Singer Mashonda posed for King Magazine’s Women of King issue. The single mother and former wife of producer Swizz Beatz posed seductively for the publication’s upcoming May/June 2011 issue. In an interview with the magazine, the Love & Hip-Hop reality television star talked a bit about her new single life, how it feels to be a counselor to her cast mate, Emily B, and what her loyalty tattoo means to her:
On being like a counselor to her friends:
At the time that we shot, I was in a great place, so that’s what made the difference. I felt like that was my therapy, and that’s all I wanted to do. Anytime I’d log in to Facebook or Twitter, there would be tons of women reaching out to me, thanking me for sharing my story. Those messages gave me a lot of strength, a lot of courage. From that point on, I just wanted to help women, and Emily being a good friend of mine, it was easy for me to go on there and talk to her and be honest. I’m like her support system, her counselor. I feel like a female Dr. Phil. That person who gives her advice and is not afraid to tell her my story and show her my life, ’cause I really want her to get hers together.
On the meaning of her loyalty tattoo:
I got it a year after everything started going downhill. It’s a reminder to me that I have to be loyal to myself for once. I was so loyal to everyone, and I totally forgot about me. This is what it represents—it represents loyalty to self. Now I have to do things that I love to do, and I have to make myself happy, because I don’t really agree when people say, “I need a man ’cause I want to be happy,” or “I’m not happy because I don’t have a man.” That’s not where it starts. Happiness starts from within, and that’s in my focus. [Read More]
Sneak Peek to New Episode of Love & Hip-Hop!
Speaking of VH1′s Love & Hip-Hop, the second episode will be airing tonight (March 21) at 10:30/9:30pm CST. In the upcoming episode, Emily B finds out that Olivia wasn’t exactly telling the truth about dating her client, Darelle Revis of the NY Jets. Somaya Reece, on the other hand, decides to take a risqué photo shoot in an effort to make a name for herself and her music.
Looks like this next episode is about to be dramaful! Lol Check out the sneak peek video below.