Chrisette Michele Talks ‘The Lyricist’s Opus,’ ‘R&B Divas’ Drama & Black Women On TV

chrisette-michelle-hypehairSinger and natural hair maven Chrisette Michele, 31, is no stranger to adapting to change. Her style has evolved in the past few years, and she’s dropped major weight and signed on for reality stardom. And we can’t forget how much of an impact her natural hair has made for herself and fans alike.

“I just always liked my hair–I don’t know what it is, but there’s just something about wearing your own, it’s so freeing,” Chrisette told CurlyNikki in February 2013.

The “Better” singer sat down with UPTOWN during the first anniversary celebration of beauty blog Natural Hair Bride in Chicago last week. Chrisette shared some intimate details about her new album, The Lyricist’s Opus; trying not to slap any of the “R&B Divas”; and her impression of Black women on TV among many other secrets. Founder of Natural Hair Bride Ro’Shunda Russell also shared her thoughts on the freeing experience natural hair affords most women.

“I don’t know what it is [either] but I just know that natural hair is not a trend–it is here to stay,” Russell said.

Chrisette isn’t only concerned with her outer appearance, as you can’t have healthy hair without a healthy body. She revealed that she switched up her eating habits after she watched a Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead, which explores the effects of an unhealthy diet. Her healthy eating has helped her vocal talent.

“I have five new notes [in my vocal range] that I didn’t have before, which is very strange, but I think it’s because of ridding myself from dairy,” she said.

When asked about how she got along with her new cast mates of the TVOne reality show “R&B Divas: LA,” Chrisette said that she was pleasantly surprised.

Head over to UPTOWN to read the full interview!

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