106 Comments Monday, December 11th, 2006
Talk about liberation. Mya just turned 27, has a new record deal and kicked her man to the curb. Sheâ€™s feelinâ€™ herself. yeah, in that way
Mya Harrison preaches, self-service. And weâ€™re not talking Exxon. â€œI know how to break myself off,â€ the 27-year-old says bluntly. â€œI donâ€™t fiend for sex unless itâ€™s somebody I want to be with.â€ The singer-actor has been gettinâ€™ off on her own lately, because dealing with menâ€”a certain man who was dipping his spoon into other bowls of pudding, in particularâ€”was driving her slash-tires crazy.
So the dime with the pretty pipes, who has left Interscope for the more R&B-attuned Motown/Universal, is taking her life into her own hands. Celibacy suits her fine. But if youâ€™re into fidelity and being the subservient partner in a relationship, step up to the plate. â€œIâ€™m pretty sure there are some guys who feel theyâ€™re not up to my level,â€ says Mya, whose fourth release, Liberation, mirrors the space sheâ€™s in. â€œI might be too much or intimidating because of my celebrity status.â€ Thatâ€™s one way of looking at it. The other: no man appreciates chrome 24s sitting on slashed Goodyears.
KING You must really be a dime. KING doesnâ€™t have many ladies making repeat cover appearances.
MYA Itâ€™s a different issue, itâ€™s the fifth anniversary, so five girls made it. I feel great. I think it was based on the most covers sold.
Most covers, fattest bootiesâ€”same difference.
I guess any time you make a record, itâ€™s an accomplishment. I feel good. I love that five women were able to get together to take a flick topless! All them ladies together and no cat fights?
You didnâ€™t kick anybody in ankle or anything?
Maybe by accident [laughs].
I bet. You seem . . .
What? Why you looking at me like that?
Youâ€™ve got such a devilish look on your face.
People usually tell me the opposite.
Thatâ€™s because you look shy.
I look shy now?
You have an innocent look, but when you smile like that . . .
Iâ€™m up to something? I do have an evil streak.
I knew you werenâ€™t just playing a role in Chicago when they cast you as a murderer. What brings your evil streak out?
Yâ€™all! Yâ€™all do it to us.
Men, huh? Who was the last?
The last person to bring the evil streak out of me? My momâ€™s new puppy. That little thing bit me so bad, I had to throw her across the room.
Easy, weâ€™ve got a few ASPCA staffers as subscribers! But Iâ€™m talking about a human being.
I just donâ€™t want to name names. It was heartbreak, and then it turned into evil. When I get hurt, thatâ€™s when the evil comes out.
I heard you hired a P.I. to follow some dude one time.
Youâ€™re really not supposed to have those rights unless youâ€™re engaged or married. But I had some connects and made it happen. Just to find out.
Usually girls are their own P.I.
Iâ€™ve been that, too.
Iâ€™ve done that. There are all kinds of ways to find out. When you go looking, youâ€™re setting yourself up to find something. But when youâ€™re in that state of mind, itâ€™s just not a healthy place. I found a lot of things I didnâ€™t want to find. But I wanted to find them at the same time, just for truth or closure. I donâ€™t like playing myself. I will get to a place where I will slash tires. I get there, and I donâ€™t want to be there anymore.
You never cheated before?
My first boyfriend, when I heard he cheated, I cheated in my mind first, told him he was done and went onto the next man immediately. When Iâ€™m done physically, Iâ€™m done.
So you consider just thinking about sex with somebody other than your boyfriend cheating?
Yeah. Thinking of another person while youâ€™re on top of your man [is cheating].
Continue reading this interview in the December â€˜06/January â€˜07 issue of KING – on newsstands now!
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