Favorite festival you have done thus far?
Okeechobee!!!!!!! one of the most amazing nights of my life!! i will never forget the magic of that evening.
Do you think one day you might do the low-key coffee shop concerts for your nbks?
i would absolutely love to do that, and hopefully i can someday. i think that would be so cool. i would love to chill with my fans.
Would you ever do a video of your tour routine and maybe show us how you do your glowy makeup and maybe your pre show rituals?
of course love! i didnt know anyone cared, lol. maybe an upcoming livestream..?
i simply wanted to start with a thank you. thank you for building me. thank you for showing me the way. thank you for being you. for your music. for NBK. for the friends i have made. i love you Niykee. dont ever change.
i love you. & i promise i wont.
What's the best thing about releasing new music?
whenever i release a new song, i go and click on play and listen and imagine that i'm a fan hearing it for the first time, so it's like im listening along with all my best friends. i dont know.. it makes me feel like im not alone. that i'm sharing something so personal, and so important the people I love most.
Who/what inspires you when you're down
the messages i get from fans who think i would never possibly see their words. reading about how i helped them, and how what i do and what i stand for inspires them to continue one. that inspires me more than anything else in the world...
Does the business and politcal aspects of the music industry make it hard to enjoy something you love?
absolutely. one of the most difficult things i face on a daily basis is learning how to navigate and coping with keeping the two separate.
Is the reason you wear yoga pants because it's too hard to get that booty in jeans?
Remember a year ago when you played your new songs on the Centerfold tour? Why haven't they been released yet?
I decided against releasing the set list like I did for the first tour because I wasnt entirely happy with the sound. So i started over from scratch, and im trying to create a complete project that im truly proud of. i swear, it will be worth the wait!
What does your new music sound like?
it's hard to put into words. I feel like my true sound will never really change. im just finding a way to evolve the production and style because my music transforms just as I do.
Do you keep the gifts your fans give you?
of course. I have every letter/note/gift from both tours!
what happened to the back up dancers from the first tour?
im not a back-up dancer type artist. i learned that the first tour.
What's one thing about the last two tours that you would change about your next one?
well, itd be cool if i had some help with the next tour. the past two runs, i've had to do my own hair, my own make up, and style myself. For every damn show. It was exhausting. Maybe ill pick some opening acts for the next tour too...
Will you tour again this year?!
oh man, i think so. probably at the end of the year...
What keeps you going even when times are tough?
the little girls who send me letters and messages telling me that i'm the reason for their strength. that i helped them...even saved them. i keep going for them. i keep going so they will never give up.
What's it feel like to perform in front of your fans? Do you still get nervous?
no, i dont get nervous anymore. I havent in a long time. I used to have such intense anxiety attacks, i wouldnt be able to breathe. but all that changed...now when I step on stage, and see the faces of people who love me...i feel home.
what has been your favorite experience about The Centerfold Tour so far? miss you babygirl.
the best part about The Centerfold Tour this far has been the meet & greets after the show. I love performing my new music for my fans, but its what comes after the concert that is much more important. Being able to meet my fans face to face, hug them and tell them how much i love and appreciate them...that's what I love most.
will you be having meet and greets on this tour!? My best friend and I have been dying to meet you! Your our inspiration! 💕
i'm going to try to do as many meet & greets in as many cities as i can!!
well, i wrote a song not too long ago called "Centerfold", playing off the old classic song "my angel is the centerfold", and it just made sense. People perceive me as this model anyway, so why not take advantage of that perception? And also, I view this upcoming tour as my real manifestation of me and my music. A "centerfold" displaying my musical persona, if you will.