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Songwriting is a way to release personal things that I couldn’t normally express. Sometimes when I write things, they are not for me to sing, they are for other people to sing. Writing to me is a release of emotion and feelings; things that I could never actually say. A lot of musicians write music based on their experiences or other people’s experiences. Sometimes when I write music it’s based on my experiences, but, I never tell anybody. I’ll have someone else sing it.
From my point of view I think a lot of people totally misunderstand Prince.They think that he’s this quiet type of control freak. He is a control freak to some point. Prince is shy, but, he’s far from quiet. Once you get to know him, sitting in a room with him having a one-on-one conversation, he’s totally funny. You would absolutely think you’ve known him for a long time.
I get it. He is Prince. He can’t talk to everyone and there are some crazy fans out there. But, if you ever got the chance to just talk to him and be a normal person around him, you would see he’s just as normal as you are. He likes eggs, I like eggs. He’s funny, I’m funny. And he doesn’t sleep in all his outfits! (Laughs).
Family is the most important thing to me. I don’t put my career, finances or anything before family. If my family is not with me at the same time, forget it.
It’s like running in a race. When they shoot that gun—you know “on your marks, get set, go!”–you have to run together. My career doesn’t come before my family, my family doesn’t come before my career. They walk side by side.
My biggest regret… I say that I never regret anything, but, I’ve got a lot of regrets. I could write a book about regrets. My biggest regret is that I left Prince. He told me about a certain person and I chose to make my own decision. In the long run he was right. That’s it. He asked me to do something and what he told me about the person was correct. I didn’t listen.
Cat Glover on the proposed “Alphabet St.” Remix: “I’m looking forward to that. That’s the most exciting thing for me. Prince loves Chuck D. and Public Enemy. He adores them. Johnny Juice has the best beats you could ever hear; he has a vision. Son of Bazerk is off the chain—raw, original hip-hop. That’s what I’m focused on right now. That’s who I’ll be working with in the near, like yesterday, future.
The relationship that Prince and Chuck D. have is very close knit. So, out of respect, when I do the “Alphabet St.” Remix, it will be the bomb. Prince is going to love it.
You know how some people just take his songs or Warner Bros. owns some of his music in his vault and has other artists doing it? Prince is not happy with it. Fans are not happy with it. But, Warner Bros. does not own “Alphabet St.” That’s called remix! Paisley Park! After the madness! I’m looking forward to that. I’m going to make him proud.
The thing is to have respect. I have all the respect for him. You would never catch me saying anything negative about him. Everyone has their ups and downs. I admire him and I respect him. He treated me so well. I just love the man, he’s awesome. He’s a good person to be around when you get to know him. He’s fabulous.
Nowadays, I am a little bit more aware of the choices that I make and the people I surround myself with. A lot of the people that I have met are not honest with me or there for me. They are just there because they want something. I’ve learned a lot and I’ve grown up a lot.
It’s kind of sad that I’m not the free spirit that I used to be. But, free spirits get burned. You need someone watching your back or you need to watch your own back. I’ve leaned a lot about that. I’m still learning.
Have you ever put something on Facebook, you could be talking about someone else, and people think you’re talking about yourself? They ask “Oh, Cat, are you alright?” I think “Dude, I’m not talking about myself.” I could scream. When I put something on Facebook, I’m analyzed. I’m thinking “This is not about me. Everything I put on Facebook is not about me.” I hate when people read into that. It really drives me crazy.
You could write everything in black and white. But, they’ll pick and choose the words they want and make up their own mind, with their own sentences. I’m always friendly with my fans, but, some of them just go overboard.
I have been known to go off and snap. I’m human and I’m from Chicago. I can only be polite for so long and then Cat Glover will snap. People will say “I didn’t know she was like that, she always seemed so sweet.”
You didn’t know me. You know that image of me. Trust me. Prince knows me. People that know me personally, know me (emphasis added). You pushed those buttons, that’s just it.
I have feelings and emotions like everyone else. But, I have that streak in me as well. People forget that we’re human.
The next thing is my new reality show I’m working on, which, I can’t talk about and another TV show coming up really soon on a major network. I can’t disclose, yet, but, you’ll see me really soon—in the next two or three months.
I’m looking forward to working with Chuck D., Son of Bazerk and the Public Enemy family doing a lot of music. That’s my love, my passion. I can’t wait to just connect on that level. I’m really excited. There were some projects I was in and I let go for the best. There are some new projects I started and I’m excited about them. You’ll see me on a major network sooner than you think with a very famous celebrity.
The future…the sky’s the limit. I want to build this empire. I also want to help other people get into this business and teach them the right way to do it, the quickest way to do it, the professional way to do it. I want to help other people who have been in this struggle get there the right way. I have so many other projects in my head; bigger dreams than I had with Prince and other things like that.
Another thing I’m going to do is make a documentary. That has been one of my biggest dreams. I’m going to find the right person to do it with. It’s going to be black and grainy. It’s going to be awesome.
Honestly, I’ve gotten everything I ever wanted. I had faith in myself. It had nothing to do with how I looked or whatever . I just believed in me. I want to empower people. I don’t care who you are, what you look like, if you don’t think you’re good enough.
The way things are nowadays, people are so into the fake crap they see out there. They think they have to look “like this,” dress “like this” or act “like this.” I can honestly say everything on my body is real. No lift up, no fake lips, no fake hair, none of that. It’s all Cat Glover. So, I just want to make sure that men and women know they don’t have to go that other route. I can’t wait. There are so many things about Cat Glover that people don’t know that I’m going to put out there.