MVRemix: Recently, you've gotten involved with the various artist related campaigns and encouragement online, how serious are you about the electoral process? Have you heavily sought out information on both candidates?
Cassie: Well I have to say I'm always watching CNN, that's the only way to stay on top of it because things change every five minutes. One minute the debate is going on, the next minute [Sarah] Palin's talking about how Barack Obama hangs out with terrorists. There's always something new that's popping up. I think CNN is the best, or check up on their YouTube pages. I stay up on it pretty well. I'm extremely passionate about it. I think we've had eight years of something that's just not helping us. I mean look at the economy now... I'm thinking we need a change and I'm hoping the election is in favour of Obama.
MVRemix: Now I've read a lot about your practicing with and pushing your voice. In your opinion, is an artist credible if they only thrive in the studio with technology?
Cassie: I definitely think you should be able to sing well, but there are so many people that are non-singers now which I don't hate on; rappers or whatever else that don't want to sing. So they can use those tools... It's a style of music, it's what music is now. You can't really knock it if it's of the time. I think that if you're definitely trying to be a singer you don't need it. I don't work with it. Sometimes it's fun to play with it. There's a lot of singers-non-singers that use it and I think it's really cool and so...
MVRemix: With being so strongly portrayed as a sex symbol, do you feel much freedom in life? Watching your diet, strict exercise regimes and such?
Cassie: I'm actually really bad about being lazy and not working out [chuckles] But I have to do it. It's all a brand, being an artist and making yourself successful is making yourself a brand. So, I focus on it, I try to eat healthy and work out and dance as much as I can. It's funny that you say "sex symbol," because I don't even look at myself like that.
MVRemix: Have fun with this one, a la "Fight Club" - "If you could fight any celebrity, who would you fight"?
Cassie: [laughing] Oh my God! That's a tough question; I don't know. I haven't had any real beef with anybody to want to fight them.
MVRemix: Oh no, it's not a real fight, just as a joke. Anyone.
Cassie: I don't know! I can't think of anyone... That's weird. I'll think about that.
MVRemix: You've been doing some acting, and have been modeling for a while, what other non-musical aspirations do you have?
Cassie: The acting, modeling and stuff really played a huge part in why I've been successful as an artist. I'm really focused on this album and it has to be big for me, I want it to be perfect. I'm really anal about it. So we'll see what comes after. I did a film that came out last summer ["Step Up 2: The Streets"], it was a small part, but I really enjoyed it. I would love to do that again at some point.
MVRemix: When I say to you, "The stupidest argument you've had in a relationship," what springs to mind?
Cassie: Probably over some stupid mis-communication. [chuckles] "You were supposed to be here and you told me you'd be here!" I'm not really into relationships so I wouldn't know. [laughs]
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