This past September, I had the opportunity to interview Somaya Reece for VIBE Vixen. Though I knew of her previously, after my interview with her, it was clear to me this girl had moxy, despite her non-supporters. While viewers of Love & Hip-Hop may have quickly dismissed Miss. Reece after season one, she knows she is a boss in her own right. Somaya’s the CEO of her own brand of tequila called La Jefa Tequila, and won’t let you forget she’s the first Latina to do so. She is also working on her English project with Midi Mafia, her Latin project with Richy Peña, scored and appeared in a Lionsgate Film entitled Go For It, and caters to her growing fan base daily through her website, Facebook and Twitter pages.
The development of the internet has allowed us to explore subjects beyond what we read in magazines, see on television, and hear on the radio. Yes, everyone has their own opinions because the old adage is true, “First impressions do count,” but before tossing Somaya Reece aside because of what you see and hear, take a chance and check her out. I mean, how many people do you know had the guts to stand up to a network conglomerate?
Check out a few excerpts of the interview with Somaya below and Click Here to Read the rest over at VIBEVixen.com
On Being Back For Round 2…
“It feels good, because the first season, it seemed like it was an attack against [me]. It was supposed to be more about my music, but it ended up showing more of my personal side as far as me moving to New York from L.A. I chose to live the way I did in New York. I have a home in Los Angeles, and I’m well of it L.A. They thought it was funny. It was challenging, but I’m up for the challenge. I always tried to reach out to the girls, because they didn’t understand me or my story. I was doing a lot of things during season 1, but they didn’t show it. They didn’t show my Lionsgate film, my tequila [brand] and clothing line. Hopefully, they’ll show it this time around.”
On Advice for Kimbella…
“It’s funny because so many people have asked me, ‘How does it feel to not be the villain?’ [Laughs] I will say no matter who decides to come to our show, be yourself. Don’t try to be a whore or act like you’re going to bust a cap in somebody. Don’t turn into somebody else because you’re on television. If you’re going to come on this show with a bunch of strong women, you better know to just be yourself. Especially for [Kimbella], if you’re coming into a situation where you don’t know anyone, be honest because neither of us on the show likes dishonesty. It’s really important to remain honest and true to yourself.”