Chrisette Michele has the talent to rival Motown’s greatest legends, the respect of superstars like Jay-Z and Beyoncé and a dedicated international fan base yet even she couldn’t avoid the pitfalls of love. Lucky for us, the 30-year-old went back into the studio to chronicle how she put her broken heart back together in her fourth studio album Better, a testimony to the power of healing correctly. She credits the power of prayer, therapy and being engulfed by cultures from overseas as the catalyst to putting a lost love in her rearview.
Now, with a renewed relationship with love, her label and even food, Michele sat with Vixen to chat about her new healthy-lifestyle book Fat Vegan, what it means to be a “rich hipster” and why she advised Wale not to cut his dreads. – Gia Peppers