News: G-Unit's Precious Paris Sheds Tears, "I'm A Hardcore Rapper But I Cry"
Thursday, Feb 23, 2012 8:55AM
G-Unit's Precious Paris is reportedly on the brink of releasing her untitled debut album and has opened up on how she views herself as a hip-hop artist.
Despite being signed to platinum-selling rapper 50 Cent's label, Paris said she realizes a long road awaits her.
Paris was signed to 50 Cent's record label and her first album will be released on Feb. 29. Her first video with 50 Cent got over 2 million views on YouTube. "I have a long way to go," she admitted. "I want to be everywhere." "I still want to be me -- but I want to have a hard time being me," she joked. Her mentor 50 Cent heaped praise on his newest protege. "Paris is amazing! She reflects how a strong passion for art can surpass adversity," he said. Her songs run the gamut of the genre. She pens explicit club anthems along with gritty, emotional tunes. "This is my lifestyle. I wear many hats," she said. She said whenever she listens to the track "No More," which chronicles her painful childhood, she is overcome with emotions. "I'm a hardcore rapper -- but I cry. I shed tears. A lot," she said. (New York Daily News)
Her new Smooth magazine cover leaked online earlier this month.
Precious Paris got surprised earlier today when she found out the cover to Smooth Magazine, on which she is featured had leaked. No worries for G-Unit's Rida Gang member because the fellas are digging the look. Paris will be releasing her debut mixtape on Valentine's Day. The Smooth Magazine with her on the cover is also dropping soon. (This Is 50)
In late December, Paris spoke on battling Nicki Minaj comparisons heading into 2012.
"I've been working with Fif for a minute, I've been doing a lot of vocals for him. That's how we actually met," Paris told DJ Whoo Kid. "I met him as a writer. I guess he just recognized the talent and I'm naturally like him anyway I guess because I'm from Southside Jamaica Queens. ... I'm signed to G-Unit and I'm ready to hold them down. Whatever I have to do. I'm 'going' to hold them down. ... I'm not really looking at it as competition [with Nicki Minaj], because we're like in two different lanes, actually. She went somewhere else and I'm going somewhere else [with the music] where you can really see where I'm going in 2012. So I'm not mad at her, what she's doing, I love what she's doing, she's making money and I do not oppose to any female making money. There's only one girl in the game so how can you be mad at anything? There's room for me, there's room for me. So, as far as comparisons, yeah, everybody's gonna do that but if you want to compare me to somebody else, great, it's somebody that's making money. That's fine." (Radio Planet TV)
Following the signing, 50 Cent detailed the similarities between himself and Paris.
"I've got a new artist, Paris," Fif tells XXLMag.com. "Her tape is to come out shortly after [Big 10]. She's been working quietly for a long time before I said I wanted to sign her. She's from Queens, she's from Southside. It's easier for me... The element for me, the material I really understand. I know everybody in a part of the story she's telling. I've known her [for a while]. Remember the T.O.S. song, 'Kitty Kat' where the girl is going 'I need cash for my kitty cat'? That was her vocals on that track." (XXL Mag)