Penny For Your Thoughts With … MC LYTE

Pioneering female rapper and actress, MC Lyte, debuts this week on ITunes with her new group Almost September.

In 5 words or less, what do you think about…

George Bush?
Doesn’t care about black people.

Bill Clinton?

Malcolm X?


What is your airplane ritual? IPod? Sleep? Sweat Pants? Alcohol? Spill the beans.
Traveling with my own blanket and pillow are a must, along with a window seat so I can lean on the wall of the plane. Ipod? Yes, but I’m usually sleep before I can listen. Sleep? Absolutely. Sweat pants? You got it! Alcohol? Not needed.

What is your favorite tune to sing in the shower?
“Everlasting Love” by Natalie Cole or something by Musiq.

What do you think about unidentified flying objects and people who see them?
They are real, and the people who spot them must be made to look crazy.

What is your favorite American city?

What do you think about the war in Iraq?

Tell us about your tattoos.
The first one I hate. I got it when I was 18 and it’s a stupid heart with my name in it. (soo sailor…LOL). I now have a beautiful woman with butterfly wings or angel wings, all according to how I’m feeling. It sits at the lower base of my back.

What do you think about interracial relationships?
Hey, the older I get, the more open I become. It must be hard on the individuals seeing all the hate thrown their way, which just proves that they must be really into each other to subject themselves to such ridicule.

Who was your celebrity crush growing up?
Was and still is Morris Chestnut.

Who is your celebrity crush now?
Morris Chestnut.

What song and artist would people be surprised to know you dig?
“DVNO” by Justice.

What’s your favorite late-night snack?
0% Fat free Greek Yogurt w/ one Splenda and fruit.

Who is the biggest influence in your personal life?
My Church.

What is your favorite scene in a film?
Then – Eddie Murphy as “Sexual Chocolate” in “Coming to America.” Now, Eddie in “Norbit” at the water park.

What is on your Tivo right now?
“Dirt,” “American Idol,” “Nip Tuck,” and “The Boot.”

Obama, Clinton or McCain?
Obama with no reservations.

Name one book that you consider a must read.
“Science of Survival.”

What frightens you?
Our government.

What is your favorite article of clothing?
A black long trench coat with patches.

Shout out the website for a cause/issue that’s close to your heart.
Let Your Light Shine Youth Foundation

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