Exclusive: Veronica Vega Talks New Music, Polow Da Don And Her Love For ‘Epic’ Beyonce

Published: Wednesday 13th Mar 2013 by David

Meet your new obsession.

She’s the Latina Pop Princess with a following growing thicker by the day and this week- in helping to shine a light on her growing buzz- That Grape Juice met Ms. Veronica Vega following the release of her scorching new cut ‘El Papel’.

Want to know why she’s got Pitbull, Polow Da Don and Ne-Yo singing her praises?

Come meet her below…

My biggest influences are my parents“, she explains when we first met, “Growing up in my household music was almost the most important part of our lives. Like, it woke us up in the morning. My mom loves to sing and my dad enjoys being the DJ and all of that shaped my sound.

A proud Cuban and Venezuelan, the last few years saw Veronica’s life change when she was discovered by Ciara producer Polow Da Don while working the underground circuit. A discovery he described as life changing, sharing:

“Working with Vega has been a life changing experience – Culturally, Musically, and Spiritually. With all that I know about music, I’ve been just as much a student during the process of this project. This project opens my eyes to how big the world really is”.

On her new single ‘El Papel‘, that cultural diversity is all too present- serving an exotic sass Vega says comes courtesy of her a background just as diverse. “My childhood was filled with all kinds of music music, dance, family, and people of different nationalities, so I’ve always been open culturally and you can hear it on Papel. In saying that, the other material has a lot of range-on my mids and ballads I’m more soulful and laid back.

As far as vocalists go, Vega says it’s ‘End Of Time’ singer Beyonce who holds a special place in her heart, citing her epic nature as the reason behind her success. “She’s paved the way for so many newcomers and still has so many beautiful things and qualities to offer.” 

A collaboration between the pair? Who knows?…but one thing’s for certain and that’s Pitbull’s contribution to her forthcoming single ‘Wicked’– set to touchdown in the coming weeks.

On the duet, the stunner revealed:

“Pitbull is like family. Our collaboration came together pretty organically. I mean, he was in the studio, we played the record, and he was like ‘Vega,I’m going to jump on that (laughs)’. He did. I loved it! And there it was… Vega feat Pitbull! 
I feel like the sound’s a bit wild, it’s energising. It’s a mix of hip-hop, soca, reggae, and Dance-Haha. It sounds worldly. So you already know, the theme is colorful, vibrant, but gritty as well. I’m really excited about it all.”
So what can the world expect from the vocalist this year?
I pray that 2013 brings me closer to my fans.
That my music speaks to their hearts and captures the attention of new fans. I hope that through my music they can find an outlet for them to express themselves.
That I can help people let go and feel good about themselves you know. 
To be honest, I just want to be able to achieve some of these ideas that haunt my dreams at night.”
We’re sold…

Are you? 

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  1. BeyWhoUWanna March 13, 2013

    Stan for the Queen!

  2. HausMuthaAdele March 13, 2013

    S*** lady. Mutha likes!

  3. AQueenLikeB March 13, 2013

    If you stan downe for the Queen, I might could stan downe for you.

  4. FentySoSnatched March 13, 2013

    I hate the first song but the Selena cover was cute, stick to that mamita.

  5. Lana Del Slay March 13, 2013

    Giving me ratchet JLo tease 2bh.

  6. JanetXone March 13, 2013

    S*** girl,bad tastes. You shouldn’t stan for Mrs.Armstrong.

    • Draggin4MrsCarter March 13, 2013

      Care for a seat b****? Why do you stay mad at Bey when Janet looks like she finna audition for the lead in the next SAW movie.

      • JanetXone March 13, 2013

        You’re coming for Janet but does B have ONE song as iconic as RN or IGSL. No she doesn’t, so f*** off please.

  7. NickiSaidDis March 13, 2013

    AWWWW, everyone loves Bey, except the Titanic.

  8. FAF March 13, 2013

    Her voice is not given proper credit in that first single !!!! She should follow up with a slow ballad

  9. KimmyBlanco March 13, 2013

    The first song is a no but the second one has me thinking of using ha. She better not be a flop cos yall know we need some chola realness in the scene right now. Lopez has had her time and Kat Deflopna isn’t going anywhere fast.

    • BarbzRUs March 13, 2013

      A Krimlin calling someone else a flop. The pot is BLACK darling.

  10. HerNameIsBeyonce March 13, 2013

    Nothing makes me happier than a b**** who loves the King! Yaaaassss b****! Praise ha!

  11. Rihyonce March 13, 2013

    What a horrible song.

    • HerNameIsBeyonce March 13, 2013

      You stan for Beyonce AND the W**** so your opinion means s*** to be honest, make up your mind and stop being so damn confused. You bring shame to the Hive everytime you use that name like it’s cute. IT’S NOT!

      • Rihyonce March 13, 2013

        Girl get your life then get an H** test you firecrotch queen. I can stan for whomever I please, and anyone who doesn’t like it can climb Mt Rushmore and jump. Including your mother b****.

  12. TurntUp4Cici March 13, 2013

    She seems like a nice girl, I like her.

  13. RitasLipstick March 13, 2013

    OMG, Reets would love her.

  14. PrettyGirlRockstar1989 March 13, 2013

    I hope she’s not having s** with Polow. If she is you know what they’ll say about her.

  15. SB March 13, 2013

    “Paved the way” for WHO ? She ain’t no Madonna for pop, ain’t no Aretha for Soul, ain’t no Mary J. Blige for R&B
    Who’s that girl anyway ?

    • Lolz March 13, 2013

      Many new artists credit beyonce as their inspiration/idol where have you been? Even Rihanna in the early stages QUOTE ‘My greatest idol is beyonce’

  16. Rob March 13, 2013

    Isn’t this the girl that was on Lloyds last CD?

  17. Lolz March 13, 2013

    Who doesnt love and respect Bey, besides them mad trolls behind the screen.

  18. Suicide Blonde March 13, 2013

    Latina Princess PLEASE……Shakira….

  19. junior March 13, 2013

    shes sounded good but why shes moving around like shes some b**** from the hood and shes about to fight!!!!! some one needs some lessons!!!!!

  20. Jackieyonce March 13, 2013

    She cute and mamamita! I’ll check out her stuff. #MrsCarterWorldTour

  21. BEYONDLAZYCUZTHEBITCHMADEONLY4ALBUMSINTHEPAST15YEARSSHESBEENINTHEINDUSTRY March 14, 2013

    so since shes a beyonfake Stan y’all think her song is good smh.

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