Love & Hip Hop Atlanta star Joseline Hernandez covers Rolling Out Magazine.
The reality star dishes on her upcoming fitness DVD, her connection with Stevie J, and sends a special message to people like Tamar Braxton, who she believes is jealous of her success.
Besides ”Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” what are you working on?
My album is coming out; we’ve been working on my album. I have international records on the table; we’re just working.
The last song we heard from you was ”Bailar,” is the rest of the album going to have that feel?
[It’s] reggaeton, hip-hop, pop — I do everything. I sing and I rap in Spanish. Stevie got me doing everything in the studio. I love it, I’m excited that I can go from being a stripper to a pop icon. I’m actually a pop icon because little girls were dressing like me for Halloween. I thought they only dressed like Michael Jackson for Halloween.
How did it make you feel to see that?
It happened so fast. One year, it’s only been one year. I met Stevie as a stripper. We went into the studio I did my first song in two hours and that song is amazing. … It’s fun but it’s hard work. Going into the studio with Stevie is not easy. He’s [got] three Grammys. He doesn’t make bubblegum songs. I have a harder time going into the studio with Stevie and making a song with him. I feel like with everybody else, I’m just “that b—-” but when I go in the studio with him he tells me “It’s not right, you gotta do it again.”
What can fans expect from your upcoming fitness tape?
[It’s called] “Body by Joseline.” Honey, they not gonna do it. [Laughs] I’m just kidding when I say that. It’s one-on-one, when you guys see “Body by Joseline” the DVD it’s actually like I’m speaking to you. I’m gonna really tell a woman how to lose their weight. A lot of women don’t know you’re not gonna lose weight unless you know your body and understand what you can and can’t eat. I was like 30 pounds heavier, I lost weight [by] myself.
What is it about Stevie J that makes you so infatuated with him?
I think Stevie and I are infatuated with each other. Because things go right but I curse him out and I slap him; everybody knows that. I think he’s like my boyfriend. I guess it’s like a relationship. I guess we go together.
You guess you go together?
I mean we do go together — it just works. I never met a guy that everything just works out. I’ve had a lot boyfriends but that one — we just work out.
Are you going to take it a step further and get married?
You have to wait till the [end of] ”Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” season two. You’ll find out, you’ll see. I love him; he’s a great guy. [The couple has reportedly married.]
There are people like Tamar Braxton who have publicly dissed you. What would you like to say to them?
Well, I’m the baddest b—- out there in the streets. [They say] ”how dare this little immigrant girl come from Puerto Rico [and] just become a star.” You know I hate that s—! They’re jealous. Shout-out to Tamar Braxton, she wants to be a bad b—- like myself but she can’t be. She’s been trying to come out with music for how many years? [It’s been] f—–g 20 years since her sister [Toni] was a star. They don’t understand how a girl like me can come out and be this, but I have talent. It’s not my fault. When you got talent, you got talent. Shout-out to the haters; I love the haters. I do it for your amusement.