When Philly rapper Eve was only 17 years old, she got her first record deal with Dr. Dre on Aftermath. But after her third album Eve-O-Lution in 2002, things weren't working out, despite having hits on that album like "Satisfaction" and "Gangsta Lovin." In a new interview with DJ Whoo Kid, Eve talks about what happened.

In the clip, she remembers working on her first record with Dre, "Let Me Blow Ya Mind," on her 2001 album Scorpion and how feisty she was about showing up to the studio and trying to get on a record. She even says she's glad she got dropped because it led to where she is today.

She also talks about being nervous as hell to host the VH1 Hip-Hop Honors, but claims she didn't peep Rich Homie Quan's unfortunate performance of Biggie's "Get Money."

Elsewhere in the interview, Whoo Kid wonders if Nicki Minaj was nervous at the VH1 Hip-Hop Honors. "I'm sure she was nervous," says Eve. "We talked about it in the first read through and she was nervous, but she did her thing. She did a good job."

Watch the whole clip above.

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