As artists, do you ever feel like you have a responsibility to empower young women?
I'm really scared to, I don't know if he'll even know my name. I really like this guy who just happens to be my best friend. He comes to me for advice because he wants to tell her. Some of my classmates tell me that a girl in my class likes me, and will tell me at my basketball game on Sunday. I'm only in two classes with her, and I need to do it in the morning. The thing is that I have really, really deep feelings for him and since I think about him all day in school, I don't pay attention to my teachers and my grades are beginning to fail! The thing is, I like to get to know a lot of people, which is fine, but when I form a close friendship with a boy, it always turns into a crush. I start thinking about them more than I would normally, and it's so annoying.
We'll go to the same college and study abroad in Spain together.
You and your BFFs have a ~top secret~ code name for your crush. I saw green eyes in the hall and we made eye contact! Any time it buzzes you FREAK out hoping it's bae.8. You remember (and constantly talk to your friends about) every single interaction you've ever had with your crush.
You're absolutely right -- as women in this industry, it is so fucking hard and you have so much adversity and so many things stacked against you and I appreciate so much that you can feel that in my performance.
Every time I sing it, I remember the words and I remember what I'm talking about and I remember just how much I needed it.
Xosha Roquemore The first CD that I ever bought was ' Britney Spears.' It was at a 7-Eleven and I was like, ' Can I get this?
championing female empowerment and sexuality with brash lyrics over dancefloor-friendly beats.
Have you ever realized that you know basically everything about your crush even though you've barely spoke two words to each other, like ever? You also know random things about them, like their favorite food, color, TV show, and band…even though your longest conversation consisted of three words: "What up? You purposely hang out at places you know your crush will be. You're going to every football, basketball, and lacrosse game from now on, because you know who will be there.5. You stare at your phone, waiting for them to text you back.Now, after countless hits, a Grammy, and a reality show, Cheryl "Salt" James and Sandra "Pepa" Denton are busier than ever. I don't remember the first time I heard it, but I know that it struck me.2016 sees the rappers heading on tour with DJ Spinderella, hosting a new Cooking Channel show called and working on a cookbook and a sitcom. I'm going through something personal in my life and those lyrics really speak to my heart.Amidst all this, they still have time to discover new artists, and have become big fans of Rachel Platten, the singer-songwriter who broke out last year with anthemic hits like "Fight Song" and "Stand By You," off her debut album, When did you first discover each other's music? It's so inspirational and I can tell that it is from your soul. " Because Salt-N-Pepa, we're all about that – we're all about inspiring women.Rachel Platten: I was 9 or 10 and my friend and I became absolutely obsessed with Salt-N-Pepa and we made up dance moves to "Shoop" for a lip-syncing contest. " And you have another song that I really like – "Stand By You." Platten: Oh yeah, that's my new single. When we saw you at VH1's You Oughta Know concert, that was the first time we saw you live and you performed the song just as passionate as it is [written] and, girl, let me tell you, I felt like I was in church. As females, we know what we go through in relationships, in friendships, in the music industry.