My future ex wife gives a lil insight on the new album during her latest interview with Rollingout Magazine…..
Kisses Down Low“ is a flirty, fun song. Is this indicative of the direction of Talk a Good Game?
“Kisses Down Low” is just a piece of the story of Talk a Good Game. I’m really honest on this album. There’s another song that I have, “Dirty Laundry.” Even the title track is about relationships – the ins, the outs – all the interesting moments of relationships. I’m really ready for people to hear this album. It’s kind of hard to keep it to myself.
“Dirty Laundry“ is an intriguing title. Are you naming names?
It’s the first time I’ve been so stripped away and naked. I had help with that, and that help was the-Dream. I was in the studio with Dream and he said, “I just want you to get deeper. The people want more. They want to be led into your life and know more about you.” And I said, “Oh, God!” It’s really nervous, because you don’t know what people are going to say. In this moment, I really don’t care. [Laughs]
Did you give your exes or whomever a heads-up that they would be aired out?
You know what? No, I really don’t give a shit. [Laughs] It’s nothing like that. My mom would say, “The truth shall set you free,” so no matter what truth that is, I think it’s important to be honest about it.
Who are you collaborating with on the new album?
I’m still putting everything together, but I called on some new talent from Canada, like T-Minus and Boi-1da, who I love being in the studio with. Kevin Cossum, who just pulls melody out of his ears, Rock City, who completely know how to ride a beat and a cadence that’s crazy, and Mike WiLL’s genius-osity – I’m gonna make up a word – where he just knows what the streets are talking about.
A few weeks ago, you wowed everyone at the Grammys in that Georges Chakra Couture dress. Trey Songz was drooling over you on the red carpet. I think he has a crush.
He’s like a brother to me. I just hung out with him last night. We were all at the same place and hooked up and had a ball.
Did he awkwardly punch you in the arm and run away?
[Laughs] No, he didn’t punch me and run away, but he did get me an extra drink – a “Trey Noir,” as he calls it. I had a whole bunch of girlfriends with me that were completely staring at him and completely in love with him.
You reunited with Destiny‘s Child at the Super Bowl. Keyshia Cole received some blowback for criticizing Michelle Williams on Twitter. Do you have any thoughts on her comments?
It didn’t even make it on my radar until other people brought it up. It didn’t even matter. We had a wonderful performance, and that’s all I cared about. I was with my sisters and the three of us matter to each other, and that’s all that counts. We matter to a lot more people, with all due respect, than her. So, I really don’t care what she said.