Masika Kalysha is one of Love & Hip-Hop’s biggest standout’s and she is now shining as one of the stars of WE tv’s Growing Up Hip Hop. She is doing extremely well for herself as she is leveling up her boss lady status day by day due to starring in the show, her new music, and her beauty line. During our new interview with Masika, she discusses her move to the new network, beauty line updates, and her infectious new single featuring Jazzy Pha, “PTOS.” Check out the convo below!
RESPECT.: Hey Masika! How is life treating you?
It has been super busy I can’t complain. I have been doing well.
RESPECT.: Growing up hip-hop is what you have going on now. It’s crazy! I remember those LHHH days.
Yes, and it is much better. This is the type of show I thought I was initially signing up for when I went to LHH. The show gives me the opportunity to tell my real story and not what people think is going on. I have the freedom to be myself on this show. On TV, you have to live with a lot and I just got tired of living with the things LHH came with. Things are new in my personal life. I have a daughter now and I had to leave. Thankfully, I was able to land on a much better show that showcases myself in a much better way.
RESPECT.: You do so much but you always stick to television. What makes you want to always stick to the TV world?
Well, just like anyone else it’s a job and I do it very well. Television is an amazing platform that allows you to promote the other things that you do. It’s a blessing and I’m really thankful to have it and I’m going to keep rocking with it till the wheels fall off.
RESPECT.: What is the main difference between LA and ATL to you?
No shade but I call both cities Hollyhood. I felt like a big fish in a small pond when I was living in ATL at first so then I moved to LA. I came back to Atlanta for the show and for the music. It is the music capital right now and I don’t care what others say. It made sense since I was working on an EP.
RESPECT.: Is there any new updates with Khari Barbie Beauty?
Yes, the new hair oil and we will be coming out with our shampoo and conditioners very soon. Everything is alcohol free! No silicone, no animal testing, and no animal cruelty. All vegan. The main purpose of the line is for people to heal their skin and heal their hair. To grow your hair and make you feel better overall.
RESPECT.: Is that something you’re hoping for your daughter to take over one day?
Oh absolutely! She already shares part of the company and she will eventually be working for herself.
RESPECT.: I love that. I see you also have new music!
I worked really hard and it has taken a long time for me to get to where I am as an artist and an individual. I am really happy that I am able to share my music with you guys. This is the reason I came on LHH in the first place.
RESPECT.: You recently dropped a single called “PTOS” with hip-hop legend Jazze Pha.
Jazze is the man. He has records with everyone you can imagine. He brought up Ciara and many others. I am so blessed to have him in my life. He is my daughter’s god father. We also have a video dropping very soon and I am really excited to put it out. My EP has 7 songs and the second one is coming soon. I am really excited and there is something for everyone on there.
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