Tell us more about creating “Werq.”
I was sent a bunch of tracks and I listened to all of them obviously and the music really stood out to me. When I hear the music, I automatically am trying to think of how it would fit in the show we are trying to put together and it automatically made me feel like dancing. That’s kind of what we need– high energy. It’s just about sitting down with everybody to change some things to make it my own, even when we’re doing vocals, having someone there that pushes me a little is really important. The next thing I’m going to do is sit down with my journals and a writer.
What is one thing we’ll learn about you that we haven’t already?
I am a fighter and I’ve been through a lot in my life. I just have something inside of that has to fight and wants to never give up.But I would like people to also see the other side of me, which is a more vulnerable side. Last year, my goal was I want to have fun and made a lot of changes in my life. I feel like there is a lot more I could say. What I do like about “Werq” is that it is a positive message and is just about getting out there and empowering yourself and making it work. I do like that message because from certain past projects I’ve worked on like Aerobic Strip Tease, felt like that to me. I also wrote a book on how to be sexy and I talked a lot about my insecurities and little things and tricks that I do to boost my confidence. I think it’s important for people to see not only the fantasy of everything but the realness of who you are. I respect that in other artists, whether they’re actors, singers, performers– that’s what I love and I want to bring as much of that as I can.
What is the key to owning your confidence as a woman?
I think for me it’s up and down, but when I’m not feeling like I’m on the right path whether it’s in relationships or work, I write lists of things that I could change or make better. Figure out what makes you feel good, laugh a lot, laugh at yourself– which I’ve learned early on in my career. That’s why I love being a part of the Scary Movie franchise and silly stuff, too because certain things in life we have to take serious but then there’s so much that we worry about that really means nothing. Accept your flaws and differences and just own them. If you have a big scar on your forehead, just rock that shit (laughs). People can sense when you’re not feeling confident.