Rap-Up TV: Eve Talks Next Album, Nicki Minaj Lyric, & Love for Lil’ Kim

Eve is currently traveling across the country on her first tour in over a decade. Rap-Up TV caught up with the hip-hop icon before she hit the stage at The Roxy in L.A. last week. She chatted about her next album, working with Lil’ Kim and Missy Elliott, and Nicki Minaj’s lyric on “I Be On Dat.”

While she’s enjoying the positive feedback she’s received from her latest album Lip Lock, she’s already thinking about her next project.

“I am happy that this album is so different ’cause now I can do what I want,” said Eve, who stars in the post-apocalyptic thriller Bounty Killer. “I’m ready to get back in the studio.”

She has developed a friendship with Lil’ Kim and wants to work with her more. “I love Kim. I’ve always been a Kim fan since I was in high school. I was smoking a lot of blunts listening to Kim. I would love to get with her on another record.”

Nicki Minaj raised some eyebrows when she rapped about Eve on Meek Mill’s “I Be On Dat” (“It’s a Ruff ride, E-V-E”). So how did Eve react to the verse?

“I think it’s cool. As long as it’s not derogatory, I’m fine with it. I fucks with her,” she said. “As long as we keep it in peace, it’s fine.”

She also issued a message to those who try to pit them against one another: “It needs to stop, seriously.”

Plus, find out what she thinks of Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” verse and up-and-coming femcee Angel Haze.

Eve’s “Lip Lock” tour continues tonight at New York’s Gramercy Theatre before wrapping on Friday at Howard Theatre in Washington, D.C.

Eve Shares ‘Lip Lock’ Tour Diary


Eve has been traveling across the country on her “Lip Lock” tour. As the trek comes to an end this week, she shares some footage from the road. During a stop in Aspen, Eve gets out at the gas station and raps to French Montana’s “Ain’t Worried About Nothin.” She makes her way to L.A.’s famed Roxy and performs “Let Me Blow Ya Mind” with a violinist during another stop.

On Thursday, she will play New York’s Gramercy Theatre and close things out on Friday at Howard Theatre in Washington, D.C.

Catch up with E-V-E on her comeback tour.

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Eve Rips the Stage at The Roxy

Eve touched down at The Roxy in L.A. for her “Lip Lock” tour on Thursday. Following opener Nacho, the pit bull in a skirt tore through hit after hit including “Who’s That Girl?,” “Let Me Blow Ya Mind,” and her anti-domestic violence anthem “Love Is Blind.”

She also performed new material off her first album in over a decade, Lip Lock. During the hour-long show, she rapped over Rihanna’s “Pour It Up” and spit her verses from Gwen Stefani’s “Rich Girl” and Ludacris’ “My Chick Bad.”

Fans broke into a twerking session during the reggae-tinged “Give It to You” and shook their tambourines during the closing number.

The “Lip Lock” tour continues tonight in Oakland and wraps Sept. 8 in Aspen.

Check out more footage from last night’s show below.

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Eve Announces U.S. ‘Lip Lock’ Tour


Eve is hitting the road in support of her first album in over a decade. The Philly rapper has announced dates for her “Lip Lock” tour.

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Eve Storms the Stage on ‘Conan’


Following her appearance on “Chelsea Lately,” Eve hit up “Conan” to perform the self-titled “Eve” off her new album Lip Lock. Wearing a sexy black outfit and captain’s hat, the blonde bombshell commanded the room with her DJ and two dancers during her militaristic set.

Watch her invade the stage.

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Eve Talks Love, ‘Lip Lock,’ and Babies on ‘Chelsea Lately’


Eve dished on her love life, new album, and starting a family during her appearance on “Chelsea Lately.”

The blonde rapper revealed why it took 11 years to release Lip Lock, launching her own label, and dating her boyfriend of three years, Maximillion Cooper.

“I never thought I would be with a white guy, ever,” said Eve, who lives with Cooper in London. “But he’s amazing and I’m the first black girl he’s ever been with. It’s been interesting.”

Eve is ready to start a family. “It’s baby popping out time,” she said.

She also shared her love for cars and her recent experience racing in the 15th anniversary of the Gumball 3000 rally.

Chelsea tried to get her to reveal the famous rapper who told her that her debut wasn’t going to sell, but Eve decided not to expose him. The album went on to sell 2 million copies.

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Eve Freestyles Over Rihanna’s ‘Pour It Up’ for Tim Westwood


During her Lip Lock promo tour overseas, Eve paid a visit to Tim Westwood’s studio. The pit bull in a skirt showed that she can still kill it on the mic, dropping a fiery freestyle over Rihanna’s “Pour It Up.”

“I told ya’ll motherfu**ers don’t count me out/ E-V-E never been down and out/ I heard ‘em say I was down for the count/ F**k was ya’ll talkin’ ’bout/ You could never get rid of me/ Quitters, you fu**in kiddin’ me,” rapped Eve, whose first album in over a decade dropped last month.

She went “hard on these hos, Megatron” and issued a warning to the competition: “These bitches in debt better pay their tax.”

Watch E-V-E pour up some brash bars.

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