25 Comments Friday, August 5th, 2011
Fall in love all over again with Draya Michelle, the newest member of Basketball Wives: Los Angeles.
ETHNICITY: African American and Italian
HOMETOWN: Reading, Pennsylvania
YOUâ€™VE SEEN HER IN: â€œWhen the Money Goes, Honey Stayâ€ video by Fabolous; â€œLittle Freakâ€ video by Usher featuring Nicki Minaj; â€œWalking on the Moonâ€ video by The-Dream featuring Kanye West; â€œUnderâ€ video by Pleasure P; â€œShakeâ€ video by Game
KING: We sure love it when we get a chance to have models sex it up for the cameras with water dripping from their bodies.
DRAYA MICHELE: Iâ€™m a very sexual person.
Weâ€™ve noticed. Ever partook in any naughty aquatic acts?
Of course Iâ€™ve had sex in water! I actually got kicked out of a hotel in Vegas for being a bad girl in the pool. I’m like a fish in the water. I’m just fine [laughs]. â€¨
Ah, do tell.
My girls and me were chilling poolside at one of the hotels. We had a little too much to drink and became extra friendly with each other. For some reason, we felt as though we didnâ€™t need our bikini tops on anymore. Needless to say, security came over and kindly asked us to leave.
Ugh, such killjoys.
We had a huge suite there anyway, so we continued our party in the shower.
Way to stay consistent with the agua. Youâ€™re a new face on the music-video scene. How did you get started?
I met Irv Gotti and he asked me, â€œAre you a video model?â€ I wasnâ€™t at the time. So he introduced me to the legendary Hype Williams, and I shot my first video, â€œWalking on the Moon,â€ by The-Dream featuring Kanye West, days later.
Your standout role, thus far, has to be Fabolousâ€™ â€œWhen the Money Goes, Honey Stay.â€ You played the role of a girl trying to be a ride-or-die chick while her man is locked up. Does life imitate art?
A better question is would I be around if the money was never there at all?
Well, Walter Cronkite, would you?
The answer to that is yes. Iâ€™ve had a poor guy, a rich guy and a jailbird. And the truth is, I loved them all the same.
Then asking what type of man youâ€™re attracted to is a moot point.
I donâ€™t say I have a type. I try to date someone different every time to avoid the shit I didnâ€™t like about the last one. But my guy has to be handsome, educated and already established in his career.
Whatâ€™s the biggest misconception about you?
People always think that every guy I’m with, I have to be sleeping with. What people don’t know is that I have a personality like a man. So guys respect me and want to talk to me on a friend basis. Also, Iâ€™m a businesswoman; I get out there and talk to people. Sometimes that includes dinner meetings or late-night drinks. I have friends in high places because they consider me to be on their level, not because Iâ€™m fucking them. I always say, â€œFuck some guys, not every guy,â€ and I stick by that.
Interesting, considering youâ€™re in an industry where sleeping with your co-workers is prevalent. What are your thoughts on the urban-modeling industry?â€¨ I think the urban-modeling industry is getting a better reputation nowadays because some of the models arenâ€™t fucking everybody anymore.
Hmmmâ€¦is that right?
Itâ€™s rare to hear that a model is celibate, but if she can back that up, it makes me proud.
Are you celibate?
I am not. I canâ€™t really go that long without sex. Iâ€™ll dig up one of my old boos before I go without.
Why bring up the celibate reference? Never mind. Itâ€™s funny you say that, because the gossip blogs have outed you as Chris Brownâ€™s new boo. Care to comment?
I’m not answering any questions about that situation. So donâ€™t even ask.
But you did Tweet about being flown out to his hometown of Virginia, correct? You practically gave blow-by-blow details of meeting his family, being in the studio with him and being â€œstill sore.â€ Youâ€™ve even gone so far as to post pictures on your Twitter timeline of you, your son and him before catching the movie Alice in Wonderland. Why stay mum on a subject you single-handedly put out there for people to speculate on?
Iâ€™m not answering any questions about that.
After news of you and Breezy hit the Net, blogs dug deep into your past and uncovered other alleged trysts with a whoâ€™s who of celebs and athletesâ€”which include Lil Wayne, Fabolous, Darrelle Revis and DeShawn Stevenson, just to name a few. Thoughts?
I donâ€™t want to talk about any men that I know. Itâ€™s only going to bring more negative energy in my direction.
Donâ€™t you think you should take a break from Tweeting your personal business, then?
I think Twitter is cool. Itâ€™s a way to keep in touch with the world and keep them informed of what you are doing, as well. As far as the stories that [the blogs] conjure up, they can pretty much take anything you Tweet and turn it into whatever they want it to really mean. Iâ€™m going to continue to Tweet as normal. The media can say what they want.
Thatâ€™s all well and good, but you do understand that all of this publicity stemmed from you Tweeting too much of â€œwhat you are doingâ€ with Chris Brown, right?
Iâ€™m not talking about Chris. Final answer.
Since youâ€™re taking that road, this interview is over.
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