KIIS FM’s JoJo Wright sat down with Flo Rida backstage at Wango Tango 2009 over the weekend. The rapper did a speed round of questions, talking about what fans could expect from his live set, not flaunting the jewelry at the moment, his clothing line Parlay Adore, keeping it basic with his tour rider requests, his pre-show ritual, getting requests to sign boobs, and his thoughts on Mother’s Day. Watch the interview via YouTube below.
Rap acts on television this week include:
Kanye West, who performs with Keri Hilson on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ (CBS) on Monday.
Black Eyed Peas, who perform on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ (Syndicated) on Tuesday and ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ (ABC) on Wednesday.
Flo Rida, who perform on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ (ABC) on Thursday.
Flo Rida had his MySpace Release Show at The Roxy in Hollywood, with Flo Rida releasing ‘R.O.O.T.S.’ and getting joined by Pleasure P at the event. The two performed ‘Shone’. Also on hand was Flavor Flav of Public Enemy. Watch highlights from the evening below.
Flo Rida was in the studio with Jackie of the Jackie & Bender morning show on KISS 106.1 FM in Seattle the other morning. The Florida rapper talked about his struggles growing up and being inspired by his mother to never give up, giving mom some cash when he found success, being “always in awe” of being a celebrity, the new album ‘R.O.O.T.S.’, never having a chance to be home and enjoy his home, always needing to be busy, and more. Watch the interview via YouTube below.
Flo Rida dropped by KTLA in Los Angeles, talking about his interpretation of ‘Right Round’, never even having a car before the success of ‘Low’, and making sure he keeps his riches. Watch the video via YouTube below.
Flo Rida was on The Hot Seat with Showbiz Shelly on Chicago’s B96, talking about travelling around the world in support of ‘R.O.O.T.S.’, how traveling is his favorite part of the job, the story behind his rap nickname, keeping humble by remembering where he came from, his Groundhoggz days, spending over $500k on a Maybach, his house which he calls a resort – complete with horses, being available and bringing the girls backstage. Watch the interview via YouTube below.
J Niice interviews Flo Rida at Chicago’s B96 Comcast Couch. The rapper talked about getting ready to release ‘R.O.O.T.S.’ next week, his show at the stations’ B Bash and being on the lineup again in June, being the #1 digital download artist, what his mindset is during the recording process, breakin’ Florida in half, telling the ladies he’s available, and what his ‘Route Of Overcoming The Struggle’ was. Watch it via YouTube below.
Flo Rida is out with the video to his new single ‘Shone’, featuring Pleasure P, the second release off the Miami, Florida based rapper’s second studio album ‘R.O.O.T.S.’, in stores March 31st via Atlantic Records. Watch it below.
Flo Rida tells UsMagazine.com that reports suggesting he removed the song ‘Sweat’, featuring Chris Brown, from his upcoming ‘R.O.O.T.S.’ album was not due to the R&B singer’s alleged assault of his girlfriend Rihanna last month. “I think someone must have got it twisted,” Rida insisted. “The thing was, we have deadlines to meet and between his business and my business, things were – we had to turn an album, so I had to really get everything together.” The rapper added that the move was made “way before” the Grammy eve incident, “at least a month. I had been done with this record.”
Flo Rida stopped by the MySpace Music office in Los Angeles ahead of the Grammy awards, answering fan questions directly pulled from MySpace Hip Hop’s blog. The rapper discussed the new album ‘Route of Overcoming The Struggle’ and its first single ‘Right Round’, the Grammy’s and his early struggles including losing his duffle bag in LA and having the bomb squad thinking it was a bomb. “I wanted to come with something that was different,” Flo Rida says of his sophomore CD. “That would basically hit every angle as far as the older crowd as well as the younger crowd. It’s a record that has a lot of club potential as well. Like life of the party. Creating this record that’s what I was trying to aim for.” Watch the interview via MySpace below.