She’s only been on the map a few years and BK is already one of NYC’s main musical attractions. We were first introduced to Bridget Kelly when she lent her pipes to Hova’s Big Apple anthem, “New York State of Mind,” and the pitch-perfect powerhouse has been steadily building a buzz ever since.
Whether she’s kicking it on tour, or maneuvering Meatpacking’s cobblestone catwalks, the 27-year-old singer is always dripping in the kind of cutting-edge couture that makes city-strollers stop in their footsteps. With fashion fiends like Rihanna, Kim K and Beyonce flooding the scene, Bridget isn’t afraid to redefine edge and sexiness with tasteful mid riffs, signature black bob, and a slew of head-turning red carpet moments. Flaunting a new and improved killer figure, she admits to Vixen that to get in the best shape of her life, she had to make some serious sacrifices and alterations to her day-to-day.
Rewriting the rules of R&B and leading a lane of her own, Bridget is more than ready to introduce the world to the woman behind the incomparable voice and Roc Nation association; a refined rebel with a special delivery both on and off the stage. Her alliances with industry heavy-hitters and collection of infectious girl-power anthems only heighten the anticipation surrounding the December 17th release of her long-awaited EP, Cut To…Bridget Kelly.
Now that she’s wrapped up her final leg of the EOS tour alongside ROC Nation cohorts Melanie Fiona and Elijah Blake, Vixen was able to get some girl time with the R&B bombshell. Between shots (and shots!) during our photo session at Manhattan’s Tenjune, we learned about Bridget’s latest project, life on tour, and her long distance love. Trust us, a night with Bridget will have you slipping on your baddest boots, ready to paint the town the perfect shade of Ruby Woo.
Peep the rest of the pics while you listen to the EP after the jump.
Photography: Dex R. Jones