Straight from her Vibe Magazine shoot, Cassie is also featured in Nylon Magazine this month. Inside, she talks her new album, whether she sees herself as a model or musician, and why she cut her hair. I never hear alot about Cassie as an artist, I think she is a beautiful girl…I guess thats why Diddy or “swag” keeps her around
Tell us about your new album
It’s a cool blend of pop, hip-hop, and ska. It’s urban Gwen Stefani meets Aaliyah. I hate referencing people but if you had to compare, that’s it.
What’s your favorite track on the new album?
“Lonely Disco Ball,” which is about the end of the night when the party is done and everybody has left.
How did you transition from model to musician?
I started modeling at the age of 12. Then I moved to New York City when I where I met Ryan Leslie through friends and started recording. We did three demos and one of them was “Me and U.” At the time Myspace was booming and the song took off. Then it was number one and it stayed there for six weeks.
Do you consider yourself a model or musician?
Musician because I love being creative and letting myself be emotional in that moment.
What promoted you to shave the side of your head?
It was time for a change and I never do anything crazy to my hair.
What did your mom say?
I was worried about what she would think but then she said, “OMG!..I get to see your pretty face”