Ms. Sebastian has made headlines ever since it was reported that Swizz Beatz fathered her daughter Nicole. With those headlines came harsh criticism about her being a gold digger and home wrecker. The songstress chose to interview with Madame Noire not to dwell in the past or harm Swizz Beatz reputation in any way but to answer the questions that she has read about herself in the blogs and provide insight to the situation.
On going after rich men, Jahna Sebastian stated, “I don’t want to be associated with those women who look out for a rich man, a baller or any other successful man to help them have an easy ride in life,” the singer/songwriter told me. “That behavior is totally the opposite of who I am and what I represent, I have always chosen to get what I want through hard work myself, even though there have always been great men around. I have always relied on myself. I work hard for my career and my child.”
On whether she knew if Swizz was married when she began her relationship with him, Ms. Sebastian stated, “I was not aware of him being married at the time, I thought he was single like myself and he acted like a single man,”. “He was not that well-known here anyway at that time, his private life was nowhere near as publicized in 2007 as it is now.”
“I don’t really follow other musicians lives anyway. I saw this as a meeting of equals,” she resolved before revealing that their affair had taken place prior to her learning of his marital status. “I found out that he was married after things had already happened, but it was too late.”
On being self sufficient prior to her pregnancy, the “I Am Free” singer stated, “I have always been driven to succeed myself, be able to pay for the lifestyle I want myself and make a change in the world and only after that to find a serious partner in life. I moved to London with one suitcase all alone without any family, found a full-time job working over fifty hours a week while attending Music Production Course in the evenings, I paid my rent and college fees with my salary. I bought a flat in London in cash and set up my own studio where I started recording people, creating a movement all before I got pregnant. I have my own house which I bought in cash, I have a Degree, a child, a business I have been running for many years and a profession that I love and have dedicated most of my life to mastering. Today women have the right to become a president just like men, and I would never be content with being someone’s shadow instead of building up and making big things happen.”
Special thanks to Jazmine Denise Rogers of Madame Noire for conducting the interview and media outlets such as Bossip and Hip Hop Wired that picked up the story. Check out the link below to see the full interview as well as the links to the outlets that picked it up.
Madame Noire Interview
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About Jahna Sebastian
Jahna Sebastian who was classically trained on piano and earned her degree in “Music Business” at the age of 20 at the prestigious Russian Academy of Music is a multifaceted power house of talent. With her sultry vocals, captivating lyrics, hypnotic beats and exotic beauty she is a force to be reckon with. Not only is she an amazing singer and songwriter, she is an accomplished producer and engineer as well as the owner of a recording studio, Multivizion Music which since its inception has become the nucleus of Russian rap and grime scene in London. She has engineered and produced for many artist including the Russian rapper Oxxxymiron who was named Discovery of the Year at the Russian GQ awards.
Ms. Sebastian continues to pursue music while raising her daughter born in 2008 (whose father is American super producer Swizz Beatz) and for three years she had been mostly working behind the scenes juggling motherhood and work. After producing and engineering a few hundred songs for other artists, releasing her “Emancipation EP” in 2009 and a few other songs independently, filming three music videos and acting in three short movies, a feature film "Reversed" release in 2012 and numerous commercials, she is focusing on her solo career and upcoming projects. She has an astonishing track record of hundreds of songs including recording entire album by Oxxxymiron “Vechniy Jid” which had been rated Best Rap Album of 2011 in Russia and nominated for Russian Urban Music Awards. She is currently working on her upcoming album and collaborating with other artist on their projects.
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