Eve Covers Giant Mag...28-year-old rapper Eve sits down with Giant Magazine‘s Regina Robertson in a very candid interview, where she talks about everything from sex tapes to the state of hip hop music in the April/ May 2007 Edition. I am so gald Eve is back, crunch time bitches! Here are some excepts from the interview…

ON THE LEAKED SEX TAPE WITH FORMER BOYFRIEND STEVIE J:

“I was hurt by it. But what kept me calm was that everybody knew he was my boyfriend. Not that I wanted people to see me having sex, but it wasn’t like I was getting gangbanged – that would have been crazy.”

ON THE DECLINE OF HIP HOP MUSIC:

“For me, it all started with (D4L’s) ‘Laffy Taffy.’ When I first heard that song on the radio, I just knew it was a joke, but then I kept hearing it. Every artist has the right to do what they want, but I don’t believe in making that kind of music. It’s disposable. Hip-hop is in cardiac arrest, but I think it’s revivable.”


ON RECONNECTING WITH LIL’ KIM:

“I used to roll in the car with my high school friends listening to Biggie and Kim. (But we were) not speaking, for whatever reason. When my publicist told me we would be sitting across from each other, I was like, ‘Are you serious?’ There wasn’t any real beef, but I just didn’t want any tension. But we ended up talking, like really talking, for forty-five minutes. We even exchanged numbers. I’d love to do a joint with Kim. I really want to see her come back, you know?”

ON INTERRACIAL LOVE:

“I’m going to love who loves me, and if I’m attracted to a person, I’m attracted to them. I’ve had black men say to me, ‘Oh, I heard you were dating a white man.’ It’s like, ‘Have I gone out with (a white man)? Yes. Am I dating someone white? No, but if I was, it would be my choice, so stay out of my business.’”

For more with Eve, as well as Daddy Yankee, Joss Stone, Young Buck and Amy Winehouse, check out the new issue on newsstands everywhere!