VV: You have a track called “Dear Hip Hop.” Name a moment where you had to write yourself a letter because you were dealing with so much in life?
BP: ”Dear Hip Hop” is close to my heart. The XXL Freshman  cover, just feeling over looked and bypassed…It was hard to deal with those things.
Who do you look up to?
Beyoncé is my idol. I think she’s the ultimate woman. She’s a great role model. I’ve got to meet her twice and her humility is just outstanding. I think for her to be that great and be loved by so many people and still have that humility about her has really inspired me. She is a blessing to all of her fans and she leads by example.
You have the song, “Take My Breathe Away,” too. Can you name a moment that took your breathe away?
Meeting Beyoncé and Jay-Z in Miami. She congratulated me and said that she’s a fan of my work. That took my breathe away. Jay told me to never change and that I’m a star. We laughed and joked about some stuff and that was a special moment.
What’s one thing your fans should know about you, if they don’t know already?
I love them. I just want to keep giving them good music. I’m here and I’m not going to stop. They can follow me on Twitter at @BriannatheYRB and on Instagram at @BriannaPerry. Just get ready because we’re about to set it off!