Singer Tiffany Evans is best known for her performance on 'Live at the Apollo' that got her five stars and title as champion of the junior division of 'Star Search.' Evans is back in the spotlight, and she's giving VIBE all the details about her new EP, her pregnancy, and more.
On her being pregnant and married at a young age:
"You know, everyone has different life walks. I can’t step into anyone else’s journey and they can't step into mine. All we can do is learn from each other. With that being said, I had a different life. Some experiences I've been through have made me the person that I am. I've made decisions based off of my maturity. When people look at me, it’s so hard for them to believe that I’m not the average 19-year-old. I graduated high school at a very young age, I started in this business when I was 9 years old, I got signed when I was 10, and I was doing a lot on my own. That’s kind of how I've lived my life for the past 10 years. And all of this is real. When I got married, it was a decision that I feel was a great one. I just don’t want to explore and date a lot. To each his own. However, I feel like when you find someone who is genuine, especially in this industry, who really has your best interest, and you really love each other, why not? A lot of people are not going to understand that, but they have to understand that a lot of things that I’ve done in my life, I had to do on my own. I’ve been on my own for a very long time, so I had to learn different things earlier than a lot of people my age. I was actually married at 18. Our anniversary is coming up this year in September so I just say two years. My Birthday is in August—I was legal."
On whether she will allow her daughter to be a child entertainer:
"Honestly, it’s hard to think about that. I know I have to prepare myself, but if she came to me, and she was really sincere with wanting to pursue the entertainment industry, I would just be there for her. I would tell her all of the information that she needs to know—the do's and don’ts and who to look out for. I want her to be able to talk to me. Your children have to be able to talk to you, because if they don’t they'll talk to someone else. You don’t know if that someone else will give them the right information. I just want her to be free with me from her heart, and I can help her out. That’s what I want. I’m sure we’re going to have a great relationship. I just want to be there for my daughter."
On her the upcoming EP, Take 1.
"There’s going to be lots of songs on there like “If You Love Me." Lots of soul, lots of R&B. Also, a lot of experimenting with a live instrumentation. It’s coming soon. I’m really excited about it. It’s so me, so revealing. I really can’t wait for people to hear it. I’m trying to stick to my R&B roots. The things you’ll hear on the EP are just me. When you hear the music, you’re going to feel it."
Read more of the interview at VIBE.com.
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