Digital Dish:’106 & Park’ Host Keshia Chante on Bow Wow, Favorite Guests and the Harsh Realities of Google [Photos]
Any celebrity crushes?
My boyfriend was my celeb crush…locked that in (laughs). You know who I was obsessed with when I was younger? Michael Ealy. Also, I like Chris Brown when he’s blonde. One thing I don’t like-especially on 106-all the guys that come on the show; it’s the same, “hey baby.” Keshia don’t play that. I like guys that aren’t feeling themselves at all and are respectful and normal. You can be a rockstar, but I don’t want to feel like you’re a rockstar.
How long have you lived in New York?
I moved for the job from Toronto. I was in the city for about a month and then I got a place in the suburbs. I just wanted to have a separation from the crazy city. One of the adjustments is just the amount of action. It’d be 3am and I’d hear music and it’s hard to sleep because you want to see what’s going on. Traffic is crazy, but I love that you can get anything you want.
Do you have any favorite spots?
Serafina; I order it everyday for lunch. Dylan’s Candy Bar is the devil. I’ve been to Greenhouse and I’ve done the 1Oak thing. That was really fun, but I’m not too clubby.
When are we going to hear more music from you?
I’m working on it now. I’m very excited about it. It’s very R&B and authentic. You’ll get to know who I am for the first time in my career. It’s edgy and honest. It’s a lot more like Miguel, Frank Ocean or The Weeknd. In Canada, you have to do pop music because there’s no place for R&B to really live on the radio. So, you have to find a healthy medium like a Usher “OMG” or Chris Brown pop record.
Will there be collaborations?
Right now it’s literally been me just experimenting with sounds and being creative. I don’t think it’s at the point yet where I’m ready to collaborate with anyone, but I definitely intend to.