When R&B songstress Tweet burst onto the scene this month 17 years ago with her now signature hit, ‘Oops (Oh My),’ many assumed she was an overnight success. That assumption, as she recently detailed in BET’s hit web series, ‘Finding BET,’ couldn’t be further from the truth.
Between years of working with the group Sugah before it disbanded to doing background vocals for Missy Elliott and other artists before her breakthrough, Tweet’s (born Charlene Keys) rise to fame was far from swift. That point made the velocity of her fall from the public eye that much more surprising.
Ever the eternal optimist, Keys recently took to BET to dish on life post the success of her debut album, ‘Southern Hummingbird,’ which included a battle with depression, alcohol abuse, and more before she re-emerged with 2016’s ‘Charlene.’ Also thrilling with news of the set’s soon-to-come follow-up project, look inside to hear the 48-year-old talk on this and more:
On healing her relationship with her daughter: 24:09
On new age R&B ‘making her ears bleed’: 25:19
On completing her new album: 26:06
On how lack of industry support has caused her anxiety: 29:07
A great watch, indeed! We look forward to hearing exactly what the Southern Hummingbird’s been cooking up.