Miss Mykie

Vixen Chat: Miss Mykie Talks New Hair Style and Her Dream Interviews

Miss MykieAlongside three other rising TV hosts that replaced seven-year vets Terrence J and Rocsi Diaz late last year on BET's 106 & Park, Miss Mykie is one of the newest faces of television First stealing the scene with a curly mohawk she dubbed the "Mohawk Movement," the Colorado-born singer-songwriter is now shaking up her look with a short, 3D blonde-tinted pixie-esque cut a la Halle Berry and Toni Braxton. In the trust hands of celebrity hairstylist Jo Dumornay (@Jo_Hairgasm), the new 'do first made its debut last week--it coincides with the upcoming renovation to the music video countdown show.

Vixen caught up with the Howard University grad to chat about moving into the new year with a new image and which female celebs she would love to interview

Miss Mykie haircutVIBE Vixen: What made you spark the sudden hair change?
Miss Mykie With the new 106  and a lot of big surprises coming up, I just felt like it was time. I just been rocking the curly mohawk off and on since 2007 and it wasn’t always by choice, but I had to brand it. Any woman would want to change their hair but I was just strong enough to thug it out and understand what I need to do to have my own image. It helped me stand out during "The Search."

How do you feel changing your hair has impacted your new brand?
I’m at a point right now that it’s not going to effect anything like I think I’m a little bit more established right now, I just think that it was a just great timing right now to go ahead and switch it up.

Having a hairstyle for 5 years had to birth some bad hair days.
I work out a lot and the middle [of the mohawk] always stayed pretty cool but the sides would curl up even if I would slick them down. It would still just want to poke out and it wasn’t as easy to keep up as a lot of people thought.  I would have to say that was my worst. I thought my hair was thinning on the sides and that’s not a good look, I went ahead and shaved it off and ended up liking it more.

Now that the haircut is only a few days old, tell me how people have been reacting to it?
What’s surprising is all of this hate like, 'Ugh, can’t believe you changed your hair.' People are like, 'Why did you change the mohawk? We liked it,' and they probably were the main ones like, 'Can you change it?' [Laughs] I miss the mohawk, but for the most part, it's been an overwhelming response of great feedback.

How did the BET network respond to the sudden hair change?
They loved it! I sent [a picture to] Stephen Hill as soon as I got it done, and he loved it. I didn’t want it to be a huge surprise.

You’ve been on-air for a few months now. How has your experience been?
This is the best experience I’ve ever had in life. I love my job and you would think that people get excited about vacation time, but me, Shorty [da Prince], Paigion and Bow Wow were all on a group chat texting each other. We were just ready to get back to work. We love what to do.

Looking forward to this year, what can fans expect from you on the show?
They can just expect growth. I’ve grown so much since I’ve started and I know I’m just going to evolve into much better. I didn’t start off being a host, I started off being an artist so it’s a totally different change for me. I’m growing and I’m learning along the way.

Lastly, what celebrity female are you dying to interview?
It would be dope to sit down and talk to Michelle Obama or Oprah.

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In an interview with Billboard, Rowland shared her hopes for putting out a new body of work and the pressure that she's encountered since she's been in the studio. "This is by far the longest, most pressure-filled process ever, only because I know what it's supposed to be and I have been so hard on myself. I know it," she said. "And it's the first time I've said it out loud. I've been extremely hard on myself. But it's definitely coming, and I'm more so excited about this project than anything else."

The news follows the recent release of Rowland's "Kelly" track, which was met with critical acclaim in November 2018. In addition to preparing the release of new music, the "Motivation" singer discussed fans' wish for a Destiny's Child reunion. The rumors have been fueled by social media photographs of Rowland with either Beyonce or Michelle or all three, especially during Beyonce's past Coachella performance. But Rowland assures readers that it's not what they think.

"It's so funny. I guess every time people see us together, they just see music but I see sisterhood, and that's what we are and that's what me, her, Michelle [Williams] and Solange and I are. People see us all together, they immediately think music. I'm like, no. Just family." As Rowland previously mentioned Solange, she hopes to one day work with her again.

"I'm a huge fan," she said. "I love her writing and how detailed and particular she is. I always wanted to figure out how the heck she has so many different layers of harmonies when she is constructing these vocals, and it's so complex but simple. It's genius. It's the genius in her genius mind that she has in there." One of the last times the pair collaborated was on Rowland's "Simply Deep" track off her debut solo album of the same name. Solange also penned a few songs off the same project. Fast forward to 2016, and Rowland's vocals were featured on Solange's iconic A Seat at the Table.

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Directed by Gregory "Beef" Jones, The Aunties Inc., and Taylor herself, the Harlemite takes viewers on her journey to the expression-filled space where she hopes to rack up 10s across the board from a group of judges. The premise of the video also seems to follow a mockumentary format airing on a fictional network named FEMTV. Alongside Taylor, other men and women get ready to display their talents and confidence on the ballroom floor.

"WTP" is featured on the mother-of-one's sophomore album, K.T.S.E., which was released in June 2018. While the rollout's controversy didn't entirely muddle the excitement behind the project's debut, Taylor said she was sold on the idea that her album would be treated as the biggest out of G.O.O.D. Music's string of releases last year.

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The video will debut on Jan. 19. Check out the teaser below.

 

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Gabe Solis, the ex-husband of Trina Braxton, lost his battle with cancer, Thursday (Dec. 20),  TMZ reports. He was 43.

Solis passed away at his home in Texas, surrounded by friends and family, according to the outlet. No official details have been released about his passing.

Solis had reportedly been keeping his cancer battle private. His death came as a shock to his loved ones. On Friday (Dec. 21), Braxton seemingly mourned the loss of her ex-husband with a cryptic Instagram meme reading, “I need a hug..E bottle of wine.”

The former couple tied the knot in 2003, and appeared together on previous seasons of WEtv’s Braxton Family Values. Despite finalizing their divorce in 2015, Braxton and Solis confronted lingering issues from their marriage during an episode of Iyanla: Fix My Life, earlier in the year.

Braxton has since moved on to a new relationship, but remained friends with Solis.

 

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