Actress/singer Raven Symone is featured on the cover of the latest issue of JET Magazine. I’ve always wondered to myself why Raven won’t step outside of the Disney persona and become a more mature artist, to fit her age a little more. But after reading the quote below, I can see why! Unlike the rest of these child stars, who grow up to be Lindsay Lohans and Britney Spears’s, she actually has a pretty solid head on her shoulders:

”I have to stay true to who I am’, says Disney star Raven-Symoné, 22, regarding her new self-titled CD, which is slated for release April 29. ‘I am not going to sing about sex, drugs and violence, that’s just not who I am’, she continues. As she prepares for the CD’s release and a 55-city Pajama Party concert tour, the confident and talented entertainer hopes this project will fill a void in today’s music. We need some music that will open people’s minds up and give them other things to think about other than the same things we have been giving them for a while. Maybe my album can do that.’

While the 5-foot-2-inch singer-actress stays true to her music, she’s also staying true to her image by being comfortable with her size. ‘When I look in the mirror and see how voluptuously fabulous I am, I can’t even worry about it. I am just fabulous.’”

Singer Mariah Carey was featured on last week’s edition of JET Magazine