Q. What is one thing you've learned about your image this year?"
A. "For the first time ever, I wore a middle part. I've never worn a middle part in my entire life, and i was like, "I'm sick of being ashamed". For a great part of my life, i've hid my forehead with bangs, a side part. The only time I really showed it was when I had my braids, and i had my braids all summer, but then I was like "i wanna try something new."
At first it was a lot because I'm just not used to dealing with my full face all the time.
You have to approach it differently with makeup [or] when you're on camera, and at first I was just taken aback.
I remember when I went to the hiphop awards. Ebro (Hot 97 Radio DJ) reposted this video on his instagram of me and Marissa on the red carpet, and all these people started making fun of me for my forehead. I thought I would be more hurt, but honestly, it was hilarious, and people were going back and forth like it was high school again, or middle school. I've been there, done that. I've had my forehead for 25 years and it's not going anywhere. If anything, I'm learning to embrace the things that used to scare me, so my image is mature. And I'm really sick of people describing me as cute. I understand because I'm a nice person and i'm not a thot, so it's hard to describe me without say "ooooh you're so cute." I asked my real friends and they said that if anything,they don't see me that way. For me, it's just been about growing into who I am without letting the pressures of being someone else get to me, but also figuring out a way to mature my look because I do want people to understand i'm not 20.
I've learned that I've been given this look by God so who am I to tear it down, or change it, or be ashamed of it. I embraced alot of things that I used to hide, like my forehead and peoples opinions.
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