Eve has her eyes set on a major comeback this year with a new album Lip Lock, due in stores on May 14.

The former Ruff Ryder rapstress has opened up about being the only female in one of the most iconic groups in hip-hop history.

Watch This: Eve Ft. Miss Kitty – EVE [Music Video]

Speaking with Vibe, Eve says she had to prove she wasn’t a groupie.

“If anything, I probably overcompensated as a woman,” Eve said. “With dudes, you have to snatch the respect. You earn it, gain it, snatch it. I also was adopted compared to everyone else. They’re from Harlem and Yonkers and here’s this girl from Philly, so I had to prove that I could write like them or better than them. I had to prove that I wasn’t a groupie. I did whatever I could to gain that respect and let them know I didn’t need them to carry me.”

PHOTO: Eve Party With The Stars In Jamaica

Talented female rappers usually shine in male dominated crews, a few names that comes to mind includes Nicki Minaj in Young Money, Rah Digga in Flipmode Squad, Lauryn Hill in Fugees and the list goes on.

Eve dropped her new music video last week for her single “EVE” featuring Jamaican radio personality Miss Kitty.

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