Rap-Up TV: Chrisette Michele Talks ‘Better,’ Iggy Azalea, & Nicki Minaj

With her fourth album Better in stores today, Chrisette Michele stopped by our studio to speak about her new music and some of her favorite female MCs.

“I’m back to my original intention, which is to always make people feel better, happier, and liberated,” the 30-year-old songstress said of the project, which features 2 Chainz, Wale, Dunson, and Bilal.

But despite her soulful sound, she doesn’t listen to much R&B. Instead, she was raised on indie rock and ska and cites Green Day, No Doubt, and Third Eye Blind among her favorites.

When it comes to new talent, she is a fan of Iggy Azalea. After watching the video for “Work,” she was won over by the blonde Aussie. “I want to work with Iggy Azalea!” declared Chrisette. “We’d be amazing in the studio together. Her whole entire sound, her whole entire body just seems to be so honest. She’s not just a beautiful girl who’s fun to watch, but she has beautiful words and lyrics that are fun to listen to.”

Chrisette, who recently wrapped the “Woman to Woman” tour with Keyshia Cole, also reminisced about going to see Nicki Minaj in concert (“She’s fun to watch and to listen to and to be surprised by all the time”) and working with Eve on her album Lip Lock (“Never Gone”).

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10 Comments

  1. Twista

    I really feel for any talented artist out there who does not have a big PR machine behind them. Chrisette is an extraordinary singer but I really haven’t heard any buzz regarding her new album, other than a couple of blog posts a few months back announcing the cover artwork. I’ll be sure to give this a listen on Spotify, hopefully it’s good.

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  2. opd2

    She honest i like that.

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  3. Jay

    Das nice, love Iggy

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  4. Kyle

    I bought my deluxe copy of “Better” today and I am very satisfied. Her voice is one of a kind and it suits all of her songs so well. I will always support real talent. Congrats on your new album, Chrisette!!!

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  5. Kareem

    I supported her

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  6. Nope

    WTH out of all the upcoming female rapper she chose Iggy???? Itll be a flop

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  7. InsiderLA

    iggy has butt injections.. ( inside truth) so she is anything but real, body wise.

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    JoJo Reply:

    @InsiderLA, And Kim and Nicki Are ? o_o smh

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    JoJo Reply:

    @JoJo, Iggy’s ass is more natural looking then theirs

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  8. TrinaFan

    But Iggy’s had a big butt since she was underground and didn’t have a lot of money for injections sooooo…? #NATURAL anyways I love this girl Chrisette Michele! She is so cute! And her song on Eve’s album is really good.

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