eve needs to give it up. Female Hip-Hop rappers are done and over with. Nicki Minaj is urban crossover and that is why she was able to make it. That whole “Nicki is Pop and has no substance” needs to stop. She gets on my damn nerves, but at least she was able to understand the music industry and become a mainstream star. If you’re not Pop, you have no career! Adele did soul/rock, but because she’s European, has a big voice, and sung many ballads, it crossed over to Pop music and many people of different ages supported her. Eve should focus on getting married and having children or maybe writing for others. And for her ghetto, ugly, monkey ass to get a white man…. he must be ghetto himself.

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