Mirrah: An Interview with Mirrah from UPN's R U The Girl with T-Boz and Chili
A few questions with Mirrah? Well that's what it started off as. But talking to Mirrah is like
talking to one of your girls. If you're wondering, yep Mirrah is exactly how she appears on
television: sweet, humble, spiritual and well grounded. She has a wonderful personality that
precedes her. At 30 years old, Mirrah appeared on UPN's R U The Girl with T-Boz and Chili. Making
it down to the last two standing contestants, Mirrah impressed TLC fans with her talent, writing, and
maturity. Listen in, as Mirrah and I chat:
Stefanie: Before we begin talking about R U The Girl with T-Boz and Chili, let's
talk a little bit about what you were doing before the show. Before this opportunity came along,
what were you doing in terms of your music or just life in general?
And as far as music, I've been working on my solo project. I also have a group called Perfect Storm,
which is my husband and I actually. We both write together and he's an engineer. I also have
another group called Planet Mars, watch out for that one!
Stefanie: You appear to be very grounded and spiritual and I think that's what made
the viewers relate to you and like you. Where does that spirituality come from?
you're adopted you can never be selfish. That's two humans that gave me a chance of life. They've
always allowed me to really learn to adapt to other cultures. I just learned from my mistakes, of
what not to be, of who not to be. I'm like, "Hey I like myself!" (laughs) I hate saying 'I'm real'
like just being me, that's really the only answer that I can say.
Stefanie: I read that you have done TV shows, commercials, voiceovers and music
videos. Is there anything we would recognize you in?
characters when I do videos. I like the hottie. I like being the geek. Another funny video is, Is
That Your Chick with Missy, Memphis, and Jay-Z. Remember the girl that was knocking on the window
trying to get into the party?
Stefanie: I guess what I was kind of confused on was the premise of the show. Was
the premise of R U The Girl, to replace Left Eye or was it strictly to record the single "I Bet" and
then the one performance on the show?
same question. No, TLC was trying to find a fan and showcase us. And the winner O'So Krispie won
the single and to perform on the show...the finale that you guys saw.
didn't win!" I'm like hold on, chill, chill. It's a blessing actually that I didn't win, because
now I'm not in a contract. I can now move around freely.
Stefanie: I thought it was funny that T-Boz and Chili said you favored Left Eye
because though she doesn't look like her, O'So Krispie reminds me a lot of Left Eye too. Did either
you or the other girls on the show feel that way?
O'So is Left Eye when she was younger.
Stefanie: I have a love/hate relationship with reality television. In a way I kind
of like the fact that it's supposed to be "real TV," however we've all come to find out that a lot of
the stuff we see is scripted. Give our readers some insight into what reality television is like
behind the scenes?
different about R U The Girl... it wasn't staged! What you saw, you got! I mean of course you see...
you know where we might be washing our face, and then we're asked to wash our face, that type of
thing. But otherwise, like the storyline and everything, they got what was actually happening. And
there was so much more in that house!
taping when you're sleep?
room and you'll just be talking and then you'll hear the crew just running, to get what you're
saying. But they already have you up above. So after a while, all of us were so accustomed to it.
But I was really interested in how Meah and Alju were reacting to each other cause I didn't see
it was like that in the house?
Stefanie: Other than you, and who was that other girl in the house...the girl who
stayed away from the drama.
Stefanie: I wanted to ask you about T-Boz and Chili. I know as a writer, I meet
quite a few celebrities and sometimes they aren't what I may have imagined them to be. Take away the
lights and the cameras, what did you think of T-Boz and Chili?
hilarious! As far as Chili and I... I learned how cool she was. We are all in our thirties. But both
of them are just so cool, mad honest, to me. But I don't see anything wrong with those two. They
are far from the glitz and glamour. They are like homies that you would like call and talk in
another language to.
Stefanie: Do you still have contact with T-Boz and Chili?
own project to come out.
see it, Chili and T-Boz set the table for Mirrah. So now all I can do is make a plate of nutritious
entertainment and music and hand it to the masses.
track of her, cause to me she's like my little sister.
choose who they chose.
Stefanie: What has the exposure from the show done for you since the finale
sure we choose the right opportunities. I don't want to jump into anything immediately, just for the
sake of being signed. I want to find a record company that knows how to make me the Aretha Franklin
of Hip Hop.
Stefanie: So do you market yourself as a Hip Hop artist, or both a Hip Hop artist
and a singer?
there. (both laughs)
that creates that perfect blend. So that's what I'm going for. I have a great manager and he's
really making sure that every movement is right. I don't want people to think, "Oh Mirrah just got
signed now," and now I'm reflected as just a reality star. I want them to recognize that this is
what I was doing before. Now that I have the power to do that, I really want to do the album the
best that I can.
Stefanie: What are you plans now that the show has ended?
been interviewed by some radio stations out here. And this is funny...I'm doing a celebrity basketball
Stefanie: Well Mirrah, it's been fun!
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