Mya Disses 50 Cent & Lloyd Banks In Vibe Interview
In 2000, captivating song siren Mya told the world she had a Fear of Flying. Well, it seems as if thatís not the case any more, as Mya is set to release what she dubs her "most personal and vulnerable LP," in her fourth studio album Liberation, set to drop this fall.
Here, Vibe.com finds out what has been going on with Mya since her 2003 Moodring album release, what made her finally feel "liberated", and why her next man will be one lucky motherfucker.
This is Mya, all guards down.
Vibe.com: Your new album is titled Liberation, but you already had the single ďFreeĒ in 2000. Iím confused.
Mya: (laughs) Liberation does mean to be set free. Thatís where I am in my life and thatís how I truly feel. I feel like Iím really open, open to suggestions, criticism and Iím not fearing anything, whereas before with the last album, I was a little passive. There were insecurities that I did have with my personal life, family, boyfriend. Things werenít together then, but they are now. I was single back then, but not free 100 percent. I was a prisoner to myself.
How did you change that enclosed feeling you had?
Mya: Iím single again. I got my girlfriends in my life and we have fun. But when I moved to California for three years, I really didnít have friends. I lived by myself, I had broken up with my second boyfriend, it was a little lonely and family wasnít around. But right now, I have fun. It took me a minute to figure out that itís not all about work all the time. I must say Iím at the point where I donít give a damn. Iím going to wild out, but take care of business too.
Thatís ok. You owe it to yourself. What does Mya do to unwind?
Mya: I drink a nice glass of plum wine or a bottle of it is more like it (Laughs). Iíve had slumber parties at my house, where my girls get together and itís no holds barred with the shit we talk about. I was closed up before. I kept my problems to myself and I turned into this psycho chick. I even saw a damn psychologist!
Really? When was this?
Mya: This was like in 2002 and 2003, but now things are about to come out.
(Raises eyebrow). Whatís about to come out?
Mya: Just things that I held in, man!
But what kinds of things are we talking about here?
Mya: This is the most vulnerable album and there is a sense of closure at the end, where I feel liberated, but there are dramatic points. I say that because thereís a song on there where I was at my lowest point and it was caused by another person, but itís a feeling of helplessness and desperation. I never, never want to be that woman again, but it happens to a lot of us. I felt like I was playing myself following this dude (boyfriend at the time) and hiring this private investigator, just going crazy. The song is called, ďRidin.íĒ I was scared to write about these kinds of things before. Not all of this album is negative, though. I think people will be pleased with my vocals on this album because Iím not holding back.
I think many fans perceive you as shy, sexy, sensual, sweet and perhaps still mysterious. Which description best fits Mya?
Mya: I never ever been shy. I think in the beginning, I was very observant. I was just watching and figuring out the situation and Iím still like that. I think if youíre not the center of attention, people automatically call you shy. Iíve had industry folks mad at me, thinking Iím shady because I didnít have much conversation or bubbly personality. Thereís a lot of mixed feelings with people saying Iím fly because Iím mysterious or they donít like that they donít know me. I think itís good either way.
In the past you have been linked to artists like 50 Cent. Any comments?
Mya: Yes: itís not true. 50 and I never dated, never cuddled, never did anything, period, despite what he chooses to believe in his own mind. I donít know how he would get Lloyd Banks confused with me.
Whoa. Thatís cold blooooded.
Mya: At the end of the day I laugh because Iíve been linked to Jay-Z, Jadakiss, Wyclef, Sisqo, Game and Damon Dash. Iím like ohhhk, let me see pictures, let me see the sex tape.
Speaking about the Game, what was your initial reaction upon hearing his line on the song ďDreams,Ē where he says, ďI had dreams of fucking an R&B bitch like MyaĒ?
Mya: Well, I had an A&R inform me of the song before I even heard it. That day I had my birthday party and the Game came through and said he wants to take me out to dinner and Iím thinking, ĎThis sucker just called me a bitch on his record.í So I told him, ĎNice to meet you, but I have some friends I have to get to.í I kept it polite, but kept it moving. I was a little pissed at him, before I heard it. But then I realized it was a compliment in a crazy hip hop kind of way. I did his video for the song because the director explained to me that it was just a fantasy sequence and nothing real.
The Game got his OWN SHOE, though. That doesnít impress you?
Mya: (Laughs). Yea, he got his own shoe. Iím actually happily single though.
So what would a guy have to do to impress you?
Mya: Be himself. Getting to know me and taking the time in a friendship, which is still a relationship, is important and being real, so I can base my decisions off the truth. If you perceive Mya to be high maintenance, you put on a front and think you have to take me to expensive restaurants or even lie about your occupation to please me, and then I find out itís not the truth, Iím living a lie based off your lie. So, keep it real. Other than that, keep me laughing, have fun and donít take things too seriously. Iím not a promiscuous woman. Iím into relationships. Yes my music can be sexy at times, but Iím not a ho, but I will be a ho and a freak for my man and thatís it. When I get in relationships I go all out for my man and Iím very proud to say that. So, if you are the next one out there then you are one lucky motherfucker.
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Originally Posted by TSA
haha lloyd banks got more game than 50
you missunderstood what she said, she is dissin both of them,
Originally Posted by Drunken Wu Masta
She said that 50 cent is confusing HER with LLOYD BANKS, meaning that 50 Cent & Lloyd Banks had something going on, LOL......
lol looks and smarts...i like her...................................ass
- Rep Power
still standin tall
yea mya would get it,
and by get it mean provided for spiritually physically and emotionally.
the way she says it could mean the other way though
Originally Posted by Cesar
anyway mya is fine as hell, and i bet g-unit gang raped her anyway
or id have her be my queen haha im far from a ho, its a joke man you're a little slow huh? not very nice /w social skills, cause u know she flipps and dudes who wanna say they wanna "fuck" her and disrespect her
Originally Posted by SHRAP