Eve Opens Up About Female Rap, Dating, Her New Album And More

Former Ruff Rybers rapper Eve stopped by Angie Martinez’ radio show on Hot 97 this week to discuss her upcoming album Lip Lock, due in April 2013.

The Philly rapper also opens up about her relationship with British businessman Maximillion Cooper, her ex-boyfriend Stevie J, who now star in Love & Hip Hip Atlanta, female rap and more.

“It was important for me to do this record for people that love me in the beginning,” Eve said about the oft-delayed album. “I think I took lyrically what people fell in love with me with Ruff Ryders and brought it to where I am now musically. I think when people hear it, they’re gonna be like, ‘Yo, that’s my girl.’ That’s what I really wanted.”

The female rap veteran also shared some kind words for newer female rappers including Nicki Minaj and Azealia Banks.

“I think Nicki is doing her thing,” Eve said. “You can’t be mad at her. A lot of people wanna be, but you can’t be. I think Azealia Banks is doing her thing. There’s a lot of dope chicks that are bubbling, but I don’t know why they can’t surface to the top.”

See what else Ever has to say about interracial dating and Stevie J below.