Thanks to social networks, you can know everything about your favorite celebrities without ever meeting them. However, while some of your famous friends live for the drama and TMZ coverage, others make sure you only see them at their best.
I have never been fired from a real job. I guess because at about 13, my parents started paying me allowance for chores and for watching my little sister for small periods of time. The first time I messed up they did not pay me. They told me that’s how it is in the real world. You don’t do the work, you don’t get paid. I never had to be told again. #SomeThingsJustStick
A young man covered my song “Beautiful Lie” just because he was a fan and loved the song. I was so touched. It was so sweet and cool and he did a great job! #ILoveFans
I don’t think I have ever really had a STAN moment. The closest I have come is a group of girls contacting my representation and pretending to be the principle for an inner city performing arts school that was having a celebrity career day. They explained how they thought it would be great for Brit Brat of The Game to speak. Of course, I was willing to do so, coming from a performing arts school myself. They were very organized and convincing until the day came and it turned out to be a few girls that had made it all up just to get the chance to Skype with me. I just could not believe the effort they went through just to talk to little old me! #ItDidn’tTakeAllThat!
I don’t know if I have really experienced true love yet, probably not, but I sure felt like I was head over heels for a guy last year. It did not last, but it was so great at the beginning. I look forward to feeling like that again! #IsItReallyLove?
My first real breakup was last year. I was accused of being too busy for a boyfriend! Whatever that means?! I relocated to LA and I guess things just did not work out. I figured out that at my age, a relationship should not require me to neglect my work and my dreams.
My hair is naturally very curly. When I was fourteen I did not realize how blessed I was and I decided I wanted my hair to be straight. My mom did not want a relaxer on my hair. Therefore, against her better judgement, she compromised on a texturizer which ended up making my hair half straight and half curly.It was a disaster. I had to cut off the straight part and wait for my hair to grow back. I have never put chemicals on my hair again!
My first big Hollywood audition was for The Game. I had just gotten my first acting manager in California. I got word of the audition the day before and I was in Houston, TX at the time. My dad decided to take me and booked a last minute flight. My flight was delayed and I was a couple hours late for the audition. The manager told me not to go since we were so late though we had flown from Houston to Los Angeles just for this audition. We took a chance and just went! Long story short, the manager left me because I did not listen to her and I was devastated, but 2 months later I was the new Brit Brat on the show! #GodIsInCharge!
I guess the first industry rumor that has circulated was that Kenny Smith, Executive Producer and writer for The Game was my uncle. Don’t I wish! I guess since we share the same last name people assumed the role was given to me as a favor from my dope uncle [laughs]. After my first season on the show this rumor was all over twitter and even on a few blogs. Truth be told, I never had the pleasure of even talking to Mr Smith until I became a cast member.
I guess the biggest splurge I can think of was a $100 manicure and that was by accident. I urgently went to a high end spa and got my nails done for an event at the last minute. I did not look at the prices and they kept offering me little extra treatments for my hands. At the end when they told me my total I almost fell, literally! Maybe that is not really a splurge for some people, but I grew up in a household that is very money conscience so I was like in shock! #HowMuchForJustThePinkyNail?
Oh wow, this has happened a couple times. One time I had to work with Brandy and I had to argue with her and be very disrespectful. That was just so hard for me and it threw me off for my next line because it was Brandy! I had to make myself forget how much I admire her and look up to her. Another time was with Wendy Raquel Robinson. She is so hilarious and it is hard to keep a straight face sometimes not to mention be ready for your line. She is fiercely talented! #HumblingExperiences