We’ve all come to know the funny, outspoken and sexually expressive, Po Johnson on VH1’s ‘Lala Full Court Life’ alongside her BFF, Lala Anthony and Dice. Last year, their reality series came to its final episode after a three-year-run since its 2011 debut, but the trio’s solo careers skyrocketed over the course of year. Po Johnson delve into her passion for music, she now has some new material in the works.
Last week, I caught up with the 29-year old, at the Lenora lounge in NYC for the launch of a new dating app called the ‘Bae-App’ [Before Anyone Else] , and we dished on a few topics of interests.
Take a read at our girl chat below:
Po Johnson: Well, I don’t want to take full credit for the app because its not mine. It’s two young brothers who are college graduates [they’re awesome] that came up with this app idea its a great idea.
I do alot of night events and I’m part of that social life and people of all colors come to my parties so I wanted to collaborate what I do with this app and I thought it would be cool [plus] its like having a party on your phone.
BAE [ Before Anyone Else] , Is A Mobile Dating App That Caters Specifically To African American Singles. The Founders Launched The App At Howard University In April, And Received Over 17,000 Downloads In Its First Month OutPerforming Tinder In It’s Early Stages.
PLUM: Each of Us Had To Download The App For Review, What Do You Think Sets This App Apart From Other Dating Apps?
You can’t front, dating apps are fun, This app is really awesome and cool, and I came no board to help market the product. The two guys that created this app, are edgy, their young, two men of color, and they know what’s hot on the scene. I think what people want in a romantic other they’ll find it on this app.
PLUM: During Your Reality TV Rise, You Began Fulfilling Your Passion In Music, Dropping Singles Here and There In Recent Years, Where Is Po Johnson Musically Right Now?
Po Johnson: I’ve been doing alot of writing lately. I’ve done a few songs with [pause]. Well, they [artists] don’t like when you say: I wrote for that artist. But I’m in the studio alot [right now] and I am writing for other artists.
I’m also working on my own stuff right now, and I’ve been doing music right now that comes with me organically. I had a small success with ‘Monster’ and ‘Fem Fatale’ but I can’t really rush it and say when exactly the next project is going to come out.
PLUM: We Hear Your Signing To A New Record Label? What Can You Tell Us?
Po Johnson: I’m going to drop another project , and I just submitted songs to my new label that I signed to [laughs] but lips are sealed right now.
PLUM: You’ve Always Been Pretty Open About Your Sexuality. This Past Summer, Your Relationship Took A New Turn And Rumor Has It That Your New Beau Is A Him . Are You Dating NMA Fighter Liam McGeary?
Po Johnson: Yes, I’m In A Relationship.
PLUM: Are You Happy?
Po Johnson: That is true, Liam and I are great[blushes] , and I’m enjoying the relationshi [smiles, covers face] . I really don’t like to talk about it, but [pause] you know, everybody knows I’m a very outspoken person but I think I was more concern about my LGBTQ community and people judging me, and me letting anybody down.
PLUM: Did You Think You Would be Un-Supported From the LGBTQ Because Of Your Decision?
Po Johnson: The LGBTQ is my family, and like any family, your concerned about what your family think of you. But I think for me, the main thing that I stand for as a person is being ‘honest’, and they have supported me in this decision.
PLUM: Will We See Any Projects From The Trio-Squad [Lala, Dice, And Yourself] In The Near Future?
Po Johnson: I just left Lala and Dice, we were all hanging out until 3.am last night and I am not really liberty to speak on them but here’s what I can say:
Lala has been doing alot of the movies, so she’s concentrating on that. She is a series regular o CBS /A&E ‘Unforgettable’ show so look out for that. She just did a movie called ‘Chiraq’ which premieres in theaters December 1st, and she’s set to begin filming Ernest Dickerson’s ‘Double Play’.
Dice is working alot, and she’s all over the place, doing alot of work behind the scenes, and that’s my background as well. We have a project coming out soon, but I’m not telling because I don’t want to jinx myself [laughs].
Po recently debut her holiday sweater collection, a joint collaboration with Served Fresh Collection, and before you think about its negative connotations, take a read at what the designers had to say about their ‘ugly sweater’ line.
Our Goal Is To Simply Help The Paradigm From Spending Beyond Our Means This Time Of Year [on gifts that are quickly forgotten] – To Raising Awareness And Opening Our Eyes To The World Around Us.
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