It still happens, even now. We did an interview yesterdays, and a woman asked us, “Where did you meet? In the ‘hood?”
I grew up in a very nice house in Houston, went to private school all my life and I’ve never even been to the ‘hood. Not that there’s anything wrong with the ‘hood, but just to assume that I grew up there because of my color… Even now, getting covers or magazines or getting respect at labels is totally different for us [as women of color]. Even though we’ve sold way more records than some artists and we’re way more successful, they’re treated like more of a priority. I hate to say that, but it’s the truth.