Vixen Chat: Joseline Hernandez Talks New Single "Bailar," LHHATL Fight and Plans to Build Beauty Brand
is one of the most controversial stars on reality TV to date. The Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta cast member has allowed cameras to capture her journey from strip club dancer to rising reggaeton artist while being her manager Stevie J's mistress. Despite rumors of her sexuality, hoopla surrounding her behavior and jokes made about her speech, the TV personality is looking to continue making music and building a brand that will include beauty and style.
"Some people are negative but they're gonna be negative regardless of what I do," she says in our 10-minute chat.
Vixen caught up with the TV ratchet queen to talk about her new uptempo track "Bailar," the fight against her cast mate Erica Dixon (and their respective "others") and what she's cooking up for the future. --Niki McGloster
VIBE VIXEN: What's the feedback you've been getting on your new song "Bailar"?
JOSELINE HERNANDEZ: Well, you know a lot of people are loving the song. I'm having good feedback and I love it. I'm just working.
How do you define your sound?
My music is young, playful, sexy, loving, just everything. I understand life and I been through a lot of things. I just wanna make music that makes people happy, makes people wanna dance. I'm not with all of that crazy music. I'm just a happy person at this point in my life. Everything from my clothes to my music to my dancing is all happiness and sexiness.
Are you working on a mixtape or an album?
I have a lot of songs. I'm just trying to figure out how Stevie and I are gonna do things now as far as the album goes. If I wanted to do an album right now, I could just drop it, but I just decided to come out with my single.
What's the relationship with you and Stevie at this very moment?
Stevie is my manager and that's what it is. He manages me and we get to work.
Coming out the of situation that we watched on this past week's episode of Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta, are you two beyond that?
I have to live with everything that I've done and all of my mistakes. You live and learn, and you keep pushing, you know. You keep on with life.
How did you feel reliving the abortion and the drama surrounding it as you tuned in last Monday?
You know, I really try not to even watch the show. I just try to work, you know. I have to go to the studio, I have to go to dance rehearsal, I have to go to voice lessons. I have a lot on my plate, then I have to do shows. The show is great! I know it is 'cause I was there, but I really don't have too much time to watch the show.
While it's airing on Monday nights, you usually don't tune in?
No, I tune in to watch the show but not right at 8 o'clock. I catch the reruns because I might not have the time to watch it at that time, but I always watch the rerun.
Cool. Now, what's going on with you and Erica Dixon?
VV: Cool. Now, what's going on with you and Erica Dixon?
JH: Nothing is going on with me and Erica. Erica is not relevant in my book. My name is Joseline Hernandez. Msjoseline.com is here, my new single is here and Erica and anything else doesn't really matter to me.
You're not focused on the drama.
No, girl. Not at all.
Would you say that you and Stevie J won the fight against Erica and Lil Scrappy?
Come on, now. For real? You can see it for yourself. It shows for itself. I ain't got to put a stamp on it. It's right there.
What's the nature of your dating life now, since you mention moving on from dating Stevie?
I'm dating Joseline Hernandez. It's about my work, my life, my career and anything else does not matter to me. It's all about Msjoseline.com.
What can we look forward to in the future from your brand?
My workout DVD, in a few days, for my sexy ladies that wanna be fly and wanna be sexy for they man. I have another song that I'll be releasing to the site in a few more days too. I have makeup; It's a whole brand. I have everything that you'll be able to get, so you'll just be hearing a lot from me. I'm not going anywhere anytime soon.
How would you define your personal style?
My style is young, fly, sexy, beautiful, funky. You know, I use to own a boutique back in Dallas, so I'm into fashion. Everybody knows Joseline got her own little style, so of course I have my own brand with my clothes and everything on my site. I'm into clothing, styling, singing, rapping, dancing, DVD workouts, makeup, hair--I'm into everything.
Where did you first get that sense of entrepreneurship and creativity?
I started [stripping] at a real young age, but I knew that it wasn't for me 'cause I always been really, really smart. I love to workout. I love to dress nice. I love to wear makeup. I love to wear jewelry. You know, I always been like that. I use to make clothes before. I used to train people before. That's why I'm doing my own DVD workout because it's so simple and people don't need a trainer. I will upload workout scenes every month on my website, so ladies can get it in without having to spend $1,000 a month on a trainer. I will just show you what to do.
In 10 years or so, beyond reality TV, where do you want to see yourself?
Ten years from now, I will be producing my own show. Spanish television, English television. I'll be producing my own movies. It's just so much that I have to do and it's just work. I'm ready to work, I'm here and I'm not going anywhere.