Jasmine V Talks New Music and Haters: ‘It’s a Learning Experience’

Jasmine V has been steadily making a name for herself among the hip young hollywood crowd, and after a successful tour stint last year with none other than pop phenomenon Justin Bieber, this sweet 17-year-old singer is going nowhere but up.

Celebuzz chatted with Miss V about her new music, her collaboration hopes with some of music’s finest, and how she deals with the critics. Check out what she had to say and be sure to pick up a copy of her new mixtape out today!

How does it feel to sing the national anthem at such a big event?

I’m really honored to have sung the National Anthem. Floyd Mayweather’s team asked me to. I’ve been singing it since I was 11 so that was really exciting. I was singing for a lot of teams before I started singing for boxing matches.

Are you a big sports fan?

Yeah. I’m not good at playing sports but I’d stick to watching them.

About your music, you have a new single out.

Yes, it’s called “Just A Friend”. It’s not an official single, but it’ll be on my mixtape which comes out on Tuesday. I’m releasing the mixtape which is kind of like an album, but it’s not the full album yet.

The music video is for the song is out now.

It is. It came out a week ago and it’s doing really well.

You’ve toured with Justin Bieber. Once your album is out, who would you like to tour with next?

I’m not sure. I love Chris Brown, Alicia Keys, Rihanna and Trey Songz. Those would be some people I would like to tour with.

You’ve already collaborated with several artists. Who else are you looking to team up with?

Actually on the mixtape there are some collaborations with Ryan Leslie and Tyga. I would love to do a song with Alicia Keys who is kind of like my idol. I love her. I think Chris Brown would also be a great collaboration to do.

Are you looking to do more dance and pop?

I’d love to do some pop and r&b – a mixture of rhythmic songs. It has a lot of songs my fans can relate to. The mixtape I did now is a voice for my fans to speak out about what they’re going through, but at the end of the day if they don’t know how to say it, then I can be the voice for them.

You have many devoted fans. How do you deal with the critics and haters out there at such a young age?

At the end of the day, it comes with the territory. It’s a learning experience. If something’s wrong, you can go back and fix it the next day. If you don’t make a mistake, then there’s no way of learning from it. I appreciate my fans that have been there from day one and those that haven’t say they’ll be there forever. They’re so dedicated and I couldn’t have better fans.

Are you looking to get back into acting or are you going to just focus on your music?

I definitely want to do a balance of both because I feel like they feed off each other very well.

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