“I have a good team around me. With this album, I have Young Money and this is great because they are the first team of people that understood that I needed a family, that I don’t feel like I’m out here on my own. There’s a difference with being with a label and being out on your own, like, ‘hey, I run this and no one else is with me.’ Let’s be real; there’s nothing better than having a family to back you up. And that’s how Young Money is. And we have the best of the best. We have Drake, we have Nicki, we have Tigga. We have so many people on that label so that when the music comes, it can only make it better,” says Milian.
Milian oozes a quiet swag and is armed with a world-weariness she didn’t have when she was a lowercase “c.” Now that she is a full-grown dove she’s not going to fall for the okeydoke by those laying in the trap trying to bewitch the pop princess.
“… I can say that I have fallen for that, slightly, but sometimes I did enjoy it. I’m an actress, too, so when I live something, I’m going to live it all the way. So I can’t say that someone pushed me in a direction that I didn’t want to go because at the end of the day, I had to do it, I had to sing it, I had to be it in the music videos, all that stuff. It’s just that … there’s a sense of confidence that I didn’t have back then that I have now. It was giggly, fun and happy, but now I’m … I don’t know, I’ve changed a bit,” she says matter-of-factly.
No change was greater than when she had her daughter. The experience of becoming a first-time mom gave her an instantly new perspective on life and gave her the balance and inspiration she needed to get back into the game full throttle.