NFL WIFE SASHA GATES TACKLES THE MUSIC INDUSTRY
As the E! hit show WAGS is set to return for their second season Sunday, we wanted to share some exciting news from one of the show’s stars Sasha Gates. Gates launched her music career this April with her first single “We Go Hard” and BOSSIP was among the special invited guests to the single release party. We spoke with Sasha and couldn’t wanted to be sure to share our exclusive interview before Sunday night’s premiere.
She’s more than just a reality star and football wife. Sasha Gates, wife of Antonio Gates and star of E!’s WAGS is making a few plays of her own. The Canadian artist is starting to make a name for herself as she steps into the music scene to pursue her dreams of becoming a professional singer.
Growing up idolizing Prince, Michael Jackson, Janet and Madonna, Sasha has loved music and performing since the age of five. She recently just released her new single “We Go Hard,” which is her favorite song off her upcoming debut album that is scheduled to be released later this year. Though singing is her passion, she admits that there was a time where she didn’t always see it being possible while balancing being a new mother and wife.
“I just take a big leap of faith and have confidence that I will find a way to make all of this work. Being a mother and wife always comes first, that is my priority but once I was able to get on a routine I found time to weave in my music,” she said. “It was important to me to also not loose myself, music is really my creative outlet and I cherish that time.”
The Trinidadian singer definitely didn’t have an easy start. She moved to California from Canada knowing no one and struggled but never gave up. She explained that her husband supports her music and being on WAGS has given her an amazing platform to share her music with the world. Being married to a professional athlete does come with misconceptions though. She told us that people often think she’s “a lazy housewife who doesn’t have to lift a finger.”
“WRONG!” she said. “I am an entrepreneur, I am a mother, I am a musician. I have my own businesses, projects and dreams. Just because I am married to a successful man, does not mean I don’t work for my own success.”
The Pop/R&B singer’s dream venue to perform at is the The O2 in London. She would love to collaborate with many artists from Bryson Tiller, Nicki Minaj and Drake to Future, Jay Z and Sam Smith. She also plays the guitar. She plans to influence a culture and show people that a WAG is more than what people think.
“I also hope to inspire young women to strive to have it all. You can be a wife, a mom, a business owner, a music star, just go hard!”
Dope ish right? Check out her single below:
Hit the flip for more photos of Sasha and don’t forget to tune in to WAGS on E! Sunday at 10/9c