This week, soulful singer and new reality star, Lil Mo (real name Cynthia Loving) took her talents to ‘The Breakfast Club’. The Washington, DC native is in full promo mode, pushing her new reality show ‘R&B Divas LA‘. The mother of four opened up about never receiving a red cent from singing hooks for Murder Inc., which artists in the game she can ‘sing circles around’ and why she kept help but steal the show on her new reality TV show.
Peep a few excerpts.
On the fact that she was never paid for her collaborations with Ja Rule:
At first when I was younger, I use to blame it on them. That’s their admin department. And no I never got a check; not even got paid. I stayed faithful, really to the game.
On if she was ever paid properly for collaborations with Fabolous:
No, we don’t ever charge each other. Our paperwork good. We have so many songs together. Even to this day.
On if she’s still upset with Keyshia Cole over her comments about Michelle Williams and Beyonce:
I don’t have an issue with her. I felt some type of way, she shaded Michelle first. I feel like when you try to attack (what you think is) the weakest link, be careful. Why are you tryna come for her? She’s at the Superbowl. B*tch you ain’t there. It’s all about how you delivered. You start naming names, you make yourself a target. She’s not gonna say it nobody’s face.
On if she can sing better than the following artists:
That broad can dance.
Not better than me.
Circles. If they (she, Olivia and Keri Hilson) were a group and backed by Roc Nation.
She knows I can sing better than her. I have swag, but I have church.
I love her. Her swag is just like a rapper. Whoever produces her show, I want them to start a class.
On her vocal capabilities:
You wake me up. I can tear a church. I can rock with Fab.
On if reality TV is something that she was always interested in:
Yes. It’s not what I thought it would be. I thought they just follow you and you just find good points in my life. It’s totally not what…It’s like a story-board. They’ll say, ‘Today, we’re going to do this’. You’ll just see who I get along with–it’s who you least expect.
On hinting that she’s the break-out star of the show:
Look, everything I’m invited to, I take over. When I do TV, you’re gonna wanna see me in my element.
On why she stopped doing music:
I felt like I was being consumed. When I first came out, right after I got married and stuff like that, then I got divorced. Just seeing my kids. I didn’t wanna miss them growing up. I said I can always dip back in. I tried the indie thing–that didn’t work.
On people thinking she was a one-hit wonder and why she quit radio:
B*tch you better look at my credits. A lot people don’t know what I’ve been apart of. I did radio. I just did a one year contract. I was in DC at the time. It was just fun. It afforded me opportunities to get out there.
Watch the full interview below.