Detroit native La’Britney is the newest R&B songstress to take the industry by storm. She is currently featured on “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood,” where she became an immediate fan favorite. Her music is buzzing and her movement is growing. Rolling out spoke with La’Britney about her music, being a mom and who inspires her.
The world knows you from “Love & Hip Hop Hollywood,” but you are originally from Detroit. Talk about how being from Detroit influences your music.
Detroit is a city of hustle and attitude. We grind, and we do whatever we need to do to make sure we win. We don’t take a back seat to anybody regardless of what our situations and circumstances are.
You are a single mom with two young boys. Talk about how you manage your business and raise your children. What have some of the challenges been?
One of the biggest challenges has been just being away from my family. I have a great support system back at home that allows me to focus on both. But being away from them even for a single day is the biggest challenge. As a parent, you don’t want to miss one second of your child’s life. You want to see everything.
How would you describe the style of your music? Who are some of your biggest influences?
I’m a singer that talks that s—. My biggest influences would be my life experiences. I sing and write about what I go through in life and what I have been through and put it in my music.
What message are you determined to share with your fans and the public?
I just want my fans to know that you can win by truly just being yourself. You can make s— happen as long as you have a plan and you stick to it.
What is your “When Beauty meets Brains” movement, and what inspired it?
[The] “When Beauty Meets Brain” movement is a representation of all things women love. It’s a platform that recognizes the working woman. We share fashion and beauty secrets, motherhood tips and offer encouragement to those who share my story.
Historically, Detroit is a music mecca. With it being Black History month, which artist from Detroit has made the biggest impact on you?
Aaliyah. I used to sit and watch all her music videos, learn all her dance moves. I just love everything about her. Such a humble, talented and gifted artist.
What words do you have for those who are following their dreams?
Don’t forget to take care of yourself. A lot of us dreamers we don’t sleep, we don’t eat, we spend all of our money on the dream. We forget to take care of ourselves while working on the dream. Self-care is so important. Make that m—–f—— money, don’t let it make you.
Check out La’Britney’s latest project Never Fold below.