Dayum! Christina Milian sure is looking good on the new cover of Rap-Up Magazine. The singer, now signed to MySpace Records, talks Def Jam ditching her for Rihanna, Janet Jackson's role in getting her back into action, and of course Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey. Below are some quotes along with T.I.'s flip side cover of the issue. The countdown is officially on to T.I.'s date with the penitentiary.
Christina talks about her feelings after getting dropped:
"It was embarrassing. It was a week after my album [So Amazin'] got put out. I would be in my room a lot of the time crying by myself."
About Why Def Jam ditched her:
"It was a budget cut, I believe. [Def Jam] probably got rid of projects like mine to spend the money on [Rihanna]."
On How Janet Jackson helped her get a grip:
"I bumped into Janet Jackson at a club. We talked for an hour and I was telling her I don’t know if I’m gonna do this, and she was like, ‘Girl, do not let them stop you. I’m a fan and you make good music.’ She’s a person I actually looked up to growing up, so her telling me that really was the day I was like, ‘I’m not gonna let these people hold me down. It’s time.’"
Hearing the news on Nick and Mariah:
"I was surprised like everyone else. I was like, ‘Really?’ It just seemed like a weird match, but I was happy for him. I always feel Nick works hard to get what he wants, whether that be women—that’s how he got me."
Click Below to see what T.I. says about his worries about his family when he goes to jail, and what it would take for him to be a conceited as Kanye West.
How will his children react to their father in jail?
"My oldest is 12—she understands. She’s strong and smart. The three weeks I was in, before I got to come home, she said to me, ‘Don’t worry. I’ll hold things down ’til you get back.’ I’m more worried about how my boys are going to deal."
What would it take for him to be as cocky as Kanye West:
"Selling a billion. At about a billion, I think I’d be pretty hard to deal with."
About Winning Awards and Honors:
"No disrespect to Kanye, but that kinda stuff just don’t mean nothing to me. Whether or not I win an award, I mean that’s nice, but at the end of the day I understand that I’m a man. What being a man means to me is not defined by an award or an amount of records sold."