V-Nasty has signed a deal with an independent label for a reported $750,000.
Although V-Nasty has seen no lack of hatred towards her rap career, the Oakland native continues to pursue it, and recently inked a reported $750,000 deal with an independent label based out of Las Vegas.
During an interview with L.A. Weekly,Â the former friend of Kreayshawn spoke on the deal with Pinnacle Records, being sober, and her fall out with Kreayshawn's White Girl Mob. Check out excerpts from V-Nasty's interview below.
How did you hook-up with Pinnacle Records?
I knew somebody who was a part of the label and they really believed in me. That was the biggest step in terms of working with someone you want to work with for the long run. Knowing they'll believe in everything you do and put work behind it gives me more motivation also. I'd turned a couple of deals down, but I felt this was the best option for me right now. I'm dropping this EP in the first half of May, and finishing working on this album.
They say it's worth $750,000. What type of deal is it?Â
It's an independent deal. I don't really know how to explain it, it's independent as far as working with each other. It's for three years of music and shit, but I'm ready to just keep going with them. Of course, we're gonna get more artists and shit. It's big. It's not no regular Warner Bros., but I feel I'm in a better position. More freedom.
All these developments are happening at a good time for you, as you're now fully sober. What made you finally decide to get clean?Â
I've been on probation for damn near three years. I was just trying to get my life straight any way I could. I felt I was good being "not sober," I was smoking but I wasn't doing anything else wrong. I was just working on music but I wasn't in the streets. When I went to see my [Parole Officer] she brought it to my attention that, obviously, I'm not supposed to be doing drugs and she wouldn't go for it. I'm not about to go to jail because I want to smoke a blunt or drink some "purple Sprite," know what I'm saying? It was just for my P.O., but then I felt better for myself not smoking no more.
What led to the falling out with Kreayshawn's White Girl Mob?
People just have their differences in life. A lot of people grow and feel a lot of different ways about certain situations. Sometime you just got to separate yourself from the negative and put yourself into a better position. I'm from the hood, but at the same time, if you're sitting in the streets for 20 years, do you ignore that there's a whole 'nother life you could be living? Let that shit go. Fuck White Girl Mob. What is that? It's just a name at the end of the day. It was a friendship. Motherfuckers just grow apart. Fuck all that other shit, I am the mob.