Cassie is looking nothing less than gorgeous with her half shaved dome on the latest cover of VIBE Vixen.
Bad Boy’s leading lady, Cassie plays with perception—and plenty of paint—as VIBE Vixen captures the making of a masterpiece for their Fall Fashion cover shoot. She opens up about her relationship with Diddy and how he inspires her, if she’s signed to Drake’s OVO, and her future goals and aspirations in life.
Here are a few interview highlights:
On signing with Drake’s OVO Sounds label:
“I honestly don’t know where that came from but I had heard about it. I went to the OVO Festival in Canada, which was really dope, but no, I’m currently signed to Bad Boy and Interscope. Drake and I talked at the festival about working together, so hopefully that comes into fruition.”
On her long-anticipated sophomore album:
“I would hope that by next spring it would be out. I still have a lot of leftover stuff actually from the mixtape that are really, really good.”
On succeeding in a male-dominated industry:
“As a woman in the industry, there are so many things you’re up against. If you’re pretty, you’re too pretty. If you’re talented, you’re too talented to the point where people don’t want to listen to your music. And I’m not talking about Beyoncé, who is way up there. I’m just talking about people who are making the music that they love. It’s a confidence thing. It doesn’t matter what you bring out as long as you believe in it and back it up. That’s something that took time to learn. I would second guess myself a lot.”
The first time I stepped out of the zone of standing behind somebody and being worried about giving my opinion was when I did “The Boys” video with Nicki Minaj. It was a trying experience, putting looks together with my team and being very, very involved and saying, “No, I’m not wearing that. This is not happening. This is how I want my hair and make-up.” That was the first time I really stood my ground and when everyone looked up, it was like “Girl, you really killed it.” It’s knowing what I want, being aware and sure of it. And not being phased by all the other bull that goes down.
We actually enjoyed Cassie’s “The Boys” video so major props to her on getting it right. But is the jury still out on her having a music career?
Has Diddy inspired you to run your own empire?:
“Just being around him is a completely inspiring experience. Starting my own empire would be great. I’m trying to figure that out. I’m still working with Cassie Enterprises right now but I think that would be something I would love to do.”