Picks and Pans Review: Sounds Off
ON THE FIRST CONCERT SHE SAW I think it was Michael Jackson on his Bad tour. I had to be 9 years old or something. I just remember it was so crowded, I had my little [Michael] T-shirt on, and there was all this energy in the room.
ON THE FIRST ALBUM SHE EVER BOUGHT Attitude by Troop. I love the song "All I Do Is Think of You."
ON HER ALL TIME FAVOUIRITE SONG
I don't think you can ask an artist a question like that—there are so many great songs. But I think I'll go with "Don't Stop Til You Get Enough" by Michael Jackson.
ON HER FAVORITE SINGER They all have incredible voices, so I can't pick just one: [gospel singers] Kim Burrell and Yolanda Adams, and of course Aretha Franklin.
ON THE SONG SHE WISHES SHE HAD RECORDED There was a big beef between me and Irv [Gotti, CEO of the Inc. record company] because I wanted "I'm Real" and they gave it to J.Lo. I sang it first; I referenced the track for her. And they kept my vocals on the hook when she recorded it.