VH1: First thing that comes to mind when I name each rapper: Fab
Winter: Hot mess. Can I say two words?
Winter: [huge sigh] Lost.
VH1: Swizz Beats
VH1: Dame Dash
Winter: Good guy.
VH1: Ja Rule
VH1: Irv Gotti
Winter: Hard as*.
VH1: Rafer Alston
Winter: Hot mess.
VH1: Young Berg
Winter: [laughs] Cutie.
VH1: Slim [of Cash Money Records]
VH1: After 10 plus years of living the single life are you ready to settle down?
Winter: Yeah, definitely! I’m done with it. I get calls for music videos and I’ll pass it on to assistants. First of all it’s not worth it financially for me to be on set for 18 hours to make $500 when I was making $1500 to work for five hours. The budgets aren’t the same anymore, the work is harder, it’s not worth it. I’m over it. I’ve been over it for a couple of years.
VH1: Is your boo in the industry?
Winter: No he’s not.
VH1: Are you going to keep him under wraps?
Winter: Long as possible.
VH1: What do you hope people will gain from reading the book?
Winter: Get an understanding of what it is as a female in this industry when you feel like sometimes you have to do things that you don’t want to do because you’re in a situation and you want to move ahead and you don’t want a certain person in a position of power to bring you down or blackball you from the industry; and just getting a better understanding of what it is in this industry. Just because you watch a video and you see this and you see that doesn’t mean that’s really what’s going on in the reality of it all.
Winter’s book tour for Game Over begins April 4th in New York City at Melba’s in Harlem.