Jazmine Sullivan: “I Don’t Need To Hide Anymore”
Jasmine Sullivan’s voice is powerful, soulful and full of emotion. Critics and fans agree that this young starlet is super talented and often underrated. Her debut single “Need U Bad,” produced by Missy Elliott, reached number one on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, while her second single, “Bust Your Windows,” peaked at number four.
But after her Grammy-nominated successful debut album you didn’t hear from her anymore. It was even said that she retired from music after one album. So what really happened?
“It was a lot of different things that made me feel like I needed to take a break. And it was a lot of personal things,” she shares. “It was some things as far as the industry and my work. But what’s most important to me is that I did get that time to kind of mature and in that time, I’m still working on it, but I feel like I’m so much more comfortable with myself and who I am and I what I have to offer to the world and to the industry. Moreso than when I first started.”
“I put a lot of work into my album and a lot of work into just myself period,” she adds. “I just feel like it’s time. I don’t need to hide anymore. I’m just so much more comfortable with who I am.”