What's not to love about the pitbull in a skirt? Eve Jihan Jeffers is Philadelphia's own home girl who's translated her rhymes and edgy style into Hollywood cache. Grabbing her own self-titled television show and getting the opportunity to make out with Michael Ealy when she played Terri in Ice Cube's "Barbershop," Eve's had it pretty good. As we gear up to see Eve-y Eve at the ESSENCE Music Festival on July 6-8, let's take a look back at her journey.
In 2002, the pitbull in a skirt released her third album “Eve-Olution,” containing the hit “Gansta Lovin’” featuring a braid-sporting Alicia Keys on the chorus. The single shot to no. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and the album peaked at no. 6 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart.
Here are Eve and Alicia Keys performing during the Countdown to Kickoff: The NFL Times Square Concert in 2002.