Ms. Namita Nayyar: In January 2016, you released your single, “Just My Thang,” featuring Snoop Dogg which has reached #5 on the Billboard chart for retail single sales and #31 on the Urban Adult Contemporary radio chart. How does it feel to have your song on the top of all the charts?
Ms. Rosalee: It’s surreal. When I get creative in the studio and try to come up with concepts for my music, I never have the intent of trying to chart in mainstream media. I like to focus on the art and then hopefully the universe will take it from there. Honestly, I have to thank my fans, my “SOULdiers” for the success of this song. They’ve been incredibly supportive and I couldn’t have done it without them.
Ms. Namita Nayyar: Do you take some special diet or have a strict menu that you follow to remain healthy and physically fit?
Ms. Rosalee: Yes. Currently I’m on a low-carb diet. I was on Paleo for a minute there, but I just can’t seem to stay away from cheese. I guess we can say I’m predominantly Paleo? LOL. I do like to splurge a little from time to time. Life’s too short!
Ms. Namita Nayyar: You have glowing skin and gorgeous hair. Do you take some kind of skin treatment to keep it young and glowing and secondly what you do to your hair to make them look so stunning?
Ms. Rosalee: Thank you for the compliment! First of all, I stay on top of my vitamins. I think everything healthy starts from within. I take multivitamins, fish oil, and probiotics on a daily basis. I wash my hair every other day and I try to let it air dry for the most part. I like to save all the torture they do to my hair for photo and video shoots. My skincare regimen is pretty basic. Wash in the morning and wash at night with drugstore products, nothing fancy. Although lately I have been masking once a week with this Indian healing clay mask that I mix with apple cider vinegar. That seems to really get all the impurities out of my pores.
Ms. Namita Nayyar: What exercises comprise your fitness regime or workout routine that you may wish to share?
Ms. Rosalee: I just bought a Bowflex Max Trainer and that machine has been kicking my booty. I love it! It works everything! And because I’m so pressed for time, it only requires 14 mins to complete its HIIT session. I’ll usually end my routine with some abs and will occasionally throw in some arms or legs.
Ms. Namita Nayyar: Elaborate about your experience on working with Snoop Dogg for your hit single “Just My Thang” ?
Ms. Rosalee: When I was working on my album, Snoop was in the studio working with my producer on a couple of his own projects. He just happened to hear some of my music and dug what he heard. He expressed to my producer that he wanted to do some stuff on the track with me. When I heard this news I about lost it. I’ve always been such a huge fan of Snoop’s.