J. Hud wants y’all to know church girls can be sexy too….
Inside the issue, J. Hud dished on her upcoming album, wanting people to see the real her and hanging out in gay clubs as a teenager.
On her upcoming album:
“Earlier in my career I was just a soloist singing other people’s songs,” Hudson explains. “Now I really want to be an artist. I want to lift the people up, have fun, create a moment. I have my own visions that I want to bring to life. People think I sit in church all day or stay at home and stare at my Oscar. It’s like I’m a nun or the president or something. I realized that people don’t really know who I am. It just feels like it’s time to take the training wheels off, you know? Let them see me.”
“On people seeing the real her:
I feel like people don’t get to see the real me, but then they’ll say, ‘I feel like we’re best friends!’…It’s so weird to me. It’s like once you know me you’ve been Jenniferized. I want to Jenniferize everyone!”
On hanging in gay clubs:
“I used to go out to the gay clubs when I was a kid,” she recalls. “We were 16 or 17 and my best friend would pretend to be my manager. He’d have business cards made up and he’d negotiate for me to sing for $25 a song. I’d have these amazing drag queens style me up and down, honey. They would be up there lip-synching and then I’d get up and sing for real—some Whitney Houston or some old-school Shirley Murdock—and I would make all the money. That was like my training, basically.”
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