Vixen Chat: Eva Simons Talks Touring with LMFAO, Style Inspiration and Azealia Banks

Posted by on Jun 7, 2012

VV: Now, I know everyone talks about your hair. Are you keep your mohawk? What will be the evolution of it?
EV: Totally. I’ve had it for 5 years and I’m still not sick of it, but I don’t wanna confuse the people. Let’s say I put a video out with straight yellow hair or something, then they’d be like, Huh? Who is she? I’d definitely switch it up, but this is definitely a part of me.

You wanna keep it for your image, your first album and all that?
It’s like, I am not my hair [sings "I Am Not My Hair" India Arie]. I love my hair, but I don’t wanna become my hair. I don’t wanna be “the girl with the hair.”

Clearly you’re into India Arie, who are your other favorite artists? Top 5.
Oh my God. Isn’t that the hardest? Man, off the top: Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Mariah Carey. Donna Summer, like, big time. She was sexy, but she was so classy. She never made it raunchy. Classy and sophisticated.

Definitely. What artists would you hope to work with soon?
Azealia Banks’ “212.” That’s my jam right now! I’d love to work with her; that’d be dope.

Why do u think she’s dope? Her style, her sound?
It’s her slang, her organic swag. I don’t feel like she’s trying. She just is that, and I like people that are themselves.

If you two could go into the studio together, how do you think it would come out?
Oh, that would be the jam!

Switching gears, what are the top 5 things that you have to have while you’re on tour?
I need my laptop ’cause I cant record without my laptop. My mic. My camera ’cause I love to make videos for YouTube, show people what’s going on. And I need my hairspray and my comb.

How do you feel about going out on tour with LMFAO?
I am ecstatic! I’ve done clubs, but this is the first time I’m gonna do arenas and for a bigger U.S. crowd. I can’t wait [to see] how thye respond to my new music, how the response will be to my single and their response to me I cant wait im relaly excited to just meet the people that like my music

What’s next beyond the tour, beyond the album?
Oh, I don’t know. I live by the day. I just wanna focus. Just focus and see what happens next.

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