By Chuck Arnold Carlos Greer
June 10, 2013 12:00 PM


It’s been 11 years since your last album. Why?

I had a lot of issues with my label [so] now I’m independent. I try to balance being an artist and a label owner. It’s like compartmentalizing my brain, but it feels good.

Digging any newer female rappers?

I think Nicki Minaj’s music is good, and Azealia Banks’ wordplay is clever. And there’s a new girl, Nacho, on my album who is dope.

How did you meet your British beau, Maximillion Cooper?

He owns the Gumball 3000 [British road rally], and I got asked to drive in it for Team Puma. We met on the red carpet, and we’ve been together ever since. I moved to London. We talk about [marriage]—he’s the person that I can see myself with.

Who would you love to lock lips with if you weren’t taken?

Channing Tatum! He’s your Sexiest Man Alive for a reason. I hope this doesn’t get to Max!