Hypefresh Caught up with Singer/writer/actress Tiffany Evans
Tiffany Evans has been involved in the music industry for almost two decades, yet her best days are still ahead of her. The Bronx native is probably most famous for her role in Tyler Perry’s “Diary of a Mad Black Woman.” Or you may know her from her hit single Promise Ring ft, Ciara. However, there is much more to the former child star then what the average fan might know or assume about Ms. Evans.
Hypefresh got a chance to talk with Tiffany about a wide range of topics, including her Bronx upbringing, breaking the child star stigma, and her growth as a woman and artist.
The first thing you notice about Tiffany Evans when talking to her is the down to earth vibe she naturally gives off. Upon taking the call, Tiffany was very gracious and respectful, while her soft angelic voice gave off just the right dose of confidence. Her words are smooth and non-threating yet assured and unafraid.
She speaks as a woman who has experienced life from both ends of the good and bad spectrum but hasn’t let the bad turn her bitter.
The first thing we discuss is how her Bronx upbringing has influenced her artistry and her style. You can hear the singer brighten up at the thought of her home.
You were born and raised in the Bronx, which is the birthplace for hip-hop. How has that influenced your artistry?
TIFFANY: The Bronx is full of flavor. People of all different walks of life. Not just the borough, but New York period has a different hustle and passion. I use that spirit when it comes to my music and work ethic. Going back home is always inspirational for me, as well.
She gives props to other Bronx natives such as J-lo and Cardi-B for doing a fantastic job of representing the city and applauds J-lo for how she built an empire that expands beyond entertainment.
From there, we went on to discuss how Tiffany Evans became such a polished performer at such a young age
You have been in the music industry for a while, at nine you performed at the Apollo, at ten you completed Star Search with a perfect score how did you become such a polished performer at such an early age?
TIFFANY: I was raised in a household where we listened to and studied a lot of the greats like Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, James Brown, etc. and I always wanted to exhibit the same passion as them when I am on stage. I took notes very early and started to do that in my performances.
However, Tiffany also acknowledges that being a child star isn’t all glitter and gold. Growing up in the music industry exposes you to a-lot more, a lot faster, and you still have to face all the regular growing pains. The 27-year-old mother of two touched on how growing up in front of the world presents a set of problems most people don’t have to deal with. She goes on to point out that it took her a while to learn how to prioritize her mental and spiritual health.
Take us into what the transition has been like to go from child star to teen, to a now-grown woman with real woman issues to deal with, all while growing up in the public eye?
TIFFANY: The transition was far from easy. A lot of people had a hard time seeing me grow up, and when I started to make my own decisions, separate myself from certain crowds, it was appalling to a few people. Nobody really knows what I’ve had to endure these past several years, and it’s the reason why I had to take so many breaks from music. I had to gather myself, my life. I can say that I’m in a great space now.
More Than Just A Child Star
Tiffany goes on to share what it was like “breaking the stigma” of being a child star and growing into the woman she is today. She shares that it wasn’t something she did intentionally, but instead, it happened organically. It wasn’t her intention to shed the child star label when she got married or had children, but a casualty of growing up.
Did you feel the need to break away from the stigma of being a child star, or was it something that organically happened?
Some fans may have wondered where Tiffany has been since her promise ring days, and some may have thought she quit. On the contrary, though, Tiffany has been busy this entire time not only with her family but in her career as well. Evans says she never stopped recording music even when she wasn’t putting any out. She did, however, stay busy during those times, writing music, acting, and growing as an entrepreneur. Aside from an EP released in 2015, Evans has worked on music for hit shows STAR and Glamour. In Addition to that, Tiffany has also collaborated with artists like T-pain and Phora on their tracks. Evans also had appearances in popular television shows Law and Order and the district as well as other film and TV credits.
Tiffany Evans is ready to reintroduce her self and her music to the world. The singer has released two singles in the last year with her hit song’s “Switch Up” and “Merry Go Round.” Both songs highlight Tiffany’s incredible vocal skills and show that Tiffany is a full-grown woman. A first glance, one may not even be able to recognize Tiffany Evans as the little girl who sang her heart out in Diary of a mad black woman. Evans gives off effortless sex appeal that doesn’t distract from her music or lyrics rather complements it beautifully. Her music also reflects her maturation as a person as the content of her songs are revolved around issues adults are facing in today’s world.
When asked what people can expect to get from her upcoming project Tiffany Evans clearly states that her music is going to be real.
What can we expect from the new music/ new projects you are working on?
TIFFANY: The music on this project is a lot more vulnerable. I drew inspiration from my personal experiences, as well as experiences from my close friends that we talk about. Most importantly, you can expect a lot of growth, and I can’t wait until everyone gets to hear it. I’m very proud of this body of work.
What producers and or artists are you working with for your new material?
TIFFANY: I work with a lot of up and coming producers because of the passion and go-getter mentality they have. Producer Crazy T, J Track, Fever, WAV, A-Lex, GoTo, Tasha Catour, and Jawan Harris. Still not everybody but to name a few. They’re all so dope to me, and I can’t wait for everyone to see them shine and to hear what we’ve conjured up.
Talent-wise, there is no question that Tiffany Evans belongs in the Top-Tier of entertainment acts in the game. She can sing with the best of them, she writes music, she acts, and her energy is fantastic. Now that she is ready to rerelease music, we are expecting her to take her rightful place in the upper echelons of the artist topping the charts.
Be sure to check TiffanyEvansOffical.com for updates about anything and everything Tiffany Evans and stay on the lookout for her upcoming projects.