While promoting her new ABC show “Queens” on “The Daily Show,” the Philadelphia rapper-turned-actress was asked what she thinks of hip-hop now compared to when she was younger, in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Eve told the truth when she said she thinks hip-hop today isn’t original enough.
She told Trevor Noah, “There are a lot of clones.” “Gone are the days when being different was admired. Now I see a lot of the same things, and that bothers me.” For me, it makes it dull a lot of the time.”
That being said, she does admire many of today’s artists. “Not everyone, because there are some cool artists I love.”
The First Lady of Ruff Ryders said she felt lucky to be able to stay true to herself. “I was lucky. “They never tried to change me at Ruff Ryders,” she said. “Even more than anything else, they tried to hide me.” They did not want me to be naked. “No, you need to put this vest on now,” they told her.
She does, however, envy the freedom and flexibility that artists today have. What I like about you is that you don’t need a name. You don’t need someone else to sign. You are free to choose how to find your people.
Eve plays Brianna aka Professor Sex, a member of the hip-hop group Nasty Bitches in the 1990s, on ABC’s new show “Queens.” Brandy, Naturi Naughton, and Nadine Velazquez also star.
She’s going to be a mum soon. Eve just recently announced that she is pregnant with her first child with her husband Maximillion Cooper.