Academically I was never that great and I was not really into school. I don’t know, I just really had a problem focusing but singing always came naturally.
Yeah, the first contract I signed, that was the first time I realized, Oh man, never mind, I don’t want to do this anymore, but it was too late. I realized it was a bad thing because I wanted to try out for 'American Idol' and all these different things couldn’t do that because I was in this contract.
I remember watching `Apollo’ with my other grandma - I have so many grandmas - and seeing these young girls sing... I knew in that moment that I wanted to sing.
When it comes to creativity, or my artistry, when it comes to how I wear my hair and what I’m dressing like, some things I’m going to fight for; and it’s really about picking the battles, but usually I’m not backing down.
I'm so thankful for 'Backseat' because it's doing so much. It's almost at two million listens on Spotify. It's changed my life. It was the song that Dreamville really pushed and they just really made it explode, and I'm just so thankful.
My dad would always play Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, and Anita Baker, so I fell in love with them. I would try to make my voice sound like theirs.
I know it may come off cheesy, but if somebody's going to invest hundreds of thousands of dollars, even more into you, you want to make sure you can return that; you want to make sure they feel good about their investment.
I always imagined having so much energy on stage, versus me being somewhat chill, soulful R&B.
I use shea butter, olive oil, Shea Moisture - the coconut hibiscus bottle. A mix of that. If I want to do a slick bun, I’ll use Eco Style Gel even though it has fragrance in it. Oooh, scary. I’ll survive. I keep using it because it works.
It’s just really hard to commit to clean eating, and then sometimes you don’t want to eat cold salads. Sometimes you want that warm comfort food.
Old friends call me Sea Salt, because my last name is Salter. Or Cocoa, cause my real first name is Courtney.
I just feel Black women, we get slept on a lot and people don’t recognize our greatness in our curls and in chocolate skin.
Yeah, I believe in all the wild, witchcraft stuff. I don't like to dabble in that, but I believe they all know something.
My favorite style inspirations are between Rihanna and Diana Ross.
Like, even going to Duke Ellington School of the Arts, like, they slept on me. I think they thought I was talented, but for whatever reason, they didn't want to give me a lot of solos or any type of just love like that. But I don't know. I think that's what encouraged me to grind so hard.
New Orleans is one of my favorite cities in the entire world.
I’m hoping to bring some raunchy, risky, soulful frankness to the stage, really.
Could I be a good mom? That's a dream, I pray that I'll be the best mom ever. But I don't know. It's so important to me.
I never had an apartment before, so just finally having my own place. And it was magical. It was gorgeous - beautiful tub. I never could use the tub because I was afraid of the roaches.
I started gravitating towards Soundcloud. So, that was my hustle and then I met my manager Justin in 2012 and we were just grinding it out in New York.