Songstress Jhene Aiko scores the second cover of Vibe magazine’s summer 2014 issue. With Jhene’s ‘The Worst‘ lyrics stuck in everyone’s head, she more than deserved this cover. Now, one thing that I love about Jhene is that she owns that whole boho chic style! So, it only made since to have her photo shoot at the Descanso Gardens in Los Angeles.
Check out some fab photos from Jhene’s shoot below and see what she revealed to the mag:
On her real-life love style: She once gave a guy flowers from Walgreens (“He was like, ‘You’re making me feel like a bitch.’ He liked it, though.”) The biggest splurge gift: a boat ride, at $200 per hour, for a day-time excursion that she references on “Comfort Inn Ending (Freestlye),” singing: “I should’ve never fucked you on a boat on your birthday.”
On comparing her style and collabo partner Drake’s style: “Drake’s a conversation with a woman on a level of honesty,” says producer No I.D., who signed Jhené to his Def Jam imprint, Artium, in 2011. “Jhené represents the woman who talks to herself and deals with the good, the bad, the happy, the sad, the spiritual and the ghetto.”
On her self-proclaimed “hood rat behavior”: Doing hood rat things was part of Jhené and her best friend Tynetta’s agenda. In fourth grade, they took a midnight Metrolink bus ride to Compton—“I told everyone about it. I felt so brave,” says Jhené. She gradually smartened up and later realized she was a lightweight after downing a whole bottle of brandy with two friends while one of their moms weren’t home. She woke up to vomit in the sheets. “I just remember having a ridiculous conversation, being loud,” says Jhené. “I probably had a hangover for the next two days. Until this day, I can’t drink brandy.”
For more on Jhene, head over to Vibe