November 23rd, 2009
Amerie did a photo spread and interview with HoneyMag.com and she looks hotter then ever! Damn! Check out the flicks and excerpts below:
I also wanted to ask about other females in the industry. You come from D.C. You went to Georgetown, so you have some D.C. influences, which really sets you apart. The industry is more about the whole personality of the artist. Some take the BeyoncÃ© route, and donâ€™t talk, while others air it all out like Rihanna. How do you approach that? Whatâ€™s your approach to how you want to be seen on the streets by your fans?
This is what I do, because I love entertainment and I love to be creative. I love making music. It allows me to be creative whether itâ€™s through producing or whether itâ€™s through writing because I write as well. But, you know, I just want to be seen as being creative but I also want to continue to love what I do. So for me, I always made a decision early on that I wouldnâ€™t try to forget who I really am, that I wouldnâ€™t try to just lose myself in everything. Iâ€™m not into secret marriages or big relationships for press and all those things. Iâ€™m into just doing me, being me and creating my music. And thatâ€™s it. People happen to take a picture of me walking around, thatâ€™s cool. None of those things bother me. As long as I donâ€™t lose my sense of whatâ€™s real. Whatever that means, as long as I have my own sense of me then everything can just be put into perspective.
Well, itâ€™s become more of a digital world and you have these different social networking sites where your fans can approach youâ€¦ Does all that change how you approach your music? Is it important for you to have a connection with your fans on these sites? Or is it more important to just be an artist and be creative and to make great music for people?
I always reach out to me fans. When I first came out, I had my own website and I would do an update. A lot of people werenâ€™t doing that. Some were, but not a whole lot. It was more like posting a paragraph about whatâ€™s going on. And now with Twitter and everything, itâ€™s just like a constant influx of information from everyone, you know? I do have a Twitter account and I definitely do use it.
How do you deal with fans who get mad or insulted if you donâ€™t hit them back on Twitter? I know it has to be hard to read and respond to everyone.
Usually what I do is, I respond back to my fans through direct message. But again, because I feel like everyone doesnâ€™t need to know. I donâ€™t need the world to know. I think in this time of social media, there definitely needs to be an unwritten new look at etiquette. Like when somebody is in the studio with someone else and theyâ€™re like â€œWeâ€™re just chilling. Weâ€™re just taking shots of some drink.â€ Maybe that artist doesnâ€™t want everybody to know that sheâ€™s in the studio taking a bunch of shots. Did you ask her before you told everybody?