Cassie is still succeeding as a model while she works on her upcoming album. She recently posed for photographer duo Gomillion and Leupold for the August 2011 issue of Blank magazine – we’ve never heard of it, but the pics look amazing! Classic cars and yards serve as a backdrop to Cassie’s big hair and colorful outfits.
Who are your biggest musical influences?
I have so many influences musically. My parents always played music in the house when I was growing up in CT. The music they played ranged from Parliament Funkadelic to Carol King to Stevie Wonder. As an artist I think that the music you’re exposed to when your young influences the music you choose to create. I also went through a Jimi Hendrix phase, it was interesting. I used to listen to him on my dads old 8-track player. I was in love with Janet Jackson and of course Aaliyah.
Who would you like to work with someday?
Prince would be amazing. Isn’t that everyone’s answer to that?
We heard you’re working on a new album. Can you give us a sneak peak?
Its top secret! (smiles) I’m going to let the music speak for itself. The one thing I will say is I love it.
Would you ever consider acting or being on TV?
I’ve done a few things. I would love to act more; film is ideal for me. Its something I want to devote more time to – for sure. I would love to work with David Fincher or Oliver Stone.
What would you be doing today if you hadn’t become a performer?
I’d be a chef or a museum owner I’m into modern art.