Here is an excerpt from DOPE Magazine‘s cover story with Angela Yee.
Arionne Alyssa: You really hold your own in a room with two very outspoken guys in Charlamagne and DJ Envy. What’s your favorite aspect of working with them every morning on The Breakfast Club?
Oh my gosh! The best part about working with them is that it’s always funny. We always have a good time. It doesn’t feel like work. Yes, I hate getting up every morning (laughs), but I never get up saying “I don’t want to go to work.” I say, “I wish I could have gotten another hour of sleep!” I don’t hate my job. I love it. Of course, we get into it sometimes, but even our arguments are funny. My favorite thing about working with the two of them is how much we support each other. I know that no matter what happens, they’ll have my back. If I tell them that a person said this or did that, they’re going to be on my side.
It’s common knowledge that you have a mean shoe game. Who are your favorite designers? Would you ever consider working with a shoe designer to make your own line?
I would love to work with a shoe designer (ecstatic)! That would be absolutely incredible for me. This season, I saw a lot of Giuseppe shoes that I love. Of course, everyone loves Louboutin. They just create incredible shoes. YSL, I’ve always loved their shoes. Balenciaga. I’m looking through my shoes right now to see what I have (laughs). And I will buy shoes from designers that I’ve never heard of before. The other day, I bought a pair by a designer named Diego Dolcini. Oh, I can’t forget Walter Steiger shoes! Their shoes are so comfortable and I love how their heels look.
You have such a wonderfully busy life but even the best career girls need some kind of non-work-related downtime. What do you do and where do you go to relax?
I love vacations. It’s funny because I never used to take them until I was about 23 or 24 years old. I was kind of late but now I realize how important they are. I think it’s great to really go away, even if it’s just for a couple days. It gives you something to look forward to and when you come back, you’re refreshed and ready to work. Also, reading and writing are both very relaxing to me.
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