Singer Niykee Heaton has been making waves ever since her cover songs on YouTube starting gaining massive traffic a few years ago. Heaton recently dropped her EP ” Bad Intentions” and sat down with HipHopDX to discuss the process of making the album, her new single “Infinity”, and meeting Russell Simmons for the first time.
When discussing meeting Russel Simmons for the first time, Heaton explains it was all a whirlwind.
“Oh my God, I was like blitz attacked,” Niykee Heaton explains in an exclusive interview with HipHopDX. “All of a sudden I get an email from his assistant that’s like, ‘Russell wants to meet you.’ I was in New York by myself ‘cause [my manger] Lauren [Pisciotta] had left and [Russell Simmons’ assistant] was like, ‘Meet me at this address, he’s getting out of yoga, come to the car,’ and I’m like, ‘Oh my God, okay.’ I get in this SUV and she’s like, ‘Oh Russell’s come down from yoga, he’ll be here in a second.’ I’m in the back seat, he gets in the front seat and turns around and goes, ‘Oh.’ I was just stunned in the back seat of his SUV and he was just talking at me after his yoga class and I was just trying to listen to what he was saying but he literally talks so fast that I don’t know what happened. It’s literally like being attacked by words and I honestly don’t even remember what it was about. He was just saying, ‘I believe in you’ and I’m like, ‘Cool.’ I drove [with] him to the airport, dropped him off and then his driver drove me back. It was the strangest thing that’s ever happened.
Niykee went on to discuss how she made her recently released single, “Infinity“.
“The way that came about [was] me and Lauren were in the car. And I think this song came on and it was a girl singer and she was like, ‘I love you for infinity’ and I was like, ‘That’s the corniest shit I’ve ever heard,’” Niykee Heaton explains. “I’m like, ‘Lauren if I ever write a song that says I love you for infinity just fuckin’ shoot me,’ and she was like, ‘Well why don’t you say something cool then?’ And I was like, ‘Yeah, I’ll fuck you for infinity,’ and I was like, ‘Oh my God, wait.’ And then I made it into a song. That’s where that term came from but ‘Infinity’ again is one of those songs that I generalized. So it sounds like ‘I could love you for infinity, I’ll be your baby forever’ it’s a love song, but I actually wrote it for my sister where I’ll be your baby even when you’re gone. It’s that kind of love, eternal. That’s what that song is about. I just had to add a ‘for’ in there to make it interesting [laughs].”