Alwasyz Thoro chose to define this very talented, unique, and heart-warming goddess, “triple threat”, as she calls herself, “Cash Money’s latest R&Booty artist”. This all came with the release of her single, “Clean Up Woman”. For real, I didn’t know booties could sing! Although I have heard they can clap…but seriously! No disrespect meant at Alwasyz Thoro, but he missed the mark on this one. And if that wasn’t enough, Karlie Redd is being compared bootilicious with her label sister, Nicki Minaj. Not saying that’s a bad thing, Nikki Minaj is surely one to be compared to, but after getting the opportunity to have a chit chat with Redd, I would compare her to the likes of Queen Latifah and Beyounce`, because of her charisma and entrepreneurship success.
Although Karlie Redd spent most of her childhood in Trinidad, she was born in New York where she cultivated her style and vision at the Harlem School of Arts and Alvin Ailey Dance Company. Thinking ahead, she realized at some point in her music career there would be the decision of who would shoot her videos, so to lock that aspect of her career down as well, she earned her degree in film directing and producing. I say she cuts herself short when she describes herself as a triple threat. Maybe that was just for Alwasyz Thoro, physically describing her looks, her tits, and her booty, but in my book she could easily weigh in as a Heavyweight, scaling her career as a beautiful entertainer, singer, dancer, model, actress, writer, producer and director. Karlie Redd is aiming high and has put together a professional profile with artist as, Tyrese Gibson, Jamie Foxx, Sean Kingston, Claudette Ortiz, and Will.I.Am, to say the least. Signing Karlie Redd was a smart move by Cash Money because the list is LONG of people who wish they had discovered the gem first. The competition to rise to the top at Cash Money is slim to none since Redd is only the third hottest female to grace the over populated male roster of; Lil Wayne, Cory Cruz, Drake, Gudda Gudda, Jae Millz, Lil Chuckie, Lil Twist, Mack Maine, Short Dawg, T-Streets, and Tyga. Redd will be joining the short list of females which is made up of Nicki Minag, Shanell, and now Karlie Redd. So Alwasyz Thoro, there’s the triple threat indeed!
Redd only had a few moments to spend with Nik-O-Licious and here’s what she wanted her fans to know.
The Heat:You have a limelight of career hats you wear, tell us about them?
Redd: Well everybody this is Karlie Redd, over here with The Heat Magazine excited to be apart of you guys! First thing is my singing. I’m an R&B artist signed with Cash Money. I’m an actress as well. I’ve been on a promotional for the T.V. show I was on called “Scream Queens” on VH1. I graduated with a degree in film directing. I’ve directed films, wrote scripts and treatments. I produce film as well. I’m a dancer and I have a Promotions company in LA. I also do Urban modeling and Fashion modeling. I’ve been in magazines like Essence and most of the Urban magazines. Oh my God, it’s crazy. I’ve been really busy. (she giggles shyly)
The Heat: You doing the thang lady. Of all those hats, which is the most passionate for Karlie Redd?
Redd: I can’t pen point one thing that I’m most passionate about because everything I put my hands on, it’s my passion. It’s just delegating the right team to make it work. I’m most passionate about everything because if you’re not, you’re not gonna want to do it, you know.
The Heat: What is it like being the Eye Candy of the industry right now representing Cash Money?
Redd: It’s great! It’s a new thing for me. Right now they’re developing me as an artist. It’s great!
The Heat: We know you can’t talk about the movie project in depth you’re currently working on, but can you share with us some of the other actresses or actors you’re currently working with?
Redd: You’re right, I can’t talk about it but there’s one coming out that I can talk about. It’s called “We Are Family”. Omarosa, Christian Keys, Chyna Layne, D Woods, and Frenchie Davis are all in “We Are Family” to be released before the end of the year. The Project I’m currently on, no I can’t talk about it but I can tell you it has a lot of Reality Show stars, basically all of them…all of us, you know I was on the Reality Show Scream Queens. That should be coming out next year.
The Heat: When you look at your life today, versus what it was when you first made the leap into doing Karlie Redd, is there anything you feel you would have done differently?
Redd: (she sighs and gently giggles) Ummm, that’s such an emotional question for me. It takes me to an emotional place. It’s so many things I would have done differently. But one of the most things I realize now that I should have realized then is called, “time”. Can’t get back time. You just can not get back time. When you’re doing this entertainment industry period, you can fall into a trap where you can play a lot. You get involved in the parting and the this and the that and you waste a lot of time doing frivolous things. Now I know better.
The Heat: What ‘s in the future for Karlie Redd that her fans should be on the lookout for?
Redd:My new single, “Louie Prada Gucci..LPG”..I have a lot of features on this CD and we’re just gonna drop all of them and take it to the streets, you know..create a buzz and make it happen. It’s going to be really hot! Also I’m going to be doing somethings on the producing side. I can’t say if it’s film or music, but when I do it, I’ll come back and talk to The Heat Magazine about them. I’m going to be producing and creating some projects that are going to be re-di-cu-lous! Also I’m writing a book that’s soon to be published. It’s a sex book. It’s not a tell all, it’s a fictional sex book in exactly the way Zane puts it down..(she laughs hard)
The Heat: Any last minute thoughts or shout outs before we wrap up?
Redd: Definitely, I would like for everyone when my single drops to buy, copy, share, download, however you can get your hands on it. It’s some great names on it, it’s gonna be “hot”, “Louie Prada Gucci”..”L.P.G”. I definitely want to thank my team, for all their hard work, I love you. My family, my fans; we all know without “fans”, we are nothing. My label, my manager, and EVERYONE that has a hand in developing Karlie Redd and her success. I have to thank you Nik and The Heat Magazine for reaching out to me to be apart of The Heat Family. Thanks Everyone!
We Love you Karlie Redd! Can’t wait for that “SEX” book to be released, gotta get a copy! Make your mark lady! We got your back at The Heat Magazine.
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