Cattiness knows no era
Hip-hop has always been a cutthroat business. That goes double for women, thanks to the unspoken rule that only one woman at a time is allowed to be on top. In light of the Cold War between Cardi B and Nicki Minaj, it’s interesting to see that this has always been the case. Eve shared a story about an unnamed female rapper who tried to upstage her at an early concert.
“Coming up in this business, it’s obviously very competitive,” she said on The Talk. “I had like two songs out, my first two songs and of course, I’m excited.” Eve explained that she was still grinding at this point, far from collaborations with Gwen Stefani and mega-hits of her own.
“When you come out in hip-hop you do club rounds,” she told her co-hosts. So I was doing all the club rounds and I happened to be in Chicago and the promoter at the time called and said ‘Hey, one of your friends wants tickets to the show.’”
Eve wasn’t friends with the woman, so she knew that something was up. “I said ‘Please don’t give her tickets to the show’ because I knew something would happen,” she shared.
Unfortunately, the promoter wouldn’t budge. He explained that he had to give her tickets because she was “bigger than” Eve and the promoter wanted to preserve that relationship. Faced with no choice at all, Eve relented.
The rapper thought she was still too much of a little fish for the woman to show up either way. So, she was shocked when the woman showed up and stood on the balcony behind the stage in an attempt to draw attention away from Eve.
All For the Best
Eve said she wanted to cry and fight at the same time, but instead she challenged the woman to a rap battle. She declined, so Eve just had to deal with her spotlight being snatched.
To hear Eve tell it though, she won out in the end. “God bless her but I’m probably much happier in my life than she is in hers,” she said.
Eve has a happier life than most right now. After taking several years away to focus on raising a family in London, the rapper reappeared to replace Aisha Tyler as one of the new hosts of The Talk.
Hearing her share stories like this, it seems like Eve is a natural. She’s already making good on her promise to bring interesting tidbits from her life into the show.
“I hope that I can bring my personality, my opinion when it comes to different things,” Eve told Essence after scoring the gig. “I think the fact that I live in London, and the fact that I’m also in an interracial relationship, the fact that I’m a step-mom — I’m hoping that I can bring my personal life, things that are in my personal life into the group.”
Eve also said that she immediately gelled with the hosts, which seems apparent from this new clip.
“Once I did the first test week and I met all the ladies, I felt the energy — not only from them but everyone I met on the set, and it was great,” she said. “It was one of those exciting moments in life where I thought it would be a good challenge for me. If it feels right, then it must be right.”
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