Vixen Chat: Tweet Discusses ‘Simply Tweet’ EP and Relationship With Missy Elliott


VIBE Vixen: How’s the reaction been to your EP, Simply Tweet?
It’s been great. My phone is blowing up. People are really responding positively and I’m excited about it. I’m kind of at a loss for words, but I’m very excited about it.

Is it pretty much a preview for your upcoming album?
Yeah. Kind of re-introducing myself to the music scene because I’d been gone so long. I’m giving [fans] a little taste of what they would expect if they were to come to a concert or anything like that. I just wanted to do a special little treat because they’ve been waiting so long. I just wanted to give them the definite that the album is definitely going to happen.

Can we expect a slow tempo throughout the album as well, or will it be a bit more upbeat?
It’s a little bit of both: the acoustic sounding and the in-your-face lyrics. I’m just keeping it a mixture of everything but still keeping the essence of who I really am which is the harmonies and things like that.

Compare music from when you first came out to now.
When I first came out, music was just open to different types of music. Right now, music for me is just on a one-track rollercoaster. I think we need to get back to where different types of artists and live instrumentation are appreciated. I’m not saying that people that are out now aren’t doing their thing, but I think we need to open the doors for more people that are into live music.

VV: Today, a lot of artists are expanding their brands into fashion and beauty lines. Do you plan on venturing into anything outside of music?
T: Definitely. I really want to do a shoe line or hat line. I love hats! I want to make stuff for people that aren’t necessarily into red bottoms shoe or anything like that. It’s for people like me that like sneakers and jeans, a nice boot or whatever.