Gentlemen’s Corner: Leigh Bush Talks New Name, Making Transparent Music, and Perfect Woman Qualities
What’s the most personal story you’re going to tell?
I been in a relationship off and on for 3 years and this is the most open I’ve been. I’m 26 and to think that you’ve met the person you want to spend your forever with is a scary thing.
Is this person you want to spend your forever with?
There’s a lot that comes with fame. I wouldn’t say I have a girl problem but I love women, I think they’re amazing. I want the happily ever after but I think a lot is contingent on timing. I think one of the realest things Big Sean said was “what’s the perfect girl if it’s not the perfect time.” So I think I’ve met somebody who embodies everything I want my wife to have from spiritual belief to background foundation. She’s domesticated, she’s smart, pretty, and silly; she has all that.
I’m a southern dude so I like a girl who can cook, fold your clothes, and hold you down while you’re gone on the road.
I was talking to my best friend and we were talking about that, because some females act like they’re too proud to play that role.
Yes and see I’m a mommas’ boy so my mom was very nurturing so I love when a women does those things; I’m very appreciative of that. So domesticated doesn’t mean you’re my servant or anything, but you nurture your man and your man reciprocates that.
A lot of men grew up in broken homes, like me I grew up without my father in the home so most things I learned through trial and error. That’s not always the best way but I turned out pretty damn good. My mom is a strong woman. It starts with us, I wouldn’t say it’s women’s fault the way that the world is. It starts with men and then it’s a chain reaction.
And that’s what your music is going to embody?
Yeah. It’s all about substance, I wanted [my music] to be thought provoking. Like even with “Dancer” it’s not your typical twerk record. Is it love you’re seeking, or is it just for the dollar that makes you comfortable to do that, because I’m from Atlanta and that’s like strip club mecca.
So you’re an avid strip club goer?
I go not a lot though, it doesn’t do for me what it does to most men. But I have a lot of female friends who are dancers so that’s where the song derives from. This girl [I know] does it but she hates it. She has two degrees but the easy money is what keeps her going night after night. That’s what kind of provoked me to write the record.
In general whats a major turn on and turn-off about women?
I’m a spiritual being, I like positive vibes so I like a girl with a spiritual foundation and ambitious. I’m a dreamer, I don’t have normal goals at all, I don’t know what tomorrow brings. I like girls who have a free spirit and understand that with hard work anything can come true. I’m silly 85 to 90% of the time, so I like a girl that’s really relaxed and likes to have a good time and is spontaneous. Of course a girl that’s supportive because I have so many dreams and aspirations outside of music. When you have a significant other you appreciate that support system and know that you have at least one person is in your corner that believes in you.
Describe your perfect date night.
I like to go bowling a little tipsy. I don’t like to go to the movies on a first date because you can’t converse so I would like to go bowling. I read a lot so when I meet somebody and they can stimulate my mind it’s just a lot doper than just being cool and swagged out.
What’s one topic you can talk about besides music?
I love sports.
Does a girl need to be a sports fan?
She doesn’t have to be a sports fan but open to acting like it. On Sundays if she’s clueless, ask. I think it’s cute when a girl says “what’s first down”. I like when a girl technically doesn’t want to watch it but for my sake she’ll partake in it. It’s like a guy watching Lifetime with a girl. I can talk sports all day. I like to see where people derive from and where they’re headed.
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