Interview: Veronica Vega
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:02:35
Miami music provocateur wants you to pay up, and you should.
Veronica Vega adds some serious edge to pop music. The Miami diva's new anthem "Pay Me" combines hip-hop attitude, R&B bounce, and seductive dance energy. To date, she's already collaborated with Pitbull and boasts production from Polow da Don [Nicki Minaj, Rihanna]. Right now, she's gearing up to release her debut EP, I Am Miami, and it is that declaration of who she is loud and clear. Get ready to meet Veronica and get rowdy. In this exclusive interview, she talks "Pay Me," maintaining a sense of humor, inspiration, and more.
What's the story behind "Pay Me"?
Polow and I did this song about four years ago, and we were recording other songs in the process. I had done this viral video to "I Don't Mind" from Usher, it wasn't a twerk video, but it was very sensual. I showed Polow, and he was like "You are onto some other s*** here. You are on another trip." It's almost vulgar, a little ratchet, and a bit out there. He asked me, "Is this how you feel?" He thought that we should go back to this "Pay Me" record we recorded awhile ago. So we went back to the record and re did some stuff on it. Then, we came up with the video idea. He thought that it was the record we should put out. We shot the video for it in L.A., and there you have it.
There's a sense of humor in it.
I appreciate that, as I said before, it's really not trying to target any person in particular or offend anyone. I'm in my own world and I do what the f*** I want, when I want. People take things so seriously. So, I feel like that is the humor in it. Other than that, it's like "Pay me my dues and pay me my respect."
People are afraid to cut loose or be honest.
For me, mostly, it was a song for girls because I feel that we don't encounter the best of men or situations. Sometimes, you come across terrible situations, and you have to let someone know.
Do you think of music in visual terms?
Absolutely, all the artists I have ever liked create a visual for you. Especially today,people are very visual and like to be able to see things. If I cannot envision it, I cannot see it. I love performing and putting those visual elements together.
Watch the music video for "Pay Me" from Veronica Vega: