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The Vixen Q&A: Somaya Reece [Pg. 2]

You're not only known for having the are also known for having a ridiculous ass. What are your thoughts on butt enhancements?
I don’t know anyone who has had ‘em, but I think that they’re dangerous. I mean, I’ve read on all the media sites of the nightmares. I don’t think I’ve ever read anything good about it, but I’m a non-judgmental person. To each his own, but I don’t think I’ve ever read anything positive from it. Wear booty pads if you’re really that serious about it! If you’re really that serious about it and you can’t live without having a big booty, then try the pads [laughs].

Let's switch to some music stuff. Who is "Somaya Boss Reece?"
I feel like I have three personalities when it comes to my music. “Somaya Boss Reece” which is an English version of everything that I do. “La Jefe” which is boss in Spanish influnced music, and the “Bossy Montana” when I really just don’t care and you hear cuss words in my songs. That’s the more real hip-hop side of me, I guess. It’s more of my punch lines and whatever. “Bossy Montana” really just comes from being a bossy girl. Like, I’m gonna Scarface you on a record and that’s really what it is. I’m not a violent person at all, just don’t provoke me. I come from that world, so best believe if you’re looking for it, you’re gonna find it. It’s the more really rough cut personality that I am when you take me there.

Where does your sound fit?
I’m literally being dubbed as the girl version of Pitbull. Pitbull heavily influences hip-hop by rapping, but he also does it with heavy influence in Spanish. I’m just really trying to be me but not forgetting what I love. I love dance records. We’re in such a great place right now even though people want to think that hip-hop is in a horrible state. It’s not. When you have people like Kid Cudi working with David Guetta, this is an amaizing crossover that people ain’t really looking into. I think it’s funny to me. Don’t put yourself in a box. You could be hip-hop and make these records that are also for popular culture. ‘Oh no. You ain’t rapping about this, so you’re not hip-hop,’ but that’s not true. Jimmy’s on our show—Jim Jones—he just did an incredible record. It’s that singing feel in it and he’s rapping in it. This is where music is going. If you’re smart, brand yourself.

I agree with that. What artists mainly influences your music?
Pitbull, Missy Elliot, El General, Celia Cruz, which are people in the Spanish world. These are all a combination of it because you can’t tell me what I can and can’t be. I can rap just as good in English as I can in Spanish. I’m bringing that, but I’m not doing reggaeton.

What music are you pushing right now?
I’m on a mixtape right now—Hip House. Everyone is one it. Diggy Simmons DJ is now my DJ and we’re all collaborating together. My first record of the year is called “Dale Mami” featuring Lumidee. This song is very high tempo. It’s about having a good time. And if you remember Lumidee, she’s a singer and a rapper.

Any ideas for a debut album or when it will drop?
Miss Opinionated is the name I love because I got a lot to say. I’m very controversial and I’m always gonna be the haters’ villain, but I want to be very smart about it. I wanna build my buzz to where I create a demand for it; to where I’m on the level of having enough exposure where I can successfully sell an album. I don’t just wanna sell just 20, 30,000 units. I wanna sell a lot more than that because what I have to offer is very unique, it’s very across the board and it’s very cultural.

Which producers and artists are you collaborating with?
The ones that I can definitely confirm are Crooked I, of course because that’s my good friend. Chino XL, Jae Millz, Lumidee, Ras Kass, a new artist named Mann, which has the new song with 50 Cent,“Buzzin.” I’m reaching out to everybody. Definitely Pitbull. I’m gonna get the right record to him and pray and hope that it works out.

Okay, so let’s have some fun for a minute. I want you to give rappers a rating from 1-10, 10 being the highest, based on their looks.
Sexy? Okay, make sure you add Yelawolf on there and add 10 [laughs].

First up is Lil Wayne.
[Long pause] I wouldn’t want to be with him on any romantic level but a 10 for his work ethic and he’s got a lot of style.

But based on looks, what would you say?
He’s not my type at all. I would say 7.

Okay. Jay-Z.
Um, Jay-Z is in the 7 category. I don’t know. He’s not my style.

Eminem.
Oh, 10. He’s so fine and adorable.

Pitbull?
10.

T.I.?
10. He’s handsome and he seems to be like a gentleman.

Rick Ross?
Uh, zero. Girl, I don’t like his beard. I don’t really care if you’re a big guy but the beard looks like it’s gonna itch my face. That’s all.

[Laughs] Okay. Lupe Fiasco?
Um, he’s really cute. An 8. I love his music.

Kanye West?
He’s a handsome guy. Hmm… 9. He’s really cute. Crazy, but that doesn’t stop him from being handsome.

50 Cent?
50 Cent is not cute to me, but I’m so attracted to his business ethic over anyone. I would say 10 on business ethic alone.

So if we had to take away the business ethic?
Probably an 8. He’s not ugly. He’s not my type though at all. 

Waka Flocka?
Oh, God. You know what? Let me give Rick Ross is a five and Waka a zero for this one. Rick is winning this one right now [laughs].

I agree. Snoop Dogg?
Snoop is so charming, but we’re just talking looks. He’s in the 7 category.

Wiz Khalifa?
He’s not my type at all. He’s a 7. I hope these guys don’t get pissed off at me! 

It’s all in good fun. And lastly, Yelawolf?
20! He really is a 20 with his fine ass!

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