Eve On Her Former Ruff Ryders Self: “I’m Not That Girl Anymore!”

The Philadelphia bred rapper wants you to know that shes no longer a pitbull in a skirt…

Eve told Ink Magazine about how shes evolved as an artist but how her old association with Ruff Ryders keep her down.

“I hate it when people say, ‘The old Eve, the old Eve.’ No! I can’t pretend to be that girl anymore. If I did, people would see that and be like, Why is she trying to be that same person? … When I went to take label meetings and they would listen to the music, a lot of them would be like, ‘Yeah, that’s good, but what’s up with the Ruff Ryders sh*t?’ I’m like, ‘Yo, I was 21 then.’ It’s been years now. I’ve done a million different things. ‘Tambourine’ isn’t Ruff Ryders. The records I did with Gwen [Stefani] weren’t Ruff Ryders. I trust my audience enough to think they’ve grown, just like me — I’m hoping for that, but we’ll see.”

Is there even any room left for Eve in the market with Nicki dominating the radio?

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