Mya has a new song out about domestic violence called Blackout. Mya also sat down with Honey Magazine and talked about music, domestic violence, and Chris and Rihanna’s situation. Listen to the track above and an excerpt from the interview is below.
HONEY: What inspired you?
Mya: I was inspired by two different incidents involving two of my female friends. I remember being disgusted, angry, outraged, sad, sympathetic, and fearful of what I would’ve done if I were in their shoes. I’m still pissed from it and even more pissed that they are back with these guys. But those are my girls and I love ‘em for life. I just seriously hope there’s not a next time.
What did you think when you first heard of the Chris and Rihanna situation?
I honestly didn’t believe it when I first heard of the situation. I assumed it was another outrageous, untrue rumor from an illegitimate gossip site.
Did you immediately want to drop your track?
I have so many songs I’ve written [that] it didn’t even come to mind until I played a bunch of my music at a listening session and everyone responded to “Black Out” in particular. After the incident I had my management contact Rihanna’s team about giving her the song. I’m sure it’s still a sensitive time for her to address the issue at all.
Do you think some people will think you’re jumping on the bandwagon to get press for the new album?
I’m sure some people will think a bunch of nonsense as they always do… [It] comes with the territory. This is much bigger than me or an album. It’s about a silent epidemic that affects one in three women in the world. I just happen to be one of the many concerned voices.
What advice would you give Rihanna?
I’m not in the position to give proper advice unless I’ve been given all facts from the direct source(s).
Have you been a victim of domestic violence?
I haven’t been to jail or a mental institution so that should answer your question.
Do you have a boo?